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Employees Propel Alliant to Best Financial Services Workplace Recognition


A company-wide effort to create a positive and engaging culture has led to Alliant Credit Union earning the No. 5 spot on Great Place to Work and Fortune’s 2019 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance.

Since 2016, Alliant has received recognition on eight Best Workplaces lists, including being named the No. 25 Best Small & Medium Workplace of 2018.

Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance from Great Place to Work 2019“Across the Alliant enterprise, our people are highly engaged,” said Lee Schafer, Alliant Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer. “We understand that a superior workplace culture leads to outstanding financial products and services for our members. In addition, the investments we make in our people, through programs like tuition reimbursement, wellness benefits and charitable initiatives, help our engaged workplace culture thrive.”

In 2018, Alliant began offering a paid volunteer day as part of its employee benefits package. Throughout the year, Alliant and the Alliant Credit Union Foundation donated to a variety of charities, and also sponsored and supported employees in their local volunteer efforts.

Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. 

“In an industry that’s becoming increasingly reliant on technology to provide new and better services, these top employers in financial services demonstrate that they value their people by tapping into their creativity, enabling them to innovate and help the organization thrive,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like Alliant Credit Union stand out from the crowd, intentionally growing their businesses by creating great places to work for all, making employees feel valued and respected for their talents and contributions.” 


About Alliant

Alliant Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with 450,000 members and over $11 billion in assets. Headquartered in Chicago and founded in 1935, Alliant is the largest credit union in Illinois and one of the largest credit unions in the United States. As a digital credit union, Alliant’s mission is to provide members consistently superior financial value while simplifying and enabling how people save, borrow and pay. Find out more at

About the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance

Great Place to Work based its rankings on a data-driven methodology, applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 726,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.


Media contact:
Maggie Tomasek
PR & Content Strategist
Alliant Credit Union
(773) 462-3958
[email protected]

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