At Columbia REA, we truly believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. On a daily basis, our employees face many exciting opportunities for making this organization grow and succeed; these individuals are the people giving 100%. With constant attention to learning our business, improving processes and meeting our members’ needs, they are able to look back with pride on every day they are here.
While our line workers remain our public face, it takes many departments to run an electric distribution cooperative like Columbia REA. On our staff, we have communicators, accountants, key account representatives who work with our commercial and industrial members, member services representatives, information technology professionals, warehouse staff, staking technicians and engineers who plot where the new power lines will be built.
As a critical part of our cooperative’s success, we are proud to be able to provide our employees with a comprehensive benefits package, including: competitive salaries, 401K, Retirement Security Plan, medical insurance, holidays, paid time off as well as safety and wellness programs.
Keeping our employees safe and healthy is key to ensuring that we can continue our mission of providing affordable electricity and excellent customer service to our members. We also place a very high value on the professional and personal growth of our employees and providing them with the resources to further enhance their abilities to perform in their existing position or qualifying them for additional responsibilities and advancement. We believe that the best and most rewarding working environment results from a direct relationship between management and employees. This way, each person can be respected and treated as an individual and together we can focus on the most important people, the members.
Columbia REA has had the honor of receiving the following community awards:
• 2016 Crime Prevention Program of the Year
• 2010 & 2011 Best of the Best Places to Work
• 2011 Walla Walla Business of the Year
• 2010 Healthy Business of the Year
• 2010 Dayton Business of the Year
We truly believe that recognition like this doesn’t happen by chance. It happens because of the commitment we make to our employees as well as our culture of encouraging employees to openly celebrate each other’s accomplishments.
Columbia REA is successful because of the dedication of our employees, which would not be possible without their contribution.