Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 10, Small

NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)

Arlington, Va. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 8 for training
To make good on its commitment to innovation, this Arlington, Va.-based organization, which represents consumer-owned power cooperatives, created an IT Innovation Program that gives staffers the time, tools, funding and encouragement they need to pursue new ideas and develop new systems. Monthly celebration meetings showcase IT staffers' innovations, and the organization's Recognition Award program gives employees and managers an opportunity to pay tribute to their co-workers' achievements. NRECA offers a telework option that lets employees take control of their commutes.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 737

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 167

IT employee turnover in 2014: 7%

IT promotions in 2014: 13%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $2,565