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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of Best 2017 Medium Workplaces in America

Seventh Time Since 2010 Locally-Owned Credit Union Named to List

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that once again it was named one of the best 2017 Medium Workplaces In America by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high trust performance workplace cultures. The following statistics, as well as many others, tell a great deal as to why for the seventh time since 2010, the locally-owned financial institution continues to earn this distinction:

  • 98 percent of employees state that ESL provides a great work atmosphere
  • 96 percent of employees are proud to say that they work at ESL
  • 71 percent of ESL’s workforce are women
  • 84 percent of women hold leadership positions in Frontline/Managers of Supervisors

Coming in at #18 on a list of 100 medium companies (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 Millennials, Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance, and Best Medium Workplaces in New York State.

“It’s an honor be included on the Best Medium Workplaces list again this year with many other exceptional organizations,” said President & CEO Faheem Masood. “We’re proud that our great workplace practices and unique culture create a truly exceptional experience for our employees, and help us ensure that we deliver a superior experience to our customers.”

Being ranked on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, now in its 14th 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.

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.

A full review of ESL and its unique workplace habits can be found at

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 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 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
Carla Mancuso-Spano
Senior Account Supervisor
Tipping Point Communications
585.340.1119; Cell: 585.317.9268