Partnerships for Innovation
The success that we enjoy at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) continues to be a direct reflection of our corporate culture, where our commitment to diversity is carried out by a talented group of employees who are dedicated to the highest standards of excellence.
As our organization grows, we recognize the importance of continuing to attract and retain employees with different backgrounds and experiences. Such a workforce enhances our ability to partner with our customers and create innovative, strategic solutions in our areas of expertise.
Over the past few years we have been recognized as a top employer in Knoxville and the state of Tennessee. In 2006, we were honored by the Knoxville Business Journal as one of the area’s “Best Companies to Work For.” We were also recognized in 2007, 2008 and 2010 as one of Tennessee’s best employers by Business Tennessee magazine.
ORAU’s commitment to our employees includes:
We invest in our employees, offering them opportunities to continue to enhance their expertise and stay at the forefront of their fields through:
We also offer competitive benefits, including:
At ORAU, we are dedicated to safety and security. Each is integrated into every employee’s day-to-day routines. We all take responsibility for knowing our core principles of safety and security and keep those foremost in our activities.
We are committed to providing a workplace that offers flexibility and is supportive of employees’ outside interests and needs. Alternative work schedules and leave options are the primary ways we do this.
Through an active community outreach program, employees have many opportunities to give back to society through volunteering their services and time, or through donations to those in need.
ORAU’s guiding principles help build a corporate culture that ensures that we not only have the best and the brightest working for us, but that our employees feel valued and appreciated for all that they do to contribute to our success.