In its August issue, BIZ Magazine selected 10 companies in Shreveport-Bossier that the editorial team felt were the best places to work. SWEPCO was among those selected for going above and beyond for their employees, alongside several of our customers including Citizens National Bank, CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier, HoneyBaked Ham, Kalmbach Smith Meadows, Louisiana Association for the Blind, Origin Bank, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and Vintage Realty Company.
“[W]e want to celebrate our business community and the great things they’re doing in it,” wrote Sean Green, Editor and Publisher.
Why was SWEPCO selected? Here’s what our employees said when asked “why is your place of business the best place to work?”
Karen Wissing, Communications Consultant, Sr.
To me, SWEPCO is the best place to work for a few reasons: our company puts safety of its employees first, encourages the growth and development of its team members and promotes conversation about the diverse workforce across our three-state territory. I’m proud to work for SWEPCO!
Kamal Hasan, Customer Operations Specialist
I was going to give the easy answer: the pay is good for the position and benefits. But, when I thought about it: I like the community outreach a lot. We’re not just here making money. For the company-wide United Way giving campaign, SWEPCO matches what employees give. That’s awesome. I’m proud of the work our team has done in Puerto Rico with power restoration. It’s nice that we can help out.
A person in Puerto Rico sent a video and a thank you letter in Spanish to us on Facebook. They had been without power for so long and you could hear all the ACs powering on. In the video, as soon as that had happened there was a party in the streets.
From Don Jackson, Customer Operations Associate Senior
In 1972 when I came on board, my father worked for SWEPCO. I was going to college and working elsewhere so I decided I’d try to come to work here because there was an opening. I could see it was a good company to work for with great benefits. People here are always great and if you needed any help, they were always willing. You call it the SWEPCO family.
Grant Zich, Senior Lineman
It’s the pride of being able to do a challenging and dangerous job safely and efficiently. I’m proud to get the lights back on, so that people’s lives can return to normal.