Credit Union West selected as one of the 2015 Careerbuilder® Top Companies to Work for in Arizona
GLENDALE, AZ (June 29, 2015) — Credit Union West earned a spot on the list of the 2015 CareerBuilder® Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for a third year in a row. BestCompaniesAZ, in partnership with CareerBuilder and Republic Media, compiled the list of Top Companies using an employee questionnaire as well as employee engagement and satisfaction surveys.
Quality candidates are more careful when choosing where to work and job satisfaction plays an important role in retention. “Our belief in ‘One Team, One Vision, One Goal’ is evident throughout the organization,” said Credit Union West’s Executive Vice President Karen Roch. “We have an employee engagement rate of 96% [based on the AZ top companies survey]. You don’t find that often and it says a lot.” The credit union has 188 employees with 11 branches in Maricopa and Yavapai counties as well as Business Services, Real Estate and their corporate office in Glendale.
With staff in two counties, Roch said it’s important to maintain an open door environment which encourages transparency and honesty. “At Credit Union West, our motto is ‘A Great Place to Work for Great People’,” she said. “We strive to be an employer of choice through employee engagement, integrity, and encouraging a supportive working atmosphere that sets us apart from traditional work environments.”
The credit union offers an array of employee benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, pension plan, tuition reimbursement and an employee bonus program. Every year, they hold an off-site employee appreciation event where they recognize the staff’s hard work and dedication with a day of fun and team-building. “This [Top Companies] award conveys a great message,” Roch said. “It shows that we are committed to the overall personal and professional development of our employees while providing unique benefits, educational support and recognition for achievements.”
About Credit Union West
Credit Union West was founded in 1951 and is an award-winning financial cooperative. Well positioned for the future, Credit Union West has earned the highest 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s leading credit union and bank rating and research firm, who has been analyzing and rating financial institutions since 1983. Today it serves over 53,000 members with more than $550 million in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Maricopa or Yavapai County and family members of current members. Federally insured by the NCUA. www.cuwest.org.