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Alliant Credit Union Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
1935
Nonprofit Organization
Finance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
With over 80 years of history and nearly $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: As a member-owned cooperative, Alliant provides members...
 •Consistently superior financial value through high returns on deposits and low rates on loans; and
 •Friendly, efficient and personalized service.

Company Updates

  • We're number 6 on the Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine Best Small/Medium Workplaces in Chicago list. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQEj2

    Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Chicago 2017

    About the Best Workplaces in ChicagoThe Best Workplaces in Chicago rankings are based on feedback from more than 81,000 employees at Great Place to Work®-Certified™organizations with locations in the Chicago area.

  • Alliant makes the Gallup Best Workplaces list for the second year in a row! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ9zk

    37 Workplaces That Stand Out From the Rest

    What separates great workplace cultures from the rest? Gallup has studied millions of employees around the world to answer this very question. We've found that regardless of company size, location, culture or industry, the very best organizations all share one undeniable trait: They have an intense and intentional focus on engaging their employees.

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Alliant Credit Union – Why Work For Us?


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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.

Watch the video below to learn more about working at Alliant:

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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. 

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. 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.


Other Recognitions:


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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 www.greatrateaward.com.

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 Credit Union 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.

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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.



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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.



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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.



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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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    "Unique, positive culture in an organization that truly cares"

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    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Alliant Credit Union full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Alliant recognizes the importance of a healthy culture and truly engaged employees. It invests strongly in making this a place where people be their best.
    - Benefits are second to none.
    - Highly collaborative "roll up your sleeves and figure it out together" attitude. Not particularly political compared to other organizations.
    - Good advancement potential. Company is growing quickly and merit is recognized.
    - Casual dress code

    Cons

    Those coming from larger, more process-driven companies may find Alliant too laid-back compared to what they're used to. You need to be somewhat more adaptable and willing to toss ideas around before you arrive at the final answer. Not everything will be handed to you in distinct black and white, so be prepared to roll with it. Also, if your style is to work as a lone wolf, this may not be a good fit for you. Alliant is extremely collaborative, so be prepared for a team-centric approach to working. None of these are true "Cons" but could be problematic if your expectations don't/won't align.

    Advice to Management

    The investments made in culture and engagement truly DO pay off. As we continue to grow and mature, please continue to keep culture and engagement front and center.

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Alliant Credit Union Photos

Alliant Credit Union photo of: We are proud to have many tenured colleagues who chose Alliant to grow their careers. This month Annie and Diane celebrated their 30 years with our Credit Union. Congratulations!
Alliant Credit Union photo of: Alliant accepting the 2017 Gallup great workplace award for the second year in a row.
Alliant Credit Union photo of: Winners of Alliant's first hackathon competition. Congratulations to Tod and Diana!
Alliant Credit Union photo of: Innovation and team work at its best. Our teams do make a difference!
Alliant Credit Union photo of: With those giveaways, we are all ready for summer now.
Alliant Credit Union photo of: Our employees love food trucks, and we make sure they get them :)
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Alliant Credit Union Interviews

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    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Fortune Best Workplace in Chicago, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2017
  • Best Banks of 2017, MyBankTracker.com, 2017
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