Credit Union West selected as one of the 2016 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona

GLENDALE, AZ (May 24, 2016) — For the fourth consecutive year, Credit Union West has earned a spot on the list of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona. Best Companies AZ, in partnership with and the Arizona Republic, 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. Credit Union West maintains an exceptional relationship with its 180 Arizona employees in Maricopa and Yavapai counties. “We provide a family environment where our employees truly matter,” said Executive Vice President Karen Roch. “Our CEO’s favorite phrase is, ‘Happy employees make happy members.’”

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 incentive program. “We are a great place to work for great people,” Roch said. “We embrace change, diversity and an open environment.  We are family-oriented and treat everyone with respect. We work hard and play hard, too.” Every year, the credit union holds an off-site employee appreciation event where they recognize the staff’s hard work and dedication with a day of fun and team building.

Roch said overall employee satisfaction at Credit Union West averages 93 percent. “We’ve accomplished this by ensuring that our employees are taken care of, treated with respect, valued for their diversity and are supported to do their jobs the best they can,” she said.

About Credit Union West

The Credit Union West tradition had the honor of beginning in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union. Originally located on Luke Air Force Base, the organization’s mission was to enhance the lives of military members and their families through being a trusted provider of financial services. Today, Credit Union West embraces the same commitment to the military and now has expanded to include all who live, work or worship in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache and Gila counties. Credit Union West serves over 80,000 members with more than $1 billion in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at

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Ryan O’Connor

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