NEW YORK (6/24/15)--Credit unions are cool. At least in the eyes of millennials they are, according to Fortune’s first-ever ranking of the “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” in the United States.
Nearly 90,000 millennial-aged employees were surveyed about their places of employment, and four credit unions made the list, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Google, Yelp and Twitter.
Mountain America CU, West Jordan, Utah, grabbed the highest spot for a credit union at No. 47. While Grow Financial FCU, Tampa, Fla., took 94th and Michigan State University (MSU) FCU, East Lansing, Mich., nabbed 97th.
Navy FCU, Vienna, Va., grabbed the 93rd spot.
“Many employees of the West Jordan, Utah-based credit union praised their employer for offering a quality work-life balance, including flexible schedules and compressed work weeks,” Fortune wrote as part of the credit union’s company profile.
Employees also recognized the importance Mountain America places on their wellbeing.
“When I became very sick, (the credit union) worked with me to ensure that I not only understood my benefit information, buy also made me feel that they were personally invested in my sickness and recovery,” one employee said.
Grow Financial employees spoke about the perks they receive at the credit union, such as access to a top-notch gym, a personal trainer, discounts on loans, and subsidized tickets to sporting events and theme parks.
And MSU FCU employees noted the extensive benefits package they receive, including the credit union matching as much as 200% of employee contributions to their 401(k).
All four of the credit unions have at least 40% of their workforce in the millennial age group, with MSU FCU at the top with 63%.