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Illuminate endless career possibilities and join a team that works passionately to make things better, safer, more productive, and smarter, both at work and across our communities.

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Why Work Here

Why Work at Cree Lighting?

At our 650,000-sqft. manufacturing headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, you’ll find a highly skilled and hard-working team using the latest technology and techniques to design, test and build our industry-leading LED lighting products.

We’re looking for passionate doers and problem-solvers who can help us transform blue sky thinking into solutions that drive real human progress.

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Shape Your Future

As an IDEAL Industries company, we see our business in generations, not quarters. That’s why we invest in the long-term success of our employees with real opportunities for growth.

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Drive Real Progress

In the last two decades, Cree Lighting has led by turning new science into best-in-class solutions. Help us deliver better light that our customers can truly see and benefit from.

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Feel Like Family

Our company values are rooted in the family-owned origins of Cree Lighting and our parent company. Values like integrity, respect, and accountability help us light your best path, together.

Impressive Benefits

competitive pay

Market Competitive Pay

We value our team members above all and demonstrate our commitment to you through market competitive compensation packages.

401(k) Matching

We match 100% of your salary contribution up to 4%, providing financial support to help you feel confident about your retirement.

pension

Pension Plan

To further support your retirement plans, our pension pays 4% of your highest annual salary with full vesting after just 3 years of employment.

health benefits

Health Benefits

With three plans to choose from, we offer flexible heath and insurance programs to suite your needs, including dental and vision options.

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Coverage on Day One

Unlike others, we don’t make you wait weeks for your benefits to begin. Instead, enjoy your coverage on the same day you are hired!

HSA Matching

HSAs and Matching

For families enrolled in the HDHP plan, our parent company, IDEAL Industries, contributes up to $1,680 to your health savings account.

Generous PTO

Generous Paid Time-Off

New employees accrue PTO at a starting rate of 10 days/year and this rate increases with length of service. Plus, paid holidays throughout the year.

fitness

On-Site Fitness Center

Our on-site gym in Racine, WI offers cardio and strength machines, or opt for a gym reimbursement, to help you stay focused on physical fitness.

wellness perks

Wellness Perks

We offer wellness programs, an on-site nurse, telehealth and concierge health services all to help you stay well and meet your health goals.

education assistance

Educational Assistance

Let’s invest in your future together. Receive up to $5,250 in tuition and fees reimbursement for job-related degrees and coursework.

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Training & Development

We offer on- and off-site learning opportunities for personal and professional growth, including leadership development.

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Internal Growth & Promotion

Our supportive management teams will help you grow your career with continual opportunities for internal advancement and movement.

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Family Leave & Planning

We offer generous leave time to bond with new children or to care for other family members, including adoption leave and assistance up to $7,500.

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Employee Assistance

We fund programs that provide personal assistance and access to life resources and confidential counseling for you and your family.

charitable giving

Charitable Giving Program

The IDEAL Foundation, started by our parent company, matches donations up to $200 per year to help you support causes that matter to you.

sustainability

Sustainability Programs

Our sustainability team, named the GREEN team, engages all employees with a wide variety of programs and actions that enable everyone to responsibly manage our environmental, social and economic impacts. As a result of our commitment, we’re now incredibly proud to be the largest supplier of solar energy to the Racine County grid!

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