Central Rivers AEA named Top Iowa Workplace for second year in a row

Central Rivers AEA named Top Iowa Workplace for second year in a row.

We are pleased to share that the Des Moines Register announced Central Rivers AEA has received recognition as one of Iowa’s top workplaces for a second year in a row!

Thank you to the 472 employees who shared their opinions as part of the Des Moines Register Top Workplaces survey in February. That’s a nearly 87% response rate, which is incredible! In addition to the standardized response, we also received over 1,600 comments which we are in the process of reviewing for themes. We continue to learn a lot from the data and your responses and appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback!

This year the agency placed eighth in the large business category – an improvement of five spots to land us in the top 10!

Being selected as a Top Workplace is validation that we are heading in the right direction with our efforts. It’s an honor to be included among such an esteemed group of businesses and organizations in Iowa.

-Beth Strike, Director of Communications/Creative Services

The key to Central Rivers AEA’s success is as simple as ABC: its staff.

The people here are our best resource. Working at Central Rivers Area Education Agency is an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best and brightest educators that support student success.

-Beth Strike, Director of Communications/Creative Services

We have amazing people! I love working at Central Rivers because it’s exciting to work with a team of dedicated professionals and people that are passionate about helping Iowa’s children!

-Marc Groen, School Psychologist

Based on feedback from multiple employees, Central Rivers AEA has created an outstanding workplace culture and environment.

I love the culture of people and have good friends from many different areas of the company. I feel valued and I love the flexibility my current job allows me. I love our mission and that helping families is our obvious priority.

-CRAEA employee

I feel a strong sense of belonging at Central Rivers AEA. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful, and people want to make sure you are cared for and taken care of. I also have the flexibility between work and life that is needed to help with my family, mental and physical health which is wonderful.

-CRAEA employee

Our data continues to indicate that our culture and climate is very positive, and we are performing well in comparison to our peers. However, we know we do have some opportunities for improvement which we will continue to pursue. Together, we can ensure that Central Rivers AEA stays one of the top places to work in Iowa!

Check out the Des Moines Register article below to learn more.