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BECU Overview

Tukwila, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
1935
Nonprofit Organization
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$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.

Company Updates

  • We are thrilled that BECU was named the Best Credit Union in 425 Magazine's "Best of 425" roundup.

    The Best of 425 2019 - 425 Magazine

    Did you know that Bellevue Arts Museum actually started as an arts fair, which led to the founding of the museum in 1975? The Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair is still a thriving branch of the museum, drawing drones of community members.

  • BECU colleague Mike F. recently showed his BECU love on the highest summit in Africa, the 19,341′ Mt. Kilimanjaro.⛰️ Congratulations on your feat! #BECULife

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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.

Our members-first priority and collaborative culture means a different kind of career experience for you – one filled with personal growth, meaningful work and exciting opportunities.


A great member experience starts with a great employee experience.  At BECU that experience exists in and out of the office.

  • Fantastic benefits that promote mental, physical and financial wellness
  • Recognition as a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Paid time off to volunteer (12 hours annually) + $7,500 in matched dollars to non-profits
  • Annual Day of Service – An all-day service event where BECU closes to "do good." Setting aside a day for us to provide financial education to high school students.
  • Employee bonuses, awards and a celebration worth bragging about for every 5th anniversary celebrated
  • A wealth of development opportunities to advance your career

We are seeking way more than just employees; BECU employees work to enhance the lives of our members and the community at large.

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. 

What It's Like to Work Here
A great member experience starts with a great employee experience. That experience exists in and out of the office.

  • Fantastic benefits that promote mental, physical and financial wellness
  • Recognition of one of the best places to work
  • Paid time off to volunteer (12 hours annually) + $7,500 in matched dollars to non-profits
  • Annual Day of Service – An all-day service event where BECU closes to “do good.” Setting aside a day for us to provide financial education to high school students.
  • Annual employee bonuses, awards and a celebration worth bragging about for every 5th anniversary celebrated
  • Training, motivating and driving individual career paths forward


Does this sound like a place you’d fit in? Great! Check out our current opportunities here on Glassdoor, or learn more at www.becu.org/careers.

Operating since 1935, we've learned that providing the best possible work experience equals the best possible member experience. We work hard to provide a comprehensive array of benefits so that our employees are happy, and our members are happy.

BECU Unique Benefits
BECU offers two incredibly special benefits in the hiring landscape: an Employee Loan Discount Program and a pension program.

Employee Loan Discount Program
The Employee Loan Discount Program offers employees up to 1% off the rate on qualifying loans and credit cards. That could save you hundreds in interest fees every year!

Employee Pension Program
In addition to our 401(k) plan, BECU is proud to offer our employees a pension. A pension plan is a retirement plan that BECU pays into, and which is an additional resource for your retirement years.

Exceptional Benefits
At BECU, we recognize that our success depends on the contributions of our employees. In return BECU invests in your total well-being, which includes physical, personal and financial wellness.

  • 401(k) match up to 3% (receive both a 401(k) and a pension)
  • Education reimbursement – qualifying degrees are sponsored by BECU
  • Up to $600 toward wellness – fitness equipment, race fees, massages, lift tickets and more
  • Flexible schedules
  • Orca card mass transit discount
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings account and flexible spending accounts
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee assistance programs
  • On-site fitness and subsidized gym dues
  • Gift match - 100% of eligible donated funds are matched, up to $7,500 per employee, per year
  • Volunteer hours, 12 paid time off hours per year

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. We also participate in our Annual Day of Service, an all-day event where BECU employees visit local high schools to teach teens essential budgeting skills. Setting aside a day for us to serve is at the heart of who we are. Check out this video to learn more:


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.


BECU is a different kind of financial institution. We’re not a for-profit bank. We’re a not-for-profit, all-for-members credit union, serving our Members for over 80 years.

The teams in our Neighborhood Financial Centers and Contact Centers focus solely on our members, helping them build financial health—so our members can build the life they want.


We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then check out these videos which offer you insight into a day in the life of a Member Consultant and Contact Center Consultant.


BECU Reviews

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    I have been working at BECU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule
    Super supportive teams
    Employee culture
    BECU really lives by the values and philosophy of People Helping People. They use the member as their guide for decision making which feels incredibly refreshing for a financial institution to be so very mission driven. It translates into the every day culture where employees are empowered to do the right thing for the member.

    Cons

    Located in Tukwila, which isn't super convenient

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BECU Photos

BECU photo of: To celebrate the opening of our new Spokane Valley branch. staff pose with a cutout of Mr. Elmer Eggleston, BECU’s first treasurer from 1935.
BECU photo of: The Seattle Seawolves Visit BECU HQ
BECU photo of: Did you know BECU has onsite fitness facilities in Tukwila, Kent, and Everett? Eligible employees at other locations are eligible for BECU’s Gym Reimbursement Program
BECU photo of: Our team loved commuting on two wheels for Bike Everywhere Day
BECU photo of: Grand opening of the Downtown Seattle Financial Center
BECU photo of: BECU recruiters Cynthia Q. and Cindy B. speak with members during our 2018 Member Summit
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BECU Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BECU (Tukwila, WA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    First screening call was with HR, then the hiring manager and then I was brought in to meet with the team. It was a panel interview, and while I was nervous the team was very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing stands out. Mostly they were experiential questions like "Have you worked with this product or that product?"   Answer Question
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BECU Awards & Accolades

  • Diamond Best of Show Award, CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council’s Diamond Awards, 2016
  • Washington's Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2017
  • Customer Innovation Awards in the Customer Engagement category, Avaya, 2017
  • Executive Excellence Awards for Benson Porter, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017
  • Model Bank Award in the Omnichannel Banking Category, Celent, 2016
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