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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of Country’s Best Places to Work in Finance & 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 9 on the list of 30 small and medium companies.

For a fifth 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, and Rochester-based First American Equipment Finance. The entire list can be viewed at Great Place to Work’s website.

“It’s always an honor to be named to any Great Place to Work list,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “This award couldn’t come at a more appropriate time to remind us all of what I’ve said for years: It’s our people who make ESL such a great place to work. And in the midst of this unprecedented time, they have risen to every challenge we’ve encountered and have shown over and over why ESL truly is one of the best workplaces in our industry — and in the country.”

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:

  • 96 percent of employees state that ESL is a great place to work
  • 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.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With 100 years of locally-owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 369,000 members. Founded in 1920, the company provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage services, and wealth management services through its locally-based 22 branch network, telephone, mobile, online and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs more than 850 people in in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $6.8 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 24 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling than $150 million. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for nine years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found online at

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For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications