Benefits - Great River Energy

Our Total Rewards commitment

We offer an outstanding Total Rewards package to appreciate and acknowledge our employees.

Employee well-being matters

Great River Energy earned the designation as a Healthiest 100 Employer each of the past five years. Annually, employees may earn up to $1,000 in a health management incentive. We offer interest-free fitness loans repaid through payroll deductions and incentives for participation in healthy activities.

Time away from work

We encourage work life balance. Our paid time off plan is based on years of service. A new hire accrues 184 hours annually and the highest level accrues 248 hours annually. Employees may purchase up to 80 hours of additional time off. We offer nine paid holidays, and employees receive four personal days each year. (*Bargained employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement) 

Business improvement incentive

Employee innovation is highly valued and a key component of our culture of business improvement. If our yearly goals are met, all employees share equally in an incentive payout of up to 20% of identified business improvement savings (capped at $2,500 per employee). Additionally, employees who contributed to the business improvement efforts are entered into a quarterly prize drawing.

Continuous learning

We encourage continuing education, career development and specialized training that increase professional effectiveness and knowledge. Employees are eligible for up to $10,500 in tuition assistance per year. We offer internal programs to help employees take charge of their professional and career development.  

Commitment to communities

Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is ingrained in everything we do. Employees who assist people in our communities during non-business emergencies are recognized with a good neighbor award. We match up to $40,000 of employee contributions during our annual community giving campaign. We provide eligible employees up to 16 paid hours a year so they may participate in outside volunteer activities. We encourage the use of clean, electric vehicles (EV) by offering up to a $2,500 incentive for employees who purchase or lease a new EV. Our environmental policy guides employee conduct and is an integral part of our culture.

Retirement plan invests in employees

On the first day of employment, employees can begin contributing to our 401 (k) retirement plan. We match 100% of the employee’s contributions, up to the first 5% of your earnings each year. In addition, if you are eligible, we make employer contributions to the plan on your behalf equal to 6% of your earnings. All match and employer contributions are vested immediately.

Other offered benefits for you and your family, including your domestic partner:

  • Health insurance (multiple plan options, including a health reimbursement account with company contribution)
  • Prescription drug program
  • Health management/well-being program
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (health & dependent care)
  • Life insurance (basic, supplemental & dependent)
  • Free virtual doctor visits
  • Free nutritional counseling
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free identity protection program
  • Adoption assistance program
  • Flexible schedules
  • Onsite amenities (varies by location): cafe, fitness center, laundry concierge, mother’s room and stress management room

Most benefits are available to full-time and part-time employees based on eligibility. Great River Energy reserves the right to amend or terminate these benefit programs.
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