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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of Best 2016 Medium Workplaces in America

Sixth Time in Seven Years Locally-Owned Credit Union Named to List

Rochester, NY — For the sixth time in seven years, ESL Federal Credit Union has been named one of the best medium workplaces in the country by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high performance workplace cultures.

Coming in at #25 on a newly expanded list of 100 (vs. 25) medium companies – which for the first time includes employers with 100-999 employees – this honor tops off a year in which ESL also has been recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance, and Best Workplaces to Retire From.

The complete list of the 50 Best Small and 100 Best Medium Workplaces were announced earlier this morning on the Great Place to Work® website and It also will appear in the November issue of Fortune magazine, which will be available at newsstands later this month. All rankings were revealed last night at an awards ceremony in Austin, Texas.

“It’s an honor to once again be included on this impressive list of companies from around the country,” said ESL Federal Credit Union President & CEO Faheem Masood. “Our commitment to creating a superior employee experience and a unique workplace culture is an integral part of our success. We know both play a significant role in delivering a superior experience to our customers.”

Being ranked on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, now in its 13th year, reflects an organization’s commitment to employees and the benefits of being a great workplace. Rankings are based entirely upon feedback gleaned via an anonymous Trust Index survey© from more than 52,000 employees at Great Place to Work-certified companies.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of five percent or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates ESL has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for all. Not only do the majority of ESL employees experience the company as a great place to work, but this experience is consistent across the organization — regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role, or other personal characteristics.

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.

For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications