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

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 15 small- and medium-sized Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, ranking number four.

For a third year in a row, ESL is included among several other impressive financial institutions on the full list of 40 small-, medium-, and large-sized companies, including Edward Jones, Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, and American Express. The entire 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.

“We are truly honored to be recognized alongside these prominent and well-known financial institutions — especially in a year when the list size is limited to just 15 small and medium organizations,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “It speaks volumes about ESL’s commitment to creating a superior experience for our employees, who are driven to deliver a superior banking experience to our customers.”

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.

ESL also ranked on the Great Place to Work Best Small and Medium Workplaces for seven years (2017, 2016, 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.

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