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Alliant Credit Union Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Banks & Credit Unions
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
With over 80 years of history and over $10B in assets, Alliant Credit Union is the largest credit union in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. Our top-notch online, mobile and phone banking services and emphasis on security make banking easier and safer for our more ... Read more

Mission: Provide consistently superior financial value while simplifying and enabling how people save, borrow and pay.

Vision: To set the standard for simple and rewarding digital banking that inspires loyalty in smart, informed consumers.

Company Updates

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  • Alliant Named One of NerdWallet’s Best Banks of 2019

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Alliant Credit Union – Why Work For Us?


We’re not a typical financial institution – we’re better. We are an innovative, strengths-base, highly-engaged team of professionals that is committed to our company and the communities we serve.

Alliant is a financial institution that is focused on technology and driven by the member experience. We're one of the largest credit unions in the U.S. — but we're more than just bankers. We're software engineers, product managers, underwriters, database administrators, loan officers, systems engineers, call center reps, financial analysts and more.

Our employees are the foundation of our success. We emphasize employee engagement and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our ongoing performance management and training programs focus on strengths-based employee development in a high-performance environment.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including comprehensive health benefits with company-paid vision and HSA contribution, generous paid time off, 401(k) with company match, discounted banking products, and even pet insurance discounts.

Committed to operational excellence and social responsibility, Alliant received Gallup’s 2016 Best Workplace award. We’ve been certified as a great workplace by Great Place to Work, and we also made Fortune’s 2016 Best Medium Workplaces and 2017 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance lists. Learn more about what makes Alliant a great place to work.

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Certified Great Place To Work for Two Years in a Row


In a recent survey, over 92% of Alliant employees said their workplace is great. This landed us on the 100 Best Medium Companies List for the second year in a row. Why do our employees love working at Alliant? Great challenges, great bosses and great rewards, for starters! Learn more about what makes Alliant a great place to work.

Alliant has been recognized as one of the Chicago area's top employers by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Alliant came in No. 6 on the list of the region's best small/medium workplaces. The rankings (click here) considered surveys from over 81,000 co-workers who assessed their employers' fairness, camaraderie, benefits and other factors crucial to a great workplace.

Gallup Great Workplace Award

The Gallup Great Workplace Award, now in its 11th year, recognizes organizations that achieve performance excellence through cultures of engagement. Within these organizations, employees are emotionally invested in and focused on creating value for their organizations every day. Alliant is a proud 2017 recipient for the second year in a row. Click here for details. 

Other Recognitions:


1 Datatrac Great Rate Awards certify that the rate offered by a financial institution’s product has consistently outperformed the market average of all institutions monitored by Datatrac during an annual or quarterly period. For more information, please visit

2 Bauer Financial, Inc., the national bank and credit union rating firm.

3 Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring social sustainability by engaging employers in improving the lives of employees, families and communities. Center for Companies That Care’s Honor Roll is a national list recognizing employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement.

4 Customized Analysis of Member Benefits for Alliant for the 12-month period ending December 2012, prepared by the Credit Union National Association Economics and Statistics Department


Working along with Alliant Foundation, Alliant is dedicated to making a difference in communities we do business in by promoting economic empowerment and self-sufficiency. 

Alliant gives back to the community through multiple charitable programs and partnerships. Many of them have become a part of our culture and continue to shine through our continued commitment to improving the communities our teammates and members live and do business in.


Fantasy Flight

For over 22 years, Alliant has worked with United Airlines in organizing the most magical trip of the year, the Fantasy Flight to the North Pole, allowing foster care and adult clients board the plane for a fairy-tale like escapade.


Community Involvement

Alliant teams often come together to benefit people in need. Over the years, we have partnered with Goodwill, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Feed My Starving Children and other organizations, helping improve the quality of lives of those in need.


Annual Volleyball Tournament/ Fundraising

The annual Employee Volleyball Tournament has been held since 2006. This event benefits a different charity each year. Thousands of dollars are raised annually, primarily through employee donations. Tournament beneficiaries have included: Hadley School for the Blind, Special Olympics of Illinois, Red Cross, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and more.


Banking on Our Future

Alliant is particularly proud to promote financial literacy through Foundation support of programs that provide financial education through our partnership with Operation HOPE and Des Plaines School District 62.  Through Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future program, Alliant employee volunteers deliver personal financial management instruction to every student in the Chippewa and Algonquin Middle Schools as part of the Life Skills class curriculum.  Since the partnership's inception in 2005, over 5,000 students have received Banking on Our Future training

Annual Chili Cook-Off

Our Chili Cook-off is a fun way for our colleagues to raise money for Bears Care, a Chicago Bears charity.


Alliant Credit Union Reviews

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    I have been working at Alliant Credit Union full-time (Less than a year)


    Alliant is more than just a job. They make you feel important from day one, your never just a number. On top of having a very comfortable work environment Alliant offers great benefits including medical and paid time off. Alliant really tries to make even the littlest attempts to make work enjoyable by caring about your personal health and simply being comfortable working at a desk all day!


    I honestly cannot think of one con.

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Alliant Credit Union Photos

Alliant Credit Union photo of: For the third straight year, Alliant has been named one of the country's best workplaces by FORTUNE and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. Alliant took the #25 on the 2018 Best Medium Workplaces.
Alliant Credit Union photo of: Here’s how our Executive Leadership provides a company update to the employees! 2018 was an amazing year!
Alliant Credit Union photo of: The Thanksgiving Pie tradition continues at Alliant with every employee getting a pie! Can you believe this line?
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Alliant Credit Union Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Alliant Credit Union (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.


    I was contacted by the recruiting team. I had 2 phone interviews, and final interviews in person. I flew back to Chicago for final round interviews which really gave me a solid understanding of the organization, culture, leadership, etc.

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    • The best question they asked me was what I look for in a supervisor and how they could help me be a better employee.   Answer Question
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Alliant Credit Union Awards & Accolades

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup Organization, 2018
  • Great Place to Work in Chicago, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • Great Places To Work, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • Companies That Care Honor Roll, Center for Companies that Care, 2013
  • Companies That Care Honor Roll, Companies That Care, 2012
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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