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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 financial institution one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, ranking number 8 on the small and medium companies list.

For a fourth year in a row, ESL is included among several national financial institutions on the list including Edward Jones, Progressive Insurance, Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, and American Express. The entire list can be viewed at

“We are truly honored to be recognized, once again, as a Great Place to Work alongside many prominent financial institutions,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “We strongly believe that investing in a superior employee experience helps to deliver a superior experience to our customers and community partners.”

ESL earns 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 across small- medium- and large- organizations striving to create a great workplace.

The following highlights from the Great Place to Work®’s survey tell a great deal as to why the locally-owned financial institution continues to earn this distinction:

  • 95 percent of employees state that ESL provides a great work atmosphere
  • 97 percent of employees are proud to say that they work at ESL
  • 97 percent of employees feel good about the ways ESL contributes to the community

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. Last year ESL was also named on the list of Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplace for Women, and Best Small and Medium Workplace.

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 357,000 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 800 people in Rochester, New York and holds $6.1 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

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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