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Updated November 8, 2017
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  • Salary and hiring freeze, limited career advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

  • The breadth of services is very wide for a single organization, making it easy to form silos in certain areas (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved everyone on my team! I learned so much and had the best time!

    Cons

    NRECA was the best.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Communicaitons Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time

    Pros

    great company with great potential

    Cons

    work on the shadow of operations

    Advice to Management

    value all employees equally

  3. "Sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing to say right now.

    Cons

    Too many to list here


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NRECA part-time

    Pros

    My boss, George Biles, was a very friendly, funny, and passionate guy about his work. Kept the job interesting and bearable.

    Cons

    Low Pay, you have to for parking every damn day, and I felt the IT team was very much male dominated

    Advice to Management

    Hire more woman and make it more female friendly.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented employees; challenging work; great mission; awesome benefits; energized work environment; caring employer

    Cons

    Make things too complicated sometimes; wide range of priorities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum and hold people accountable


  6. "great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    NRECA offers a family atmosphere and encourages cross-departmental collaboration.

    Cons

    NRECA is slow to implement changes


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Hit or miss"

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    Former Employee - Principal/Representative in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Principal/Representative in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRECA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Departments with new managers are moving in positive directions.
    Good work-life balance when you have small children
    Nice views from offices
    Close to home

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunity. I wouldn’t recommend taking a job here mid-career and hope to move up. Need to be here at least 10 years to be promoted.
    HR means well, but isn’t effective outside of recruitment and benefits.
    Management teams who’ve been here a long time are self-protecting.

    Advice to Management

    My department welcomed new people with fresh ideas. Other departments pretend to care, but want to stay stuck with bad managers no one else wants. Others know who you are and think you should fix this.

    CEO and COO should look at where VP and Directors have average of 15 yrs + with company. This is where you’ll find the managers who don’t have leadership skills and don’t do their jobs. Move under performing managers out or over. I have friends who are looking to leave because of this.

  8. "Financial analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NRECA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, pension, non profit, benefits

    Cons

    culture, management, pseudo government, no boundries


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a friendly work environment!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRECA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great stepping stone for future work

    Cons

    No room to grow. Management does not do well with communicating.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding bad employees for work they have not done and treat good employees like they belong there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Could be much better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRECA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, great employees and members.

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities. Very disappointing considering the size of the association. Management doesn't appear to be in positions to encourage professional development or just doesn't know how. Association wide it seems there is a lack of clarity in what policies are in place and what is expected of employees to get a raise, gain more responsibility and so on.


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