March 21, 2024

WPPI Energy rises to first with fourth consecutive Top Workplaces designation

An Update from WPPI

Joint action agency, wholesale power supplier sees outstanding engagement by staff compared to national average

WPPI Energy employees feel three times more engaged in their work than the national average.

That’s according to employee surveys which once again designated WPPI Energy a Top Workplace. The organization was awarded first place in the greater Madison area. Director of Human Resources Nicole Vant Hoff and Vice President of Energy Services Jake Oelke attended the ceremony Wednesday.

In a separate designation, President and CEO Mike Peters was named as the recipient the Leadership Award after receiving high marks from WPPI employees for his efforts.

Ninety-nine percent of employees at WPPI Energy said they “highly recommend working at WPPI Energy to others” and 97% agreed to the statement that WPPI Energy motivates them to “give their best at work.”

The anonymous survey reflected that engagement is a key component of the workplace. Employees reported feeling more well informed about important company decisions, being more confident in cooperation amongst departments, and having a higher feeling of receiving needed career training than in past surveys.

Comments from employees highlight how the joint action agency strives to provide reliable, affordable and responsible energy to its members while also maintaining a positive place to work.

“We are very service-oriented in everything we do,” wrote one anonymous employee. “Everyone working here conducts themselves with integrity and is always respectful in their interactions. I’ve never worked with a group of people nicer and more trustworthy than the people here at WPPI.”

The three words staff used most often to describe WPPI’s culture were flexible, friendly and collaborative.

“I get to help people!” wrote another commenter. “I have opportunities for learning and development; I feel challenged in a positive way.”

WPPI Energy has been recognized as a Top Workplace for four years, placing second in 2023 and earning an additional award for management that cares. The surveys are conducted by Energage, a company working with Madison Media Partners, to identify area companies as Top Workplaces.

Plans for 2024 at WPPI Energy include a compensation benchmarking study, educational and development opportunities, and the implementation of an employee appreciation program.


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