Why Work at Digi-Key Electronics?
Benefits and Perks
Digi-Key Electronics offers one of the best health insurance plans available from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. The employee's share of the cost for a family policy is $37 biweekly. Single coverage is free of charge to the employee. In-network services include no deductibles; $10 office co-pays; and an annual eye exam. A formulary drug prescription plan provides prescriptions to plan participants for a small co-pay of $10 for generic or $20 for brand name prescription drugs. Plan enrollment date is 30 days following the employee start date and the first of the month following that period. Example: Employee starts May 15 and coverage becomes effective on July 1.
Digi-Key offers time off benefits for illness, or when you need time away from work to do what you enjoy doing. 48 hours of unpaid personal time are provided annually, including the first year. 40 hours of paid vacation and 40 hours of unpaid vacation is provided in the first year. 80 hours of paid vacation time is provided after 1 year of service. 120 hours of paid vacation time is provided after 10 years of service. 160 hours of paid vacation time is provided after 20 years of service.
401(k) Plan and Profit Sharing
Look forward to a great retirement by participating in the Digi-Key retirement plan. Our plan features dollar-for-dollar employee contribution match up to 3% from Digi-Key to your 401(k) account. Digi-Key Electronics may also provide a profit sharing contribution directly into your retirement account. Profit sharing utilizes the 401(k) plan's tax-deferred advantages for a great employee benefit!
Digi-Key Electronics provides voluntary coverage through Delta Dental. This plan features low deductibles of $25 per person / $75 per family (no employee cost or deductible for diagnostics and cleanings). The employee’s cost in the form of biweekly payroll deductions is $5 biweekly (employee-only coverage) or $15 biweekly (family coverage). Plan enrollment date is 30 days following the hire date and the first of the month following that period. Example: Employee starts May 15 and coverage becomes effective on July 1.
Vision Material Plan
Digi-Key Electronics provides voluntary coverage through Superior Vision. This plan features low co-pays and provides either an annual frames/lenses benefit or a contact lenses benefit. The employee’s cost is $2.61 biweekly (employee-only coverage) or $6.98 biweekly (family coverage). Plan enrollment date is 30 days following the start date and the first of the month following that period. Example: Employee starts May 15 and coverage becomes effective on July 1.
Digi-Key offers $850 in relocation assistance to any newly-hired full-time employee who resides outside of a 60-mile radius of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and relocates to an address within a 60-mile radius of Thief River Falls in conjunction with his or her new employment at Digi-Key.
Digi-Key believes in providing our employees with a great learning environment and resources to continue to grow in their personal and professional development. Available resources include reference materials, computer-based training, online training, and other opportunities available through classroom instruction and in our Employee Resource Library. Digi-Key also offers tuition reimbursement and scholarship programs through Digi-Key University.
More Great Benefits and Perks
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
Life and Long Term Disability insurances benefit your family in times of need by providing income when you cannot. Full time Digi-Key employees are covered by a company-paid life insurance policy that provides benefits equal to three times the employee's annual earnings. If you are unable to work for an extended period of time, eligible employees may receive benefits equaling up to two thirds of their covered earnings from Long Term Disability insurance.
Each year, Digi-Key generally recognizes six paid holidays including New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Flexible Spending Account
Our flexible spending accounts enable participants to pay for unreimbursed medical and dental expenses, as well as dependent care expenses out of pre-tax funds.
Online Payroll/Direct Deposit
Automatic direct deposit is available for all employees’ payroll disbursements. Also, Digi-Key provides paperless online payroll services through our vendor, ADP.
Digi-Key employees may purchase Digi-Key components and supplies at 10% above Digi-Key’s cost.
*Information provided in this communication is not a guarantee of benefit payment or pre-approval of any services. All benefits are subject to plan provisions, pre-notification requirements, limitations, and eligibility. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure compliance with all plan terms.
Giving Back to the Community
Digi-Key employees are proud to give back by helping community organizations such as Adopt-A-River and Adopt-A-Highway. Employees in our Purchasing and IT departments have led by example by starting this initiative and encouraging others to join in the effort to keep our local rivers and highways clean.
Thief River Falls-based employees are encouraged to volunteer through the Digi-Key Cares program. The program provides employees and business partners with volunteering opportunities at local charities, so all involved can directly experience the joy that comes from helping friends and neighbors.
In June 2017, a group of 20 volunteers from Digi-Key’s Purchasing department completed their first Adopt-A-River clean-up. They cleaned multiple stretches of river shoreline within the city limits for two hours, removing approximately 400 pounds of trash from Red Lake River and Thief River. By participating in Adopt-A-River, this group has committed to cleaning the river twice a year for the next two years.
The Digi-Key IT department wanted to make a positive impact by giving back to the community by volunteering their time and doing their part to help keep the environment clean. In May of 2016, they held their first Adopt-A-Highway roadside cleaning event. They adopted a two-mile stretch of highway near Thief River Falls along Highway 59 South, and they clean this area twice every year.
At Digi-Key, we embrace diversity. Fresh and creative employee ideas have historically driven Digi-Key's success in the electronics distribution industry. Digi-Key's customer base is well served as we combine creative and successful minds from all types of backgrounds to improve and develop internal processes and programs that drive sales and service to high levels. At Digi-Key, our diversity inspires us as we continue to expand the possibilities of electronic component sales and order fulfillment. Digi-Key aggressively pursues equal employment opportunity and career advancement opportunity for our applicants and employees in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. At Digi-Key, we have taken action to remove any barriers to hiring or retaining veterans, women, people of color, or people with disabilities. In addition, Digi-Key diligently pursues remediation for any underutilization trending that may be identified by statistical analysis in conjunction with maintaining our Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan. View Digi-Key’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (PDF)
Because we value diverse ideas, Digi-Key has established a number of initiatives to promote and integrate diversity at every level within our organization.
"Working Styles" and "Treatment of Others" training are Digi-Key employee training programs designed to reinforce our commitment to diversity and ensuring our employees have the tools and resources they need to grow professionally. The emphasis of these programs is on understanding and valuing differences, and leveraging them in order to compete effectively in an ever-changing marketplace. These training programs are repeated with employees in a condensed e-learning refresher format on a regular basis during their subsequent years of employment at Digi-Key. In addition, managers and supervisors are provided with ongoing training regarding the value of diversity and the detection of discrimination in the workplace, through a program called Digi-Key Leadership Development Series.
Digi-Key wholeheartedly supports the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, continuously providing work accommodations to employees when required and appropriate.
In short, the Digi-Key management team is committed to encouraging diversity and removing discrimination from the Digi-Key workplace, resulting in a professional and pleasant work environment where employees and Digi-Key customers and business partners are highly valued.
Thief River Falls offers a variety of activities and hobbies year-round. Whether you’re interested in the arts or the outdoors, there’s something here for everyone!
Activities for all Ages
Activities like Tae Kwon Do and other lifetime activities are easy to find in our community. Our region has talented instructors and leaders for young children and adults looking to participate. Ice skating, dance, volunteerism, and more—there’s an activity for any age.
Kayaking, fishing, and hiking… Oh my! Thief River Falls is home to some of the finest trails and parks in the state. Enjoy the beautifully maintained 18-hole golf course along the river, blaze the trails on a snowmobile, or put up your fish house and fish your day away. No matter your recreational flavor, Thief River Falls has it all!
Theater and the Arts
If you love acting or singing, the local community theater has several productions through the year. If life in the spotlight isn’t for you, volunteers are always appreciated in the areas of carpentry, lighting, set construction, publicity, fundraising or simply enjoying the show as an audience member. Love of the arts is encouraged and supported in Thief River Falls.
Do you love sports? Whether you enjoy watching from the bleachers or playing on a court, Thief River Falls offers opportunities to become a part of a team. From curling, softball, or bowling to volleyball, golf, or trap shooting, there’s a sport to match all interests.
Hunting and Fishing
Many hunters travel for hours to hunt deer, small game, waterfowl, turkey, and pheasant around Thief River Falls. Enjoy year-round fishing for walleyes, northern pike, smallmouth bass, crappies, and a host of other native species. Delight in the most popular outdoor recreation activities in our area!
Enjoying the Outdoors
Rent a kayak and enjoy the city where two rivers meet! The area boasts beautiful prairies and woods with great plant and animal biodiversity. In the winter, the area is a cross-country skier’s delight. Summer temperatures average in the upper 70s, perfect for being outside.
Hobbies and Specialty Groups
What do you love? Classic cars, gardening, photography, or model aircrafts? There’s probably a group in Thief River Falls for you to share your hobby with. Our supportive community provides the environment for you to find a new way to pass the time and develop skills. There are several volunteer groups and advisory boards to join. Whatever your love, there’s a group for you.
Any given weekend you can find talented singers and musicians performing at a variety of venues. From country festivals to rock shows to Thief Rivers’ own RiverFest, indulge in your love for local music all year round.
Our local Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations do a wonderful job of hosting a variety of community events. One day you could be watching a movie in the park and the next attending a fundraising gala. Check out the Home and Sport Show or sign up for a 5K race. In the summer the city hosts RiverFest, featuring local and national musicians, craft & food vendors, kayak & duck races, children’s games, art & theater, and more. In the winter you can catch a local hockey game, skating show or jump on a snowmobile for some outdoor fun. There’s always an interesting event going on in Thief River Falls.
There’s a lot to do for fun in the area. If you feel like playing, there’s a mini-golf and go kart course. History buffs will love Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. How about ‘Glow and Bowl’ at the local bowling alley? Tempt your taste buds at one of Thief River Falls’ fine eateries; and don’t forget the waterpark just outside of town!
Grab a coffee to go and browse the shops in downtown Thief River Falls. One of our employee perks is “Digi-Bucks” which can be used at all Chamber of Commerce businesses. Find a gift for anyone on your list: sports fan, musician, crafter, or art lover. Whether looking for a good deal or sought after antique, there’s not much you can’t find in Thief River Falls.
Thief River Falls Community Education believes we should “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.” Community Ed not only offers the expected arts and crafts type classes but also finances and investing, computer skills, and other interesting topics. Lifelong learning supports and strengthens the community, schools and families to help you live your best life.
See more great images about life in Thief River Falls on the Visitors Website: http://www.visittrf.com/Gallery
Connect with a HR Talent Acquisition Specialist!
For inquiries please call 1-800-338-4105 x7930 or email Career.US@digikey.com
Digi‑Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer