Benefits of being an employee

Powerco offers its people a work environment that is based on a set of values that recognises integrity and honesty. Our promise to our people is to work with them to provide great work opportunities and involvement in a successful business that cares for the wellbeing of its employees.

These benefits are for permanent employees. However fixed term and casual employees will be entitled to some.

The Basic Package

  • Salaries that are fair and competitive, that take into account internal relativity, the market place and are based on a robust evaluation of the position
  • Performance pay – linked to your individual contribution to Powerco's performance
  • Superannuation – Powerco will contribute 4% of your total remuneration to your KiwiSaver account
  • Access to health care and medical insurance at reduced rates


  • Development opportunities through coaching, on the job learning, project involvement, secondments as well as internal and external courses
  • Individual performance discussions with yearly and in year review and feedback sessions. These discussions are there to help you to understand your strengths and development areas, to create your Personal Plan and to find learning solutions for you.
  • Career planning through your Personal Plan and Learning & Development Plan, talent management and leadership assessment
  • Support for employees who wish to progress toward a qualification directly related to current job and in the interest of Powerco


  • Four weeks annual leave per year
  • Ten days sick leave per year
  • Extended unpaid leave for a period of absence over 30 days (for the purpose of overseas travel for example)
  • Study Leave
  • Phased return to work following parental leave
  • Partner’s Leave – one week paid leave at the time of a child’s birth
  • Time off to volunteer for a recognised community body (for example, Search & Rescue)


  • Regular access to an occupational health nurse
  • Free annual health check
  • Workplace assessments including an ergonomic check of your workstation
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7 to assist with wellbeing when  encountering personal problems
  • Work life balance initiatives such as flexible start and finish times, sponsorship of fitness related activities and tips for managing your time
  • Fruit in the office
  • Health and wellness education, proactive health and safety committees


  • Recognition for service, starting at five years
  • Membership of a professional organisation or institution relevant to your role at Powerco
  • Recognition of extraordinary efforts and achievements
  • Subsidised corporate apparel covering work wear and leisure wear
  • Social activities for staff
  • Community involvement and sponsorships of a range of community events and projects
  • An open plan work environment with well equipped kitchens and coffee machines 
  • A range of savings, discounts and special packages including optometrists, gyms and banking
  • Powerco is a Professional Development Partner of Engineering New Zealand and a Chartered Accountants Approved Training Employer
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2017 - 03:25:52