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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of the Best 2018 Medium Workplaces in America

Eighth Time Since 2010 Locally-Owned Financial Institution Named to List

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that it was named one of the best 2018 Medium Workplaces In America by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high trust performance workplace cultures.

Coming in at #37 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 and Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance.

“It is always an honor to be included on the Great Place to Work list,” said President & CEO Faheem Masood. “Our inclusion on the list is a testament to the practices we put in place to ensure we are providing our employees with an exceptional experience. The work our employees put in day-in and day-out has helped to build a positive and inclusive culture at ESL that we are all excited to be a part of, and helps us ensure that we deliver a superior experience to our customers.”

The following highlights from the Great Place to Work®’s survey tell a great deal as to why for the eighth 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
  • 97 percent of employees are proud to say that they work at ESL
  • 70 percent of ESL’s workforce are women
  • 84 percent of women hold leadership positions in Frontline Managers or Supervisors

Being ranked on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, now in its 15th 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 158,000 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

With nearly 100 years of locally-owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to approximately 348,000 members world-wide. The company provides personal, business banking, and wealth management services through its locally-based 21 branch network, telephone, mobile, online and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs more than 750 people in Rochester, New York and holds $5.9 billion in assets. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for eight years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at

Find and connect with ESL on Twitter (@ESLFCU) and

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