Patelco Credit Union – Why Work For Us?

Patelco is a bank that cares about people, not profit

At Patelco people are our priority. We are a member owned, not-for-profit credit union dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals. Our vision is to be our members' relevant and trusted financial services provider, and a preeminent credit union in our industry. We want to be known for great service and providing our members the products and services that they need when they need them.

Patelco embraces diversity. No matter who you are or where you're from, your unique background can add value to our business. Our dynamic, motivated, and highly–skilled team is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to help our members achieve their financial goals. The exceptional service that we provide is what keeps our members coming back for more!

Our rich history makes us who we are

Patelco was founded in 1936 to serve the financial interests of employees at the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (now part of AT&T). With assets now totaling more than $3.9 billion and 270,000 members nationwide, we are among the largest credit unions in the nation today.

As a, not–for–profit, full–service financial institution, what we earn, we return to our members in savings from lower loan rates, fewer fees, and personalized service that focus on transparency, simplicity, and trust. We're dedicated to helping our members and our communities throughout California and the United States prosper through financial success and giving back through volunteer initiatives.

Be a part of something BIGGER!

To be successful at Patelco you need to be passionate about:

  • Customer service
  • Serving the community
  • Doing what is right for your members to support their financial well-being

Having retail and cashing handling experience doesn't hurt!

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting your career, we are always looking for talented people who share our values and are passionate about assisting members with their financial needs. If you are trustworthy, service–oriented, energetic, and interested in a position (existing or in the future), we want to hear from you!

Patelco around the Bay Area and Sacramento

East Bay Area:

Oakland, CA

Berkeley, CA

San Leandro, CA

Hayward, CA

Concord, CA

Lafayette, CA

Walnut Creek, CA

Danville, CA

San Ramon, CA

Dublin, CA

Pleasanton, CA

Livermore, CA

Brentwood, CA

Fremont, CA



San Francisco, CA

SF Sunset, CA

Daily City, CA

San Bruno, CA

San Mateo, CA

South Bay Area:

Milpitas, CA

Santa Clara, CA

Campbell, CA

Redwood City, CA


North Bay Area:

Rohnert Park, CA

Novato, CA

Santa Rosa, CA


Sacramento Area:

Fairfield, CA

Citrus Heights, CA

Elk Grove, CA

Sac-Howe, CA

Roseville, CA


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Patelco Credit Union Reviews

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    A mission driven team of leaders

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    Former Contractor - Contract Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Contractor - Contract Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Patelco Credit Union as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
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    Mission driven, sincere, new leadership is great.


    Pay scale less than for-profit banks (but benefits are great). Some relics from previous, old style, political management need cleaned out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! As a contract recruiter I met with 20+ hiring managers and was impressed with 95% of them (Operations excepted - that dept needs new leadership).

Patelco Credit Union Interviews

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    Branch Manager Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Patelco Credit Union.


    I was contacted by a recruiter that came across my resume. Followed by a in person interview with district manager. After the district manager interview is cleared then you move on the final interview with regional and hr manager. They do take a while to respond back through the interview process. I never heard back from them after my final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very easy, all behavioral and situational. Why Patelco? Why do you want to leave your current position?   1 Answer

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Additional Info

Headquarters Pleasanton, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1936
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Like most credit unions, Patelco was founded to serve the financial interests of employees of a particular organization – in our case the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (now part of AT&T). The year was 1936, and Patelco’s initial assets totaled a mere $500.

With assets now totaling more than $4 billion and 280,000 members nationwide, we are among the largest credit... More

Mission: We are committed to enriching our members' financial well-being while providing superior service and value.

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