Northern Credit Union named a Best Credit Union to Work for in the United States for sixth time

WATERTOWN , NY (September 15, 2023)American Banker recently honored 70 credit unions across the United States as best credit unions to work for in the country, Northern Credit Union was among the honored credit unions. 

“We’re humbled by the passion our internal-owner employees have for our mission, vision and core values and the honor this recognition represents,” said Dan St.Hilaire, President and CEO. “We know that in taking care of our internal-owner employees like family, they in turn, will take care of our member-owners as family.”

Northern is thrilled to share this recognition with member-owners and is incredibly grateful they have made the choice to be an owner in the not-for-profit financial cooperative. At Northern, members and employees are owners, and each have a voice and stake in the success of the Credit Union. Core to Northern’s beliefs is an unwavering commitment to giving back to the community, cultivating a people-first culture, inspiring the power of ownership, and delivering on the promise of creating mutual value. In 2022, Northern donated more than $206,000 to local area charitable causes and provided free financial education to more than 3,800 students through Banzai and Mad City Money. Northern also invests heavily in internal-owner employees through great benefits including tuition assistance, a stakeholder’s program similar to profit-sharing, healthcare, and a generous time off package.

American Banker selected credit unions through two surveys from Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work. The first survey examines employee satisfaction, leadership and planning, culture, communication and overall engagement. The second survey evaluates the benefits and policies of each credit union, including factors like cost-free telehealth visits, community involvement and employee appreciation events.

To learn more about Northern Credit Union and open employment opportunities, visit or stop into any relationship center. 

About Northern Credit Union

Northern Credit Union  is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or regularly conducts business in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Clinton, Franklin, Onondaga and Madison Counties. Serving the financial needs of more than 40,000 members through world-class technology, Northern Credit Union strives to create mutual value by providing personalized service and innovative banking solutions.


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