Growing up in Boise, Regional Manager Angelique Rood thought of working at Idaho Power as a dream job. While attending college, she worked for a local staffing agency that supported Idaho Power. Even though she had worked her way up to branch manager at the staffing agency, she knew a position at Idaho Power would be an opportunity of a lifetime, so she applied when a job in Human Resources became available.
“Unfortunately, I received a little postcard in the mail a month later informing me that I had not been selected for an interview. I was crushed,” Angelique said. However, the chosen candidates weren’t the fit Idaho Power was looking for. After returning to the applicant pool, Angelique was offered an interview and eventually the job.
After nine successful years in Human Resources, Angelique was offered a temporary leadership position in Customer Operations. Although she knew very little about that side of the company, Angelique was up to the challenge and quickly fell in love with the work.
“It’s rare to find a company that still promotes from within and offers opportunities for employees to try different career fields,” Angelique said. “I feel like that’s what makes Idaho Power unique. If you’re willing to learn and work hard, there is no limit to the opportunities.”
Angelique’s temporary position turned into a full-time job managing hundreds of employees in the Canyon and Western regions of Idaho Power’s service area.
“When people ask what I love about my job, I always say the people. I’ve had the opportunity to work in almost every region in our service area, and in every area of our company we have the most amazing people,” said Angelique.
A large part of Angelique’s job as regional manager is to support Idaho Power’s field employees, who work hard to keep the lights on and play an important role in the community. “My team is at the core of the services we provide as a company. Whether we’re restoring power after a storm, assisting a local business with a new power request, or helping a customer reduce their energy bill through energy efficiency programs – we are making a difference every day,” Angelique said.
Besides helping to support the communities where we live and work, Angelique is proud to work for Idaho Power because of the company’s commitment to core values of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.
“We don’t just talk about these values, we live them. That’s the type of company I want to spend my career with.”