I worked at National Rural Utilities Cooperative full-time (More than 10 years)
Great benefits, mostly great people!
Raises are not large unless you change position.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at National Rural Utilities Cooperative (Dulles, VA) in December 2016.
The initial screening took place on the phone. They automatically say that pay will be well below industry averages for this type of work. I decided to continue pursuing it, but the second round interview took more than 30 days to happen. The location is right off a highway, requires a car, has little in the area for enjoyment or even places to live, and runs you through VA or MD traffic for the commute. The time I was given to appear for the interview was not left up to discussion. There was no communication throughout the more than 30 day gap in interviews. Finally, the process seemed unorganized with meeting senior members and none of the more junior people who will be your direct peers. Afterwards, they sent a completely impersonal rejection letter that sounded like I had only submitted an application and didn't interview there at all. Overall, pay would be low and everyone there seemed nice but a little too niche relative to the overall makeup of the industry.
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