11 Maine Credit Unions and the Maine Credit Union League Honored as 2018 Best Places to Work

On October 9, Maine credit unions were well represented at the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony in Augusta. Of the 75 organizations named in the rankings, 11 of them were credit unions, and one was the Maine Credit Union League/Synergent.  These 12 organizations represent 16% of the total number of award recipients (21% of small and medium-sized companies), making credit unions the most highly represented industry sector.

“I am so proud of this shared achievement for so many of Maine’s credit unions,” stated Todd Mason, President of the Maine Credit Union League, which, along with its subsidiary, Synergent, was among those named to the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine list. “Credit unions provide unparalleled value and service to their members. Our industry shares a culture that is built around the philosophy of People Helping People and this honor further reflects that through the positive experience of employees. Credit unions are a great place to be a member and a great place to work.”

The final rankings for Maine credit unions were as follows:

Small Employer Category (15-49 employees):

  • Sabattus Regional Credit Union – #4
  • TruChoice FCU- #5

Medium Employer Category (50-249 employees):

  • Maine State Credit Union – #2
  • Down East Credit Union – #3
  • cPort Credit Union – #8
  • PeoplesChoice Credit Union – #11
  • Evergreen Credit Union – #18
  • Infinity Federal Credit Union – #20
  • Town & Country Federal Credit Union – #22
  • University Credit Union – #24
  • Maine Credit Union League and Synergent – #28
  • Midcoast Federal Credit Union – #36

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 75 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees), and large (250+ U.S. employees).

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Maine HR Convention, and the Maine Department of Labor.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 full-time or part-time permanent employees working in Maine;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Maine; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

About the Maine Credit Union League

Formed in 1938, the Maine Credit Union League is the nonprofit, professional trade association for Maine’s 55 credit unions, representing nearly 700,000 members and combined assets totaling over $7.8 billion and loans totaling over $5.8 billion.  The League’s mission is to help credit unions succeed and improve the financial lives of their members. As the trade association for Maine’s credit unions, the League provides advocacy, education, and other resources designed to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership. For more information, visit www.mainecul.org.

About Synergent

Synergent is a FinTech-focused service bureau that provides state-of-the-art core processing and ancillary services that best serve credit unions and their members. Competing on relationship and delivering the unique resources that each credit union needs to succeed, Synergent provides access to not only Symitar’s Episys®, but also payments, technology, and marketing services, and has been serving credit unions since 1971.

For More Information
Contact: Tim Brooks
VP, Corporate Marketing
207-773-5671, Ext. 298