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BECU Overview
Tukwila, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
BECU is Washington's largest credit union and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country.

We are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution committed to providing affordable and responsible financial services to our ... Read more

Mission: We are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution committed to providing affordable and responsible financial services to our members.

BECU – Why Work For Us?

Award-Winning Workplace

BECU is Washington's leading and largest credit union. We are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution committed to providing affordable and responsible financial services since 1935. BECU has received many honors over the years for our commitment to inspiring careers and communities; recent ones include: 

Puget Sound Business Journal Washington's Best Workplace Award
BECU was named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2011 Washington’s Best Workplaces.

Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
BECU was honored with this national award recognizing employers who are successfully using flexibility to meet both business and employee goals.

Diamond Award
BECU was recognized for environmental efforts to promote commuting alternatives and encouraging employees to participate.

We are seeking way more than just employees; BECU employees work to enhance the lives of our members and the community at large— allwhile having fun! Our work environment encourages a strong team culture of collaboration that is fast paced and evolving each day. We are dedicated to maximizing the unique talents of every employee and putting the right people in the right place at the right time. To do this, we look for individuals who:

  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and act with integrity
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Make good decisions
  • Use diplomacy and tact in every interaction
  • Are dedicated to member advocacy and effective relationships with fellow employees

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BECU Employee Benefits

Our competitive compensation package includes the following benefits:


  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance

Investment and Pension

Additional Benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee mortgage program
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Family medical leave
  • Discounted financial products
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Alternative work schedules
  • Education reimbursement
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee recognition
  • Voluntary benefits to include homeowner, auto and pet insurance

Work-Life Benefits

We understand and recognize the importance of a healthy work-life balance. That's why we offer the following benefits:

Commute Trip Reduction: Fully subsidized ORCA pass and additional tools and resources to assist in commute reduction.

Fitness Room: On-site fitness facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, and subsidized gym dues for employees who work at a location without a gym.

Wellness Coach: Health coaches who provide solution focused preventative health and wellness care.

Employee Assistance Program: Confidential referral services including legal consultation, family counseling, and chemical dependency help.

Child/Elder Care Referral: Includes resources for a variety of family issues.

New Moms' Room: Private, equipped lactation room.

Guaranteed Ride Home: Guaranteed ride home in unexpected work situations for employees who carpool, vanpool, or ride the bus to work.

Dollars for Doers/Gift Matching: Financial rewards for organizations with committed BECU volunteers, and employee donation matching.

A Shared Commitment to Serving Our Communities

Credit unions are built on the principle of people helping people, and BECU employees transform these words into actions by giving their time and creative fundraising talents to non-profit organizations throughout the Puget Sound region. BECU encourages volunteerism and supports the projects our employees care about most through our Gift Match Program.

Employee Volunteering & Fundraising

Every year, BECU employees volunteer hundreds of hours and are involved in fundraising for Washington non-profit organizations including:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Junior Achievement
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure”
  • Northwest Burn Foundation
  • Puget Sound Blood Center
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • United Way 

Gift Match Program

We match BECU employee contributions* dollar for dollar, made to the eligible organizations and institutions of our employees’ choice. The minimum matched gift amount is $25 and matching includes gifts up to $5000 per employee per year

Volunteer Recognition Program

The BECU Volunteer Recognition program honors the efforts of committed employee volunteers through a cash gift to the organization where they volunteer. BECU employees who volunteer at least 30 hours within one year earn $100 for a non-profit organization they volunteered for.

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BECU CEO Benson Porter
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    "Member focused and growing!"

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    How can you not want to work for an organization that saved its members $169,000,000 last year? BECU is growing and there are lots of opportunities at all levels of the organization. BECU offers great benefits, and the opportunity to give back to your community through volunteering and get paid for it.


    The growth means things are moving quickly--lots of challenges to take on. If you're looking for a stodgy environment that doesn't change, this isn't it!

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BECU Interviews



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    Member Consultant Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at BECU.


    Started with an online video recorded interview followed by a phone interview. Later they called me in for an in person interview. Questions were direct, mainly about past work history and situations. Two days later got a call with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe one time you had to use diplomatic approach at a work place? With and employee or a customer.   Answer Question
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BECU Awards & Accolades

  • Customer Innovation Awards in the Customer Engagement category, Avaya, 2017
  • Executive Excellence Awards for Benson Porter, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017
  • Large Business of the Year, Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, 2017
  • Model Bank Award in the Omnichannel Banking Category, Celent, 2016
  • Diamond Best of Show Award, CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council’s Diamond Awards, 2016
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