MEC named Top Virginia Employer

Published 2:46 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia for the second consecutive year. The list consists of 100 companies, and MEC ranked #15 in the “Midsize Employer” category.

The annual Best Places to Work in Virginia list was created by Virginia Business Magazine and Best Companies Group; this statewide survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Virginia which benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. To be considered for participation, companies must fulfill the following eligibility requirements: Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity; be a publicly or privately held business; have a facility in the state of Virginia; have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia; and be in business a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first phase of the survey consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. That initial survey section of the process was worth 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data to determine the final rankings.

MEC President & CEO John C. Lee, Jr., comments, “I am very proud of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and its employees, and I’m pleased that our organization has been recognized for the second consecutive year by Virginia Business magazine as one of the best places to work in Virginia.” The “Midsize Employer” category in which MEC competed, consists of businesses with 100 – 249 U.S. employees and, at 104 employees, MEC is very close to the small employer category. MEC climbed to #15 on the list after finishing last year’s survey ranked at #18.