Avadian Credit Union has been named one of the 2018 “Best Credit Unions to Work Forby Credit Union Journal. Best Companies Group partnered with the Credit Union Journal to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.

This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best credit unions. The 2018 list is made up of 50 credit unions and divided into categories based on asset size.

To be considered for participation, credit unions had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 25 employees working in the United States
  • Be in business a minimum of one year
  • Be in one of the following categories based upon asset size: Over $1 billion, $500 million-$1 billion, $200 million-$500 million or Under $200 million

“We are truly delighted to receive such an honor,” said Linda Cencula, president and CEO of Avadian Credit Union. “Knowing that our employees feel that we’ve created an exceptional work environment is the best accolade we could receive. We’re lucky to work with a dedicated team of talented individuals. We are so grateful to have employees who go above and beyond to serve our members every day.”

Determining the “Best Credit Unions to Work For” involved a two-step process. The first step consisted of evaluating each participating credit union’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the best credit unions and the final ranking.

Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.