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ESL Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces For Millennials

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 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, ranking number 30, on a list that includes small-, medium-, and large-sized companies.

ESL is included among several other impressive financial institutions on the list, including Quicken Loans, Wegmans, Navy Federal Credit Union, GoFundMe, and REI. The list can be viewed at

ESL earned this ranking based on how positively millennials rated their organizations on different metrics defining great workplaces, such as managers' competence, respect and fairness in the workplace, opportunities for meaningful work, and great colleagues. ESL exceeded benchmarks for comparably-sized organizations striving to create a great workplace.

“We’re delighted to be named to another Great Place to Work® list — especially one that clearly acknowledges ESL’s response to its growing millennial workforce,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “This honor takes on special significance because it is our own young professionals, who enabled us to earn this ranking. We believe a superior employee experience is key to delivering a superior customer experience. This recognition tells us we have been successful in achieving this goal.”

"Millennials expect more from their employers in areas like fair treatment, clear communication, authentic leadership and opportunities for advancement — and rightly so. The Best Workplaces for Millennials are finding that fulfilling all these expectations by building a high-trust culture boosts Millennial employees’ intent to stay by 20 times,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

The Best Workplaces for Millennials 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.

ESL also ranked on the Great Place to Work Best Small and Medium Workplaces for six years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010), and received several other recent accolades by Great Place to Work® and Fortune including 2016 Best Workplaces to Retire From, 2016 Best Workplaces for Women, and 2017 Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance.

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 735 people in Rochester, New York and, includes approximately 330,000 members world-wide. 

The company has now appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for six years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010). Access to the credit union includes 20 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
Manager, Corporate Communications