Ava Community Energy Earns 2024 Great Place To Work Certification™

Ava Community Energy Earns 2024 Great Place To Work Certification™

Oakland, CA – Ava Community Energy (Ava) is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® for the first year. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Ava. This year, 90% of Ava employees said it’s a great place to work – 33 points higher than the average U.S. company.

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation.

“Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. She emphasizes that Certification is the sole official recognition earned by the real-time feedback of employees regarding their company culture. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that Ava stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees.”

“Ava Community Energy’s dedication to renewable energy innovation, combined with its supportive and collaborative work culture, makes every day inspiring and fulfilling,” said Trevor Cherr, VP of Human Resources at Ava. “It’s more than just a job; it’s a chance to make a positive impact on our planet while being part of a dynamic and passionate team.”

Ava’s employee benefits include 100% employer-covered healthcare coverage, a generous Paid Time Off plan, retirement benefits that start on day one including employer matching, and paid time to volunteer in the community.

According to Great Place To Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.

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Looking to grow your career at an agency that puts its people first? Visit our careers page at: AvaEnergy.org/job-opportunities

 About Ava Community Energy

Ava Community Energy (Ava), formerly East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), is the not-for-profit public power provider for more than 1.7 million residents and commercial customers in Alameda County and the City of Tracy, with service extending to the additional San Joaquin County cities of Stockton and Lathrop in 2025. As one of 25 community choice aggregation (CCA) programs operating in California, Ava is part of the movement to provide energy choice while expediting local and state-wide climate action goals. Ava is committed to creating a brighter future in our communities and beyond by providing clean power at competitive rates, reinvesting in our member communities, and developing programs that make it easy for customers to discover, try and adopt clean energy solutions. For more information about Ava Community Energy, visit AvaEnergy.org.

Media Contact: Dan Liebermandlieberman@avaenergy.org

About Great Place to Work Certification™

Great Place To Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place To Work-Certified.

 About Great Place To Work®

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.