Golden 1 Credit Union named a Best-in-State employer by Forbes

SACRAMENTO, CA (June 12, 2019) — Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) announced today it received recognition in a national study as one of Forbes’ Best-in-State employers for California. This is Forbes’ first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state and includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Companies were selected based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 80,000 employees working for organizations with at least 500 employees in the U.S. Golden 1 is the only credit union based in California to make the list and one of four credit unions included nationwide.

“Golden 1 is honored to join companies across the country who have been recognized as America’s Best Employers by Forbes,” said Donna Bland, President and CEO for Golden 1 Credit Union. “This recognition is a testament to our fantastic team members who dedicate themselves daily to caring for our members and each other, building a culture of service excellence.”

Forbes worked with the marketing research company Statista to identify organizations that were liked best by their employees and have what it takes to attract and retain top talent.

“Employee engagement is a top priority at Golden 1,” said Heather Andrade-Neumann, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our employees are the heart of our organization. The pride they put into their work coupled with the care they provide to our members and each other makes Golden 1 an incredible place to work.”

Employees were chosen anonymously to participate in the survey, which ran from October 2018 to February 2019.

About Golden 1 Credit Union

Founded in 1933 and serving all those who live or work in California, Golden 1 Credit Union has grown to be one of the largest credit unions in the United States with nearly $13 billion in assets. Golden 1 is highly focused on delivering financial solutions with value, convenience, and exceptional service to its members. As a not-for-profit organization and dynamic, trusted leader, Golden 1 is committed to enhancing the financial well-being of Californians and their diverse communities. The Credit Union’s 1,800 employees proudly serve and care for 1 million members. Visit for more information.


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