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Avadian Credit Union Overview

Hoover, AL
201 to 500 employees
1934
Nonprofit Organization
Banks & Credit Unions
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Avadian is a brand-new credit union 80 years in the making. Formerly Alabama Telco, we began operations in December of 1934 with seven charter members and a capital base of $70. We originally formed to serve telephone company employees and their families. Our name has since ... Read more

Mission: Avadian is a brand-new credit union 80 years in the making. Formerly Alabama Telco, we began operations in December of 1934 with seven charter members and a capital base of $70. We originally formed to serve telephone company employees and their families. Our name has since

Company Updates

  • Avadian Credit Union was recently named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. This eighth annual program was created by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Alabama, benefiting the economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 22 companies. Avadian Credit Union has been named one of this year’s Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama program, visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0KE.

  • Avadian Credit Union was named the 2019 Outstanding Credit Union of the Year among credit unions in with assets over $500 million by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU). The award recognizes a credit union for outstanding achievements in day-to-day operations, financial prowess and community outreach. “We couldn’t be prouder of our credit union,” said Linda Cencula, President and CEO of Avadian Credit Union. “The league does incredible work for credit unions. To be recognized by them means so much.” The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates represents more than 240 credit unions in Alabama and Florida with more than $88 billion in assets and more than 7.8 million members. LSCU provides advocacy and regulatory information; education and training; cooperative initiatives; business solutions and financial education outreach. Avadian Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with branches across the state of Alabama. With assets in excess of $810 million, Avadian serves more than 80,000 members with friendly and professional service.

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Avadian Credit Union – Why Work With Us?


Since Avadian's inception in 1934, we have upheld the credit union philosophy of "people helping people." This reflects in every action, service, attitude and direction we take as a company. It is our commitment to meet the needs of our members, and we couldn't do this without our dedicated employees. It is because of our great team that we are successful.

It is a fact that most people spend the majority of their life at work. So, it only stands to reason that you hopefully like, if not love, your job and what you do! At Avadian Credit Union, we have employees who have been with us for over 25 years!

We are always looking for fun, energetic and exciting people who are looking for a fulfilling career in the financial services industry. If you are interested in joining our team and want more information about the different positions available within our organization, click on the jobs tab in our profile. 

As if working with a fun team of highly talented professionals wasn't enough, we also offer a comprehensive benefits program. We don't want to brag or anything, but it's pretty top notch. Here are some of the benefits you get when you join our team!*

  • Healthcare - Comprehensive insurance coverage for Health, Dental, Vision, and options with Aflac
  • Peace of Mind - Coverage for you and your family with Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death Insurance and Life Insurance 
    • Short-Term Disability Benefits: Did you know that 20% of companies do not offer this to their employees? Avadian does and it's a company paid benefit. As an employee of Avadian, if you are injured or sick and cannot work for a specified period of time, you are covered for 60% of your weekly gross income up to $2,000. 
      • We continue to provide health care the entire time you are on leave.
      • We continue your life insurance benefit while you are on leave.
      • We continue your vacation accrual while you are on leave.
    • Long-Term Disability Benefits: 35% of companies do not offer long-term disability benefits to their employees. Avadian does and it's a company paid benefit. What does that mean for you if you work for us? We will pay 66.67% of your monthly salary up to $10,000 while you are on leave.
  • Family and Medical Leave - Because sometimes you need to care for you and your family.
  • 401k Plan - Employees can contribute up to 100% of pre-tax or post tax dollars into their choice of investments (subject to IRS limitation). Avadian matches dollar for dollar up to the first 5% contributed because we believe in your future. Only 38% of companies match at our level. 
  • Paid Time Off - Vacation, Sick and Personal Time, since we all need to hit "refresh" sometimes.
  • Holidays - 10 Company Paid Holidays, Additional 1/2 days for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (if they fall on a weekday)

*There are certain waiting periods and other eligibility requirements that must be satisfied for plan participation. These benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Credit Union and nothing stated here should be construed as a guarantee/contract. Benefits may vary by full/part-time status.

Always thinking outside the box, we like to offer our employees more than the usual benefits you come to expect from most companies.

  • Biannual Bonuses* - Based on the Credit Union's overall goals and individual's performance review.
  • Tuition Reimbursement - Grow in your field and never stop learning. 
  • Student Loan Repayment Program - To help reduce financial stress and help to improve financial wellness
  • Flexible Work Arrangements - Flex hours for a better work/life balance.
  • Product Benefits and Discounts - We will waive standard fees on select products and services, provide free checking/checks and discounts on safe deposit boxes. 
  • Wellness Program - We offer an interactive Health and Wellness program that allows employees to track physical activity while earning points for incentives, like an extra day off.

*Bonuses are subject to change and are not guaranteed.

Avadian Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Avadian was recently honored as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Alabama.

Getting Involved

We exist to serve our community

Our culture extends beyond the four walls of our offices and branches. We take the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" seriously by actively participating in community events, donating our time to local charities and spreading financial education to those who need it the most.

Avadian Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Culture. Our Team.

Fun. Focused. Good at what we do.

Our mission is to go out of our way every day to value you as a person, to make you feel delight and to improve your life. That goes for our members and our employees. It's what defines us, builds us and ultimately attracts talented and remarkable people to our team. It's not enough to just work somewhere every day. We believe in working somewhere you love and somewhere you can make a difference. 

Our Team

Where do you see yourself? On the front lines, working with people face-to-face? If so, then you would thrive working with our branch team. Prefer to stay behind the scenes, generating new ideas and supporting those on the frontlines? Corporate life is for you. Still in college or just starting out, looking to build your career and find your true calling? Our internship program will take you to the next level. Now, picture yourself being a part of the Avadian team.

Avadian Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.    

Avadian Credit Union Reviews

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    Current Employee - Branch Experience in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Branch Experience in Birmingham, AL
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    I have been working at Avadian Credit Union full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Avadian offers an extremely competitive benefits package that a lot of companies don’t offer anymore. They offer extensive training and continuously look for ways to improve technology. During the COVID-19 pandemic they wasted no time ensuring that the staff stayed safe while still operating for their members. There is room for advancement and they truly try to place the right people into positions that they’ll be successful in. I feel very fortunate to work at Avadian and would recommend them to anyone.

    Cons

    Staffing can sometimes be an issue but I think that’s pretty much anywhere you work.

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Avadian Credit Union Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Best Credit Unions to Work for, Credit Union Journal, 2018
  • 2019 Outstanding Credit Union of the Year, League of Southeastern Credit Unions, 2019
  • 2018 Best Places to Work, Birmingham Business Journal, 2018
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