We fully recognize and understand that comprehensive benefits, in addition to fair compensation, provide a peace of mind for our employees and their families. As a valued employee at DEI, you can expect some of the most competitive compensation and benefits packages in the industry. Find out more below on what you can expect working with DEI.
Personal Development Goals Tailored for You
Awards and Recognition. When a DEI associate demonstrates a level of quality and customer service above and beyond their normal duties, we recognize their extraordinary efforts via bonuses or recognition. The methods of which include: email recognition through monthly team notices; spot bonus awards for task order excellence; quarterly awards based on peer and supervisor nomination for exceptional performance; and Associate of the Year Award for demonstrated exceptional service to the customer. Meet our current Associates of the Quarter and of the Year by visiting our News & Events page.
Maintaining a Work-Life Balance
Pursuit of Education and Professional Certifications
Education and Professional Certification Reimbursement. DEI reimburses costs for approved undergraduate and graduate courses, up to $2,500 annually to regular full time associates. Approved courses and degrees must be work related. The program enables the associate to improve his or her skills by pursuing an advanced degree that is directly related to his or her current position. Technical books/materials are also reimbursed as long as they pertain to the job. DEI also assists associates in obtaining professional certifications by providing study support and/or reimbursing all or a portion of the cost of preparation courses for professional examinations. If the associate elects to “self-study,” he or she may be reimbursed up to $500 per year for related self-study materials, i.e., books, CDs, etc. DEI reimburses associates for job-related certification tests that have been satisfactorily completed by the associate.
Gym Membership. We care about our associates’ health and wellness. To promote well-being and healthy habits, DEI reimburses up to $35 per month for each associate’s gym membership.
Mass Transit and Parking. We provide competitive transportation benefits to our associates. We either reimburse $75.00 per month for public transportation costs or assist the associate with parking fees up to $150.00 each month.
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance. Our associates are eligible to participate in a comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage program beginning on their first day of employment, with DEI covering a large portion of the premiums. DEI also provides additional voluntary benefit plans to meet our associates’ needs.
401k Retirement Plan. We match up to 4% of our associates’ annual earnings to our 401k plan. Associates are invested 100% from the date of participation. Our associates can meet with our financial advisor, Edward Jones, at any time to structure their portfolios in accordance with their investment goals.
Flexible Spending Accounts. We provide our associates with flexible spending accounts to take advantage of pre-tax dollars for medical and dependent care expenses, with up to $2,000 for medical and $5,000 for dependent care. Associates can use debit cards especially designed for use with these accounts.
Life and AD&D Insurance. Our associates are automatically enrolled in life and AD&D insurance. They receive 1 x their annual salary up to $300,000 at no cost.
Additional Life Insurance. DEI provides additional life and AD&D insurance and pays for the first $10,000 of coverage, which the associates have the option to increase for themselves, their spouses, and their children.
Long Term & Short Term Disability. DEI provides each of its associates with free long and short term disability insurance.
Paid Time Off. Our associates receive 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO) per year plus the 10 government holidays. This equals 25 paid days off per year (5 business weeks). The PTO increases as each associate’s length of employment with DEI increases. After 3 years with the company, associates receive 4 weeks of PTO, and after 7 years with the company, associates receive 5 weeks of PTO. In addition, associates may use comp-time within the pay period it was accrued with manager approval.