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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 the only financial service provider that will go out of its way every day to value you as a person, to make you feel delight and to improve your life.

Avadian Credit Union – Why Work For 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 2018 Best Places to Work in Birmingham.

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.    

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    401K Match up to 5%, Affordable Dental and Health Insurance

    Cons

    Scorecards and Salaries. Salaries should be reconsidered. With the credit union doing so well salaries need to be reviewed for across the board increases for all employees. Annual salary increases are good but when you give 2-5% increase to someone making 15.00 an hour is almost insulting.

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Avadian Credit Union photo of: Credit Union of the Year more than $500 million
Avadian Credit Union photo of: Impact Week - Mingling with the fans of Dothan High School before their game at Rip Hewes Stadium
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Avadian Credit Union photo of: Impact Week - Helping out shoppers with their groceries at Publix Super Market at Valleydale Village
Avadian Credit Union photo of: Handing out tickets for the season opener of the Birmingham Bulls Hockey game against the Huntsville Havoc
Avadian Credit Union photo of: Delight Week - Our staff enjoying employee DELIGHT week with games and fun.
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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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