NRECA Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.5
63%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
NRECA CEO Jim Matheson
Jim Matheson
18 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Major changes taking place with new CEO have created an unstable feel(in 7 reviews)

  • "Too many politics and senior management needs to prioritize and understand what is happening across the board(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Mature organization with fantastic benefits and mission"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great location, meaningful mission that helps rural communities and international electrification. Colleagues are passionate and professional.

    Cons

    Would be better to have true parental leave instead of that folding into STD policy. Not a transient DC workforce so expect to come and stay, and not get promoted every year.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent people at the helm"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are employed by NRECA, you get some good benefits like a pension and a 401k and basic health/dental/vision insurance. Not if you are a contractor.

    Cons

    Stay away! Whether you a fully employed NRECA or a contract you are at the leadership or lack thereof, of NRECA chief officers. Middle and low management if just as bad if not worse. They have no true leadership or management training. Many of them are given the management position after begging for it without any qualifications to get it. They cry, "I've been here x number of years, I deserve this management positions" They'll stab you in the back to make themselves look good. Like lie to their supervisors to blame someone then they are the ones in charge. All level of management don't know how to properly and clearly communicate their expectations and needs to perform the work. A lot of contention between teams and sections. No one has your back. A lot of internal cliques, breeds more contention between sections and teams. Management encourages cliques and they muddy the water by spreading rumors. A lot of rumors spreading especially from low & middle management. Top executive management only care about making the rural electric companies happy but about how the internal organization functions. IT and security department personnel are hacking their own people without cause. They operate in Virginia, so they terminate people all the time without having to need a real cause. Supervisors will lie to future employers when they reach out to them for a employment verification. Make sure you record everything you do to cover yourself from all the lies they tell. BAD! VERY BAD!!

    Continue reading

    NRECA Response

    June 2, 2020Director of Talent Management

    We are sorry to hear that this was your experience at NRECA. This is not typical of the feedback we receive from our employees and we would like the opportunity to speak with you regarding your concerns. We take your comments seriously. Please feel free to reach out to us via phone at 703-907-5610, or email at humanresources@nreca.coop.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "This organization needs a revamp and better leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRECA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and competitive

    Cons

    Poor middle and upper management

    Continue reading
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Needs more diversity but won't because they are compliant."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRECA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits, pay and schedule flexibility are pros.

    Cons

    Lack of diverse people including women. The people who work here seem a bit judgemental and uncomfortable around people of color, until they "have" to interact with them. The diversity and inclusion committee is a joke. They only value you when you are an asset to them.

  5. Helpful (6)

    "Leadership issues"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRECA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, retirement plans, coworkers are supportive.

    Cons

    The worst part of NRECA is its leadership team. The CEO has been asleep at the wheel, not practicing any leadership and letting his senior executives fight each other and causing silos. Many of these executives have been there for years and are just collecting a paycheck. Good luck if you decide to call this your work home.

    Continue reading

    NRECA Response

    September 9, 2019Director of Talent Management

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry that any part of your experience working at NRECA was a negative one. We take the feedback of our employees seriously and are constantly striving to improve operations and work more effectively together. Our recent employee engagement survey results were in the top quartile and we know we must work hard to continue receiving high positive scores from our employees. The senior leadership team and our entire organization are committed to creating an environment that facilitates successful collaboration in our ongoing efforts to add value to our members. If you have any further suggestions or specific insights on how we can do better, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family oriented, great benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    Could be a little too methodical in decision making

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place lots of internal harmless politics"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people in the office

    Cons

    Lots of internal politicking and nonsense

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Highly recommend"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great mission serving the interest of electric cooperatives and the communities they serve. Generous benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Investment & Retirement Planner"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time

    Pros

    First class collegial atmosphere throughout organization.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times.

    Continue reading
  10. "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, Flexible, open office, Take care of employees

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

Found 94 reviews