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Human Resources
Ph: (808) 969-0287 or (808) 969-0275



In this brief video, Hawaiian Electric President and CEO Alan Oshima shares his thoughts about our company, the direction of our business, and the types of people we need to help us succeed today and in the future.

A Career at Hawaii Electric Light

We offer opportunities for challenge and advancement.  We recognize our competitive advantage—our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.

Our employees are committed to the company’s foundational values: aloha, safety, integrity, and excellence. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive total compensation package.


One of our company's core values is having a diverse workforce. We value the skills, strengths, and perspectives of our diverse team, which is vital to being an “employer of choice.”

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

We are an equal opportunity employer that either selects and promotes qualified individuals from within or hires externally when vacancies arise. The company makes every effort to place people in positions that make the best use of their abilities, contribute to career growth, and maximize personal satisfaction.

Hawaii Electric Light is also firmly committed to taking affirmative action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities, veterans with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women and to advance them in employment. We partner with a number of organizations to maintain a pool of diverse, qualified candidates.


Total Compensation

Finding and cultivating talent for our organization is a top priority. Hawaii Electric Light's total compensation package, which includes a competitive salary and benefits, is our commitment to employees for their excellence in job performance, results and work ethic.

One component of total compensation is a comprehensive employee benefits package that provides for the well-being of employees and their families creating balance between professional and personal commitments.

Hawaii Electric Light's Employee Benefits Summary

This is only a preview of the benefits we offer to our employees. Detailed information about eligibility, enrollment and other benefit provisions are provided upon employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice.

Health and Wellness

• Medical and Dental Insurance
• Drug/Optical Plans
• Flex Spending Accounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Sick Leave
• Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Workers' Compensation
• Health Screening
• Wellness Education


• Twelve Full Paid Holidays and Two Half-day Holidays
• Vacation
• Bonus Vacation Day for Taking Minimum Sick Leave
• Voluntary Educational Assistance Program
• Family and Medical Leave
• Adoption Expense Reimbursement Program
• Bereavement Leave

Financial Security

• Group Life, Dependent Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
• Social Security/Medicare
• HEI Retirement Plan
• HEI Retirement Savings Plan (HEIRS)
• Other Postretirement Benefits (medical, life, etc.)

Employee Discounts

As a large employer we have established business relationships with vendors that are able to offer our employees modest discounts for a variety of products and services, such as, computers, computer products, business software, advanced electronics, and cellular equipment.