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Altura named a 'Best Credit Union to Work For' for third consecutive year


Last updated 10/19/2018 at 4:23am


Altura Credit Union, based in Riverside, ranks No. 4 on Credit Union Journal's "Best Credit Union to Work for" list in 2018.

RIVERSIDE – For the third consecutive year, Riverside's Altura Credit Union has been named among the country's best credit unions to work for by Credit Union Journal, a leading industry publication. Altura was ranked No. 4 in the U.S. among credit unions with assets over $1 billion, jumping eight spots compared to 2017. Altura also ranked No. 11 on the "overall" list of 50 top credit unions of all asset sizes, rocketing up from 35th place last year.

Altura is the only California-based credit union in the top five for those with assets over $1 billion, and the only one in the top dozen on the overall list.

"I am very proud of Altura's recognition to this list as a best credit union to work for, not just for 2018, but for the third year in a row," Altura CEO Jennifer Binkley said. "It confirms that our goals for engaging and empowering our employees are making a positive difference."

As an example, Altura's Chief Culture Officer Chris Andrus said, "We introduced a reporting tool that enables our employees to make suggestions in real time to identify areas where we can improve internal processes. We are seeking input from staff on the front lines. This leads to greater employee satisfaction by being able to have an impact, which in turn improves our levels of member service."

Altura was also cited by Credit Union Journal for its emphasis on work-life balance on a number of fronts. These include monthly "Fun Fridays," when the training department sponsors companywide activities and games; weight-loss challenges supported by strategies for healthier eating and better living; discount gym memberships and free exercise classes at Altura's headquarters.

"We want our employees to love working for Altura," Andrus said. "We understand that if they are happy and fulfilled in their jobs, it is good for them and our members."

Credit Union Journal partnered with Best Companies Group to identify credit unions that excel in creating quality workplaces. The two-part process includes an employer questionnaire and an in-depth employee "engagement and satisfaction" survey to determine the top 50 credit unions to work for. The full list is available at

Submitted by Altura Credit Union.


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