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October 12, 2018   •   Press Release  

SAFE Credit Union named Best Place to Work

SAFE at Best Places to Work event

FOLSOM, Calif. – (Oct. 11) – SAFE Credit Union was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work, Very Large Employer, in the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2018 Best Places to Work awards.

“I feel great pride, great satisfaction knowing that all the work we do is appreciated not only by the members we serve and the communities we serve, but also our employees,” said SAFE Credit Union President and CEO Dave Roughton.

Each year the Sacramento Business Journal surveys employees in the Greater Sacramento area about work-life balance, benefits, leadership, and culture at their companies. SAFE employees cited benefits such as the Baby at Work program that allows parents to bring babies up to 6 months old to work; generous benefits packages; and a commitment to work-life balance.

Employees also noted the credit union’s supportive and family-oriented culture as a highlight of working for the company. That culture has long been fostered at SAFE, Roughton said.

“What’s important about SAFE culture is it’s easy to understand what we do. There’s some secret sauce in how we do what we do, but I think why we do what we do is more important,” he said. “We do what we do because we want to help members make financial decisions in their best interests, not SAFE’s best interests. That makes you feel good all the time. You know you’re doing the right thing for the right reasons, every single day.”

SAFE has nearly 700 employees who work at its 22 service centers and headquarters in Folsom. This year’s honor comes after being named one of the Healthiest Employers by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2017.

About SAFE

SAFE Credit Union, established in 1940, is a leading financial institution in Northern California with more than $2.8 billion in assets and more than 229,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions for consumers and small businesses through 21 service centers across the Greater Sacramento region and a mortgage lending office serving Contra Costa County. SAFE offers its members a variety of banking services, including online, chat, mobile, phone, as well as a full-service, locally based call center. SAFE is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, Amador, and Alameda counties. SAFE is federally insured by the NCUA.

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