Ascend Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2017 “Best Credit Unions to Work For” by the Best Companies Group and the Credit Union Journal.
This national honor follows a two-part assessment for participating credit unions. The first part covers benefits, policies and human resources practices. The second and most important part involves a confidential employee questionnaire that gauges what employees love about working at their credit union.
“We’re proud that our employees have put Ascend on the list two years in a row,” Ascend President and CEO Caren Gabriel said. “Our overarching vision to be the most loved financial institution in our marketplace includes our commitment to our employees.”
Gabriel said Ascend offers employee perks including an annual picnic, a unique lounge at Corporate Headquarters in Tullahoma, Tenn., an annual scholarship award for employees’ children, and a robust wellness program.
“Our employees also enjoy a 401(k) with a generous match, medical coverage with 100 percent of the premium for qualifying employees paid by the credit union, and comprehensive training,” she said.
Gabriel sent an email to credit union employees congratulating them for the national honor.
“Thank you for everything that you do,” she said. “We will continue our efforts to make sure Ascend remains the best place to work.”
With more than $2 billion in assets, more than 170,000 members and more than 400 employees, Ascend is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) selected Ascend as the 2015 Federal Credit Union of the Year. Ascend is federally insured by the NCUA.