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ESL Named One of New York State’s Best Workplaces

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 the best workplaces in New York State, coming in at #8 on the list of 30 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in New York. The complete list of 30 Best Small and Medium Workplaces, and 40 Best Large Workplaces in New York was announced earlier this morning.

This is the third time ESL has appeared on this exclusive list— one of several lists now compiled each year by Great Place to Work and Fortune. ESL is included among several other respected New York-based large, medium, and small employers, including Wegmans, First American Equipment Finance, Labella Associates, The Bonadio Group, and several New York City-based employers.

“We are grateful for and humbled by this recognition of our unique workplace culture from Great Place to Work,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “We believe delivering a superior experience to our customers starts with delivering a superior experience to our employees. We have our employees to thank for this continued great work, as they are the ones living our values with every interaction.”

To determine the Best Workplaces in New York, Great Place to Work® surveyed more than 45,000 employees from companies with locations in New York State and the New York City metropolitan area. Great Place to Work® evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job including what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do.

ESL exceeded benchmarks for comparably-sized organizations striving to create a great workplace. All rankings were finalized prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect companies’ roles or responses to their people or communities in addressing the impact of the coronavirus.

The complete list can be viewed at

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 370,000 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 $6.9 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 25 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling more than $170 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