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Five Credit Unions Make Post-Dispatch's Top Workplaces List

Five St. Louis-area credit unions graced the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces list. Each year, the Post-Dispatch surveys St. Louis-area employees who rate the companies they work for. The Post-Dispatch recognized 100 companies and organizations in St. Louis. These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.

Read on to see which credit unions earned this recognition. 

1st Financial Federal Credit Union

1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville) has made the list for the past two years. The credit union's employees praised the organization’s volunteer opportunities, positive working environment, and employee benefits program as reasons why 1st Financial was a Top Workplace. 1st Financial continued to build upon the success of its Helping People 1st Grant program as well as initiatives focusing on enhancing employee and member experience in 2015.

“I am honored to work beside such a great group of talented employees and I am delighted they agree that 1st Financial really is a great place to work,” says Carol Minges, Chief Executive Officer for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. “It takes all of us working together to make a positive difference and our current team of employees is one of the best I have had the privilege of working with.”

Currently, 1st Financial employs more than 100* people. And here’s what a few of them had to say:

  • “I get to help people achieve their financial dreams.”
  • “The benefits are great and the vision of the credit union is heading in the right direction. It is a great place to work.” 
  • “We are doing what is right for the people, including the members and the community.”

Established in 1968, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered by the International Association of Machinist members, who were employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with more than 30,000 members and nearly $200 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro-area financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams

Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union

Headquartered in the heart of St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union (and its American Eagle and Purina Credit Union divisions) was named to the list for the second year in a row.

 “We focus intently on ensuring quality service for our members and an outstanding working environment for our employees,” said Bob McKay, CEO. “The dedication of our team accounts for 76 years of continued success. We’re proud to be a top workplace and a place where our members—and employees—succeed.”

The credit union employs more than 300* people. Check out what they had to say:

  • “The opportunities and options to grow within the company are great.”
  • “I can balance my work and personal life.”
  • “I know we’re making a difference in people’s lives.”

Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union is a full-service financial institution offering a wide variety of financial products and convenience services to its members nationwide and around the world. ABECU is ranked as a "Top 150" credit union in the U.S. and is a recognized leader in the development of interstate delivery of financial services.

The credit union, and its divisions American Eagle Credit Union and Purina Credit Union, has 30 locations nationwide, including 14 in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It has more than 100,000 members and approximately $1.5 billion in assets.

First Community Credit Union

For the third year in a row, First Community Credit Union (Chesterfield) made the Top Workplace list. The full-service financial institution employs approximately 450* people in the St. Louis area.

“Employees do make all the difference and I’m proud to have the finest in the Midwest working for us,” says Glenn Barks, President/CEO of First Community.

The credit union’s employees had a lot to say about their company:

  • “I love the people I work with. Also, the benefits we get are great! FCCU is the best company to work for.”
  • “What I find most meaningful is that everyone I work with is very nice and willing to help.”
  • “FCCU truly cares about their employees.”

For more than 80 years, First Community Credit Union has provided innovative products and services. Today, the credit union has grown to $2 billion, and with more than 30 branches, it easily serves its nearly 250,000 members.

Scott Credit Union

Scott Credit Union (Edwardsville, Ill.) has been ranked a Top Workplace since 2012. Founded in 1943, the credit union now has more than 200* employees.

Employees find the work rewarding. Surveyed employees had this to say:

  • “I chose the right career for me in a field that I’m very passionate about.”
  • “They truly care about each and every employee and their individual opinions.”

Scott Credit Union is a full-service financial institution that provides financial services for individuals and businesses—it has a membership of more than 125,000 people. The credit union currently has 15 branches in and around the St. Louis area, and recently, the credit union surpassed $1 billion in assets.

Vantage Credit Union

For the first year, Vantage Credit Union (Bridgeton) was named a top employer on the Post-Dispatch’s list. Founded in 1957, the credit union now boasts nearly 300* employees.

Eric Acree, president/CEO of Vantage Credit Union, praised his employees for their dedication. "All of you are the reason why Vantage Credit Union is such a special place to work," says Acree. "Thank you for everything you do, day in and day out, to serve our members."

Here’s what employees had to say:

  • “I feel that I am a valuable part of the workplace. The benefits are great. I have a flexible schedule.”
  • “My opinion matters, I am challenged to grow every day.”
  •  “We do work that makes a difference in the lives of our members and has a positive affect on our community.”

Vantage Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with more than $716 million in assets, and more than 105,000 member-owners. The credit union's 14 locations serve St. Louis city and 19 counties in eastern Missouri, and Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois. 

Check out the full list of the Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces list here

*Figures provided by WorkplaceDynamics.