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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of the Country’s 2021 Best Medium Workplaces

This marks the 11th 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 eleventh time since 2010, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine named the locally-owned financial institution one of 2021’s Best Medium Workplaces.

 ESL ranked number #66 on the list of 100 medium-sized companies (100-999 employees). This award marks the fourth Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine accolade received by ESL in 2021; ESL was also named a Best Workplace in New York State and a Best Workplace for Millennials in the country.

“Being named as one of the best medium-sized workplaces in the country is a testament to all of our employees who, together, help create the positive work environment at ESL,” said President and CEO Faheem Masood. “We will continue to live and work by our core values because that is what guides us in everything that we do to provide the best experience possible for both employees and customers.”

The list considered survey feedback from 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 ESL continues to earn this recognition:

  • 97% of employees are proud to say they work for ESL
  • 99% of employees feel welcome when they join the company
  • 97% of employees feel good about the ways ESL is contributing to the community

In March, ESL was recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of America's Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance for the sixth consecutive year. ESL ranked #18 out of 40 small and medium companies on the 2021 list.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With more than 100 years of locally owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 382,000 members and 12,800 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 more than 870 people in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $8.4 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 26 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling more than $185 million. Since the creation of its Community Impact initiative in 2018, ESL has reinvested more than $40 million in grants throughout the community. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for 11 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