By Travis Averill, Human Resources - Recruitment
Southwest Electric Co. is a family-owned and operated company with a rich history in valuing its employees and fostering a family-oriented atmosphere. This year, we are celebrating our 75th anniversary which highlights our growth from our humble beginnings in 1947 as a single electric motor repair shop in Oklahoma City to operations in four states, offering products and services worldwide. As we continue to grow, we’re taking a look at the top reasons why employees, new and old, are loving their Southwest Electric Co. careers.
1 – Professional Skill Development
Our employees’ professional and personal growth, training, integrity, and satisfaction are important to us as a company. Great companies are built similarly to all great sports teams. The company or team is only as good as the players on the roster that work in unison for a common goal! It is the attention to detail and the preparation you put into your game plan that makes the team successful. Southwest Electric Co. believes in building a great team with a deep commitment to each other’s success by fostering a can-do attitude and offering various continuing education and professional training programs for our employees to stay competitive.
We recognize our employees are the backbone of our success. Our crews are built with a mix of experienced employees willing to teach and apprentice employees excited to learn. The people are the beating heart of our company, and we are dedicated to engaging their professional growth and creativity through training, cross-collaboration, lunch-and-learns, seminars, and a commitment to building a better tomorrow and growing better together with innovation and integrity.
“The people I work with are great…I appreciate that. I have the fortunate luck to have a supervisor that has worked many years here and I’ve learned a lot from him.”
“There is always a challenge and different things to do.”
“Coworkers are always willing to help out or teach you how to do something if you ask.”
2 – Culture and Core Values
Be The Solution
Grow Better Together
Our core values are key in understanding how our organization operates as a whole, and they set Southwest Electric Co. careers apart from similar companies. We believe if you succeed, we as a company succeed. We recognize the value in “Taking Action” as being proactive and possessing a can-do attitude. We exemplify “Being the Solution” by asking questions, embracing challenges as opportunities to hone our craft, and solving problems that others say can’t be solved while providing the best possible solution to each and every customer. We strive to “Grow Better Together” by investing in our people with training and development programs as well as technology and a commitment to developing long-lasting loyal partnerships with our employees and customers with compassion and integrity.
“For me, it’s about the way all the employees have been since I’ve come back to SWE. They’ve been fantastic, the level of appreciation and respect that they’ve shown me has been amazing. I can’t thank them enough.”
1-year previous employee who recently returned to work at SWE
“I enjoy the people that I am around. I like the challenge and not always doing the same thing.”
3 – Benefits
In addition to competitive pay, Southwest Electric Co. provides an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, Rx, vision, short- & long-term disability, life insurance, 401K with employer match, paid holidays, and vacation. Employees often get the opportunity to wear multiple hats, interact with different departments, and build bonds throughout different divisions and teams. You will learn from your colleagues, have the freedom to express your opinions, and have the opportunity to be creative in finding solutions through cross-collaboration. Southwest Electric Co. values and recognizes the value that comes from each individual employee.
“The insurance is great and the coworkers are very friendly.”
“It’s good pay and interesting work.”
“Safety is first.”
Interested in a Southwest Electric Co. career? You can view our openings and submit your resume at https://www.swelectric.com/careers/. We look forward to the possibility of growing better together with you!