Benefits

We want to help our employee owners be the best they can be, both at work and at home. That’s why we offer a range of benefits from health insurance to education assistance to fun activities. Take a look at this comprehensive list or contact our recruiting team for more information.

Life: Helping You Stay in Balance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO):

    Keep your work and personal life in balance. Our PTO plan combines vacation, personal time, and sick time into a bank for employees to use. Employees can convert PTO into cash twice a year.

  • Paid Holidays:

    We want to make sure you get time to enjoy these holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

  • Social Activities:

    Looking to get involved and have fun? We have a variety of committees such as the Wellness Committee, Employee Ownership Activity Committee, and Safety Committee. These committees run many events throughout the year, such as blood drives, fitness challenges, safety training, and ESOP week.

  • Fun Events:

    We celebrate employee ownership and our successes throughout the year. Some examples of fun events we’ve done in the past include cornhole tournaments, obstacle courses, dress up contests, cook-offs, and pizza lunches.

  • Flexible Work Hours:

    Not everybody’s schedules are the same. Our employees may have the opportunity to request flexible work hours that better meet their needs.

  • Working Remotely:

    Yes, you can stay in your pajamas all day. This is a flexible arrangement that allows an employee to work at either his/her home or another approved remote office setting.

  • Dress for your Day:

    What you wear can affect how you work. Production, maintenance and warehouse employees are able to wear comfortable casual attire including jeans, sweatshirts, and tees, plus shorts during the summer. Office staff may wear professional and business casual attire, including jeans.

  • Sunshine Program:

    We recognize and support employee owners during important life events, such as birthdays, marriages, or a death in the family. SJE also provides awards for 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service.

  • Paid Jury & Military Leave:

    We understand when duty calls. Both jury and military duty leave time off are paid.

  • Volunteer Activities:

    We are passionate about giving back. Employees can get paid for up to four hours per calendar year for the time they are performing community service volunteer work.

  • Community Service Organization Dues:

    SJE will pay for the cost of dues for employees to participate in approved community service organizations.

  • Travel Assistance:

    We partner with Concur Solutions, a corporate travel management vendor. Employees who utilize the software for business travel may also do so for personal travel and reimburse SJE for personal expenses.

  • Training Opportunities:

    SJE has a variety of training resources which employees can take advantage of, including internal and external training resources. We have a leadership program where interested employees are selected to participate in leadership development.

Wealth: Helping You Achieve Financial Security

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP):

    We’re super proud of our 100% employee owned status. As an employee owner, you’ll share in the success of our company by accumulating stock in SJE. Employees participate immediately upon hire and the average contribution rate is 15% of an employee’s gross income. Learn more on our ESOP page.

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan:

    In addition to the ESOP, we offer a retirement plan that enables employees to defer “before or after tax” dollars into certain funds of their choice. SJE provides a company match of 25% of your deferral up to a maximum of 6% of compensation. Administered by Principal Financial Group

  • Life Insurance:

    We offer company provided life insurance in the amount of $50,000. Administered by ING Life

  • Supplemental Life Insurance:

    Employees have the option to purchase additional life insurance on themselves, their spouse, or dependents. Administered by UNUM

  • Holiday Fund:

    Do you struggle to save money for the holidays? We offer a program where you can deposit money into a non-interest bearing account each payroll from January through October. That money is paid out to you in October, just in time for holiday shopping.

  • Cell Phone Discount:

    Verizon Wireless offers SJE employees a monthly discount of 15%-18% for their service.

  • Dell Computer Discount:

    SJE employees and family can get a great deal on Dell equipment through the Dell website.

  • Branded Merchandise:

    Show off your SJE pride with our great selection of branded swag! We have polos. t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more. SJE pays for 50% of the cost of all clothing purchased by employees.

  • Scholarship Program:

    Have a family member thinking about college? The S.J. Electro Systems Foundation Scholarship Program has been established to help fund post high school education for the children, grandchildren, and spouses of employees and retirees.

  • Educational Assistance:

    We support learning, whether it’s job related or not. Employees who enroll in job-related classes or continuing education programs may receive education assistance at 100%, 75% or 50% of the cost of tuition and books.

Health: Helping You Be Your Best

  • Group Health Insurance:

    When it comes to health, the last thing you want to worry about is medical coverage. We offer a health plan with 100% covered preventative care benefits and 100% coinsurance once your deductible is met. You’ll never have to guess about how much money you’ll need should you have to access medical coverage.

  • Dental Insurance:

    Now that’s something to smile about! Employees have the option to purchase dental insurance for themselves, their spouse and dependents. Administered by HealthPartners

  • Vision Insurance:

    Keep your eyes sharp with this plan. Employees have the option to purchase vision insurance for themselves, their spouse and dependents. Administered by MetLife

  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Account (FSA):

    This allows you to set aside a portion of your earnings, pre-tax, to pay for qualified medical, dental, vision and dependent care expenses. Administered by Health Partners

  • Health Savings Account (HSA):

    This is a tax-advantaged savings account where funds are used to pay for current or future health care expenses. Administered by Bremer Bank

  • Frequent Fitness Discount:

    Save some money while you sweat! Employees can receive a monthly discount on gym memberships at participating locations.

  • Extended Illness Bank (EIB):

    This is a “bank” of time for employees to use for extended absences (longer than five days) due to injury, illness, or temporary disability, including childbirth.

  • Short-term Disability:

    Employees have the option to purchase a percentage of wage protection if he/she becomes disabled for a short period of time. Benefit term is from date of disability up to six months. Administered by UNUM

  • Long-term Disability:

    Employees have the option to purchase a percentage of wage protection if employee is disabled longer than six months. Administered by UNUM

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

    We offer free and confidential counseling assistance to employees and their dependents on a variety of personal or work issues. Administered by the Village

  • Fitness & Recreation:

    Our team members take advantage of various walking trails and beautiful scenic location during breaks. Several facilities also have treadmills and ellipticals.