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NRECA Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  • Too many politics and senior management needs to prioritize and understand what is happening across the board (in 7 reviews)

  • Salary and hiring freeze, limited career advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA (More than a year)

    Pros

    good area and challenging work

    Cons

    low pay and no time off as a contractor

    Advice to Management

    trust employees and micromanage less


  2. "Experience at NRECA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - A worthy mission
    - Good environment

    Cons

    - Can be slow moving - but that is changing slowly
    - Can be full of silos
    - Some teams do not have enough worker bees and too many decision makers
    - Doesn't feel modern or quite up to speed, despite the company's efforts
    - Does possess many "lifers" which can be a good and bad thing
    - HR moves very slow

    Advice to Management

    Retain new talent instead of seeing them go as there always seems to be an influx of managers here and not enough people to manage.


  3. "Need serious work ethics overhaul."

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    Former Contractor - IT Pro in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - IT Pro in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRECA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice location & free Pete's coffee.

    Cons

    Unqualified full-time employees disrespecting contractual workers without being reprimanded.

    Advice to Management

    Need proper budget allocation for essential positions to retain the best talent.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "NRECA"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous pay and very good benefits. 401k match and pension plan for all employees. Verynice people to work with.

    Cons

    There is very little opportunity for advancement because the company is so small. There is no incentive for employees. No bonuses or recognition for a job well done. Employees who underperform are not held accountable.

    NRECA Response

    Nov 3, 2015 – Employer Representative

    From peer-to-peer recognition cards to achievement awards with a cash value, we're committed to offering incentive and reward programs to let our 780 employees know how much we value them. At NRECA ... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "sr director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people, membership that the organization served is full of talented individuals.

    Cons

    no advancement
    institution designed to protect itself


  7. "It's just ok..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good sense of community in the asociation. People are nice to work with and there isn't a lot of competition, there is a team work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities. We just had our first lay off and the association is cutting on a few benefits (including tuition reimbursement). They are now showing that they are like any other company out there. It's all about money and we cut from those who it will hurt the most. Oh also forgot to mention no casual dress.

    Advice to Management

    People are your most important asset.


  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. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "slow & steady"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NRECA full-time

    Pros

    NRECA has good pay and benefits. The work/life balance is relatively easy. There is limited travel. Arlington location is easy to get to from the Metro.

    Cons

    The pace of work is very slow and there is a lot of employee turnover. The office in Arlington is very dated and dingy. Leadership is very political. Limited opportunity for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time to figure out why there is so much employee turnover, since IMHO it can't be too much work or too little pay.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall, great people to work with. And definitely for a good cause

    Cons

    Not much challenging work for electrical engineers, not much scope for growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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