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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of the Country’s 2020 Best Medium Workplaces

This marks the 10th time since 2010 that ESL has been named to this prestigious list.

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that for the tenth time since 2010, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine named the locally-owned financial institution one of 2020’s Best Medium Workplaces.

ESL ranked number 61 on the list of 100 medium-sized companies (100-999 employees). This award marks the third Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine accolade received by ESL in 2020; ESL was also named a Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance and a Best Workplace in New York State.

“We are thrilled to be named one of the best medium-sized workplaces for the tenth time since 2010,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “Amid these extraordinary times, we reaffirm our commitment to invest in our unique workplace practices. While these investments in our employee experience are important, our employees tirelessly live our core values, and are the biggest factor to what makes ESL such a great place to work and bank.”

The list considered survey feedback of more than 189,000 employees working in small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. The following highlights from the Great Place to Work survey tells why the locally-owned financial institution continues to earn this distinction:

  • 97% of employees are proud to say they work for ESL
  • 96% of employees feel welcome when they join the company
  • 96% of employees feel good about the ways ESL is contributing to the community

The full 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 374,000 members and 11,100 businesses. 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 approximately 850 people in in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $7.3 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 ten times 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