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ESL Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance

Local Organization Receives Second National Ranking this Year

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine named the locally-owned credit union one of the 30 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, ranking number 14 on a list that includes small-, medium-, and large-sized companies in both fields.

ESL is included among several other impressive financial institutions on the list, including Edward Jones, Quicken Loans, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, and Navy Federal Credit Union. The list can be viewed at

ESL earned this ranking based on employees’ responses to questions about their experience at work. Employees answered questions on topics of professional advancement, fairness, camaraderie, and other facets of a rewarding career. ESL exceeded benchmarks for comparably-sized organizations striving to create a great workplace.

“ESL has long been committed to being a great place to work, as we believe a superior employee experience is key to delivering a superior customer experience,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “We are once again delighted to be named to another Great Place to Work® list — especially one that recognizes ESL among other premier financial institutions across the country.”

"The Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance prove that money isn't everything," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "While employees give them high marks for compensation, these businesses also offer a level playing field for advancement and consistent opportunities for professional growth. In turn, team members at the Best Workplaces report high levels of commitment and cooperation that give these organizations a competitive advantage."

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations.

Last month, ESL was ranked fourth on The Best Workplaces to Retire From list, generated by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. ESL also ranked on the Great Place to Work Best Small and Medium Workplaces for five years (2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010) by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $6.2 billion in assets. The locally-owned financial institution employs more than 750 people in Rochester, New York, and includes approximately 348,000 members worldwide.

The company has now appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for seven years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010). Access to the credit union includes 21 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, locally-based telephone and Internet chat centers, and online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street in Rochester and can be found on the Internet at

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for millennials, women, diversity, small and medium companies, and over a half dozen different industries.