Mission: To promote, support and protect the community and business interests of electric cooperatives.
Here’s how electric cooperatives across the country pitched in to help Texas co-op staffers who’d lost their homes to Hurricane Harvey. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQgTk
Proud to be #6 on the Washington Post’s list of the top places to work in the DC region. The unique co-op culture puts service above self, and that’s a mission that is baked into our DNA. Thanks to our employees and members for making this possible!
At NRECA, we believe cooperatives build a better world and we are looking for talented people to join us.
We are a mission-driven organization with more than 700 employees supporting more than 900 private, consumer-owned electric cooperatives across the country.
More than just a trade association:
We think NRECA is a great place to work — but don't just take our word for it, see what AARP, Northern Virginia Family Service, and Computerworld and Washingtonian magazines have to say:
At NRECA, we work to ensure our compensation and benefits plans are competitive. Here are some of the benefits that make NRECA a great place to work:
NRECA cares about the total health and well-being our employees. This means creating opportunities for them to kick back together, or step up together. In addition to offering traditional health insurance benefits, NRECA hosts regular health screenings and fitness classes, offers free on-site gym access, regular Weight Watchers programs, and we have several health and weight loss programs available to employees through our benefits provider.
And total wellness isn't just about our bodies. NRECA also encourages financial wellness through a generous 401(K) and defined benefit pension plan, tuition assistance, commuter assistance, national discount programs and free personal investment counseling.
NRECA offers generous personal time off as well as 11 paid holidays to ensure employees have a healthy work-life balance. We also offer alternate work arrangements and other flexibilities to help employees feel personally and professionally fulfilled.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities for employees to get to know one another outside the office. We offer paid time off for volunteering and regularly take part in charitable and team-building activities together.
Concern for Community is one of the seven cooperative principles, and one to which NRECA is very dedicated. NRECA and its employees support various local, national and international charities including; matching contribution campaigns, "in-kind giving" drives for food, clothing, school supplies and blood. NRECA also promotes a variety of community service projects.
Serve our Co-ops; Serve our Country is a nationwide initiative to honor and employ veterans, military service members, and their spouses. The program focuses on educating and training co-ops to implement nationally recognized leading practices in attracting, hiring, onboarding and retaining veterans. The second focus area of this program is to care for the veteran communities that live in suburban and rural areas.
I worked at NRECA full-time (More than 3 years)
Working for a member-driven, organization, that espouses and lives by cooperative principles and values; great benefits and long-term employment culture
Very autocratic senior leadership pyramid; too many silos; member cooperatives are from predominantly “red states”; national support for coal power plants; it vehemently opposed all Obama administration proposed regulations to combat climate change
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at NRECA (Arlington, VA) in December 2017.
Four month process. Final in person interview was with 6 individuals, took three hours. An individual in my network told me that they selected someone in December but I did not hear from H.R. until a month later. The same person stated that the hiring manager thought that I was too experienced, which to me means ageism.