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BCU Named Top 100 Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year by Chicago Tribune

A Better Way To Bank. A Top Place to Work.

November 22, 2016BCU has been recognized as one of the area’s most dynamic and supportive local businesses by the Chicago Tribune in its special ‘Top Workplaces 2016” issue. Ranking among the top 20 mid-sized companies named to the list, this marks the fifth consecutive year the Credit Union has been recognized as a top Chicagoland employer. The Tribune’s special edition and invitation-only award event publicly recognizes the most dynamic and supportive organizations to work for in the Chicago area, as chosen by its employees.

The list features the top 100 companies in the region based on an employee survey measuring key qualities and best practices that make these companies attractive. The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback through a survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

"Each year, the Chicago Tribune is proud to recognize the companies that are making a real difference in the lives of their employees,” said Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Bruce Dold, who serves as the host of the Top Workplaces 2016 event. “This year’s lineup of progressive-minded businesses reflects those qualities that truly make Chicago the City That Works.”

As an employer, BCU has consistently been recognized by its more than 500 employees as possessing the dynamic assets of a top workplace, including confidence in company leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, employee development, workplace flexibility and a passionate employee culture supporting a unified vision. As an organization, BCU is focused on giving back to the community as a supporter financially, as well as through volunteer efforts for local and national charitable organizations.

“At BCU, we understand that our employees are the single most important factor for our success. Being named a top 20 workplace in the Chicago-area for the fifth consecutive year shows the outstanding culture we’ve built,” said BCU President and CEO Mike Valentine. “This honor reflects our commitment to provide employees with personal development opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and challenging work improving the quality of life for the members we serve, now and into the future. To our employees, board of directors and supporting sponsors, I offer my sincere thanks.”