At Renovate America, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 377 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.75. It was published on Jun 24, 2016. 4406 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
97%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
96%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
95%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
95%
 
People care about each other here.
95%
 

What They Do

We asked Renovate America to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are the leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing. We create new ways for homeowners to invest in energy/water-efficient home improvements. Over $1.5 billion financed, saving 10 billion kWh of electricity; enough to take ~1MM Americans off the grid, or close  2 coal-fired power plants, for a year.

About this Company

Website: www.renovateamerica.com Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: San Diego, California US Sites: 5
Major Locations: San Diego, California; Orange County, California; Kansas City, Missouri; San Francisco, California US Employees: 652
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2009

2015 Earth Day

Perks and Programs

We asked Renovate America to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • RA Ambassador Program: The RA Ambassador Program is a dual development program and talent acquisition tool - high-performing individual contributors are given a leadership opportunity to interview candidates for an RA cultural fit.
  • Daily Free Catered Lunches: Renovate America offers free catered lunches to all employees, including an on-site cafeteria in the San Diego headquarters. Remote employees are offered a $10/day stipend towards their lunch.
  • RA Clubs & Communities: Renovate America encourages their employees to take initiative to build community, offering $750/yearly to each club, over 18 clubs ranging from indoor gaming, to photography, to community service.
  • RA Sports Teams: Renovate America encourages teamwork and healthy competition by supporting RA Teams, including co-ed softball, basketball, and soccer for registration fees and uniforms.
  • Annual Company Parties: RA wants all employees and their families to enjoy the journey, and we live that by throwing holiday parties with food, drinks, entertainment, and dancing. Every holiday season all employees and a significant other are invited.
  • Town Halls and Happy Hours: Knowing that communication and relationships are crucial, RA hosts Town Halls and Happy Hours for the company, and encourages each department to individualize teambuilding and cross-departmental events.
  • Dedicated Benefits Hotline: The RA Total Rewards team offers a 100% paid benefits hotline that is accessible to all employees. They can answer questions, help you find a provider, or fight a claim, and are available 24/7.
  • On-Site Gym: Our San Diego Offices (and all employees who come to town) have dedicated use of the complimentary RA gym, equipped with machines, ellipticals, spin bikes, treadmills, and a fitness room for classes.
  • Customer Service Week: Our PSR, Inside Sales, and Production teams are celebrated always, but especially during our annual Customer Service Week. The office is decked out with decorations, everyone wears costumes, and there are daily events and prizes.
  • Generous Employee Referral Program: RA offers a generous employee referral program: $500 for each hired non-exempt employee, and $1000 for each hired exempt employee (given 30 business days after starting) with no earnings cap!

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) plan
  • Stock options to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free beverages during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
Free Lunch Food Trucks

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 15 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

120 days Job-protected maternity leave90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
120 days Job-protected paternity leave90 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
120 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents90 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Fitness center (at some locations)

    Diversity

    • 'Manager, Diversity' is accountable to formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
    Food Bank Volunteers

    Demographics

     
    Customer Service Week at RA

    How to Get Hired

    We asked Renovate America for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

     We strive to identify high-performing talent who strongly align with our core values.  We believe cross-collaboration is crucial to business success, so strong team players fit well at RA. We like people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done and done well. We have a distinct culture at RA. We look for talent that will both complement and add diverse thought to our teams.  

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    We aren't looking for a funny video or an extravagant cover letter. To get our attention, we want you to be YOU.  We love dynamic personalities and having fun at work, so feel free to show us your sense of humor.  Authenticity and great work speak for themselves.

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    We are always looking for strong technical talent to join our Technology Department.  We are an Agile .NET environment that focuses on strong technology platforms that will increase our customer satisfaction.  Outside of the technology world, we do have strong government partnerships.  As we move across the country we will be looking for top talent that wants to work for an organization that believes together we can make history. 

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    Check out our Careers page, www.renovateamerica.com/careers to get started. Also, take a look at our Glassdoor page to see what our employees have to say about working at RA. 

    hiring Outlook

    120 Job openings forecast for coming year 229% Job Growth
    17 Average applicants per opening 11,506 Applications received
    414 Positions filled in past year 27% New hires by employee referrals
    396 New positions created 77 Jobs filled by current employees
    Yes Recruits on college campuses 5 New graduates hired
    9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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