SRP named among Forbes America’s Best Employers

SRP is the top Arizona-headquartered company on the Forbes America’s Best Employers List

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SRP teams engage in collaborative projects and competitions, ensuring they are at the top of their game in innovation and best practices.

SRP has been named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes and Statista. SRP was ranked No. 81 overall among large companies with more than 5,000 employees, up from No. 189 in 2018.

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Safety of our customers and teammates is our first priority, both in the office or in the field.

“Since our founding in 1903, SRP has been guided by a culture of service — service to our customers, service to our community and service to our employees,” said General Manager and CEO Mike Hummel. “It’s our honor to be recognized by the very people who dedicate their work to ensuring we can continue to move Arizona forward. We are proud to reciprocate that dedication with a forward-thinking culture and benefits that serve the needs of all our employees and their families.”

This is the second year SRP has appeared as a Forbes Best Employer.

A legacy of SRP benefits and culture

“SRP’s ranking is a testament to the employees who work together each day to provide water and power to our customers,” said Renée Castillo, Senior Director, Human Resources, at SRP. “As a company, we work to provide our employees with competitive benefits and a supportive environment. Seeing these results – which are ranked by an independent third party surveying employees – means that our incredible team feels recognized.”

For more than 100 years, SRP has led the Valley in employee benefits including retirement pension, adoption-assistance, four-weeks paid parental leave and other modern benefits designed to meet employee needs at every life stage. These benefits include:

  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Retirement pension
  • Paid vacation
  • Holiday pay
  • Sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
  • Wellness programs
  • Pre-tax benefits
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance

SRP employees enjoy self-insured healthcare for low premiums and execptional healthcare cost management. Employees can also take advantage of a broad range of programs, such as financial planning assistance, legal assistance, recreational facilities and more.

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As one of the top-ranked customer service organizations in utilities, SRP teams are highly-trained and staffed 24/7 to help customers. Teams are located in both Maricopa and Pinal counties.

The ranking is a collaboration with the analytics company Statista, which conducts an independent survey of 50,000 employees working in their U.S. locations to generate the list. Surveys are anonymous and ask open-ended questions regarding the employer to rank likeability.

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More than 5,000 SRP teammates work around the Valley in office and field roles to keep water and power running to customers each day.

In order to be considered for the list, companies must receive at least 100 recommendations, either indirect or direct. The average amount of recommendations for companies that appear on the list is 150. The list, which is in its fifth year, ranks companies most liked by its employees and is broken into two categories: one for large companies and another for midsize companies with 1,000 to 5,000 employees.​

Tiffany Bolton

Tiffany Bolton

Tiffany is a lifelong learner, water nerd and mom. An Arizona transplant, she loves calling the Valley home, even though she kills a garden full of plants each year. When not writing about SRP, she enjoys reading one book each week and driving her minivan.

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