Smart Financial Credit Union recognized as a top company to work for in Texas

Only 100 companies statewide received annual recognition from Texas monthly

HOUSTON, TX (April 20, 2017) — For the fourth consecutive year, Houston based Smart Financial Credit Union was named one of the “Best Companies to Work For in Texas.” Smart Financial Credit Union is one of 100 companies on the list. 

This year, the credit union ranked #21 in medium sized employers (100 – 499 employees). The annual list is a project created in 2006 by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and Best Companies Group.

“The enduring dedication of our board of directors, employees, and members is what makes this honor possible,” said Larry Seidl, CEO of Smart Financial Credit Union. “We’re extremely grateful to have been recognized on a statewide-level for the fourth year in a row.” 

For more than a decade, the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” has conducted an annual statewide search to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Texas. Companies must meet the following requirements to be considered for participation: 

·       Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity

·       Be a publicly or privately held business

·       Have a facility in the state of Texas

·       Have at least 15 employees working in Texas

·       Be in business a minimum of one year 

After qualifying, companies enter into a two-part survey process. The first step is an employee benefits and policies questionnaire, which evaluates each nominated company’s workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices, and demographics. An employee engagement and satisfaction survey is then disseminated among staff to measure the employee experience.

Together, the combined scores determine the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group manages the overall registration and survey process, analyzing the data to determine the final rankings. The rankings were revealed at the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” event held on Thursday, March 23 at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol. 

To view the complete list of 2017 “Best Companies to Work for In Texas,” click here. For more information on the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas,” visit 

For more information about Smart Financial Credit Union, visit Connect with Smart Financial Credit Union on Facebook and Instagram (@smart_financialcu).

About Smart Financial Credit Union

Smart Financial Credit Union has been dedicated to providing superior service since 1934. With 14 locations in Greater Houston, Smart Financial is a state-chartered credit union that is owned and operated by its members. Smart Financial provides a full range of financial services to more than 71,000 members. For more information, visit or engage with Smart Financial Credit Union on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Susan Chapman
Smart Financial Credit Union

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