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Desert Financial Credit Union Overview

Phoenix, AZ
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
Banks & Credit Unions
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Eighty years ago, our credit union was founded by 15 courageous educators who pooled together all of the money they had – just $78.75. With help from our members, our community and our team, we have grown from those humble beginnings to become Arizona’s ... Read more

Mission: At Desert Financial, relationships drive success. We share our financial success because we believe it's the right thing to do — for our members, our community and our team.

Company Updates

  • We're so proud to announce that Desert Financial was ranked the 3rd Best Place to Work in Phoenix (Extra Large Category)! Our team rocks 🤘

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Desert Financial Credit Union – Why Work With Us?



● Consistently recognized as one of Phoenix Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

● Job satisfaction rating of 93%



When you walk in the door at Desert Financial, you are welcomed into a culture of positivity—a culture that continually creates real solutions for real situations. You will find a team that is made up of talented individuals; people that support each other and care about our community. We invite you to step into a career where you’ll make a real impact.


We aren't one to brag, but some news is just worth sharing. Our team is united by our passion to deliver awesome service - you know, the kind that just makes your day. We’re thrilled to have been recognized for our efforts, both in the workplace and in the communities we serve. In fact, Desert Financial was named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s Best Places to Work!


At Desert Financial, we love where we live and the people who live here. So when it comes to helping our community, we like to get hands-on to really make a difference. Desert Financial has made lasting change in our communities by donating thousands of hours in 2018 through our paid volunteer program. And with over 1100 team members, we have a lot of hands to offer!


We are proud to be known as one of the Valley’s Best Places to Work that offers a variety of Work Perks designed to make YOUR life better. With more than 70 perks, we are able to cover your health, wealth, growth, and life needs. Better yet, we strive to be an employer of choice and regularly look at new and innovative programs and benefits that enable you to be your best and get the most out of your career and your life.

To deliver the best Work Perks, we partner with providers committed to excellence, just as we are. Our Work Perks are organized into one of five categories for ease: Health, Wealth, Growth, Life, and Fun.




A healthy employee is a happy and productive employee. At Desert Financial, we know that health care costs are a concern for most. Due to the great work you do in building great relationships and creating exceptional experiences, we have been able to cover the annual rise in monthly health care premium costs for the past several years!



As a financial institution, we care about your financial health and well-being. Some of our biggest perks make a real difference to your bottom line in the short and long-term.



Keeping a good to great mindset means staying curious and open to learning. We foster a culture of life-long learning and professional development by offering innovative learning programs that begin as soon as you join our team and continue throughout your career.



At Desert Financial we work hard so that we can play hard. That means great time off benefits to enjoy life (or take care of “life” when it inevitably happens) and great programs to get the most out of your life in and outside of work.



We work hard so that we can play hard. At Desert Financial, we believe in sharing success — simply because it’s the right thing to do. We offer hundreds of ways for our employees to give back to our local community from volunteer opportunities to donations. Take a closer look at what it’s like to work for an organization where your contributions are recognized!




you’ll play an integral role in our community, united by shared values and common goals. Our CEO is down the street, not across the country, and our teammates embrace the same Arizona lifestyle you do. Take a closer look at what it’s like to work for an organization where your contributions are recognized, you have ample opportunities for growth and you are supported with the roadmap for your success. 


Our Career Paths:

Sales & Service


Corporate & Administration

Tech Talent Roles

Intern & Recent Grads




Desert Financial Credit Union Reviews

  • "Fantastic Culture"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Papago, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Papago, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Desert Financial Credit Union full-time (More than 10 years)


    The culture is fantastic - high energy, clear vision for the future, employees who support each other, amazing benefits, strong support of our community


    If you don’t like a fast pace, this isn’t the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show support of employees and members.

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Desert Financial Credit Union Photos

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Desert Financial Credit Union Interviews



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    Human Resources Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Desert Financial Credit Union (Phoenix, AZ) in May 2020.


    I don’t know what is up with Desert Financial, but their hiring process is a hot mess. Besides having to complete a one-way video interview, then a separate behavioral assessment where you select all the adjectives which describe you and then a timed logic assessment test, the process from application to initial phone screen/rejection took 4 months. On top of that, the recruiter who reached out to me on LinkedIn and then called me to discuss the position had no idea I had already applied and completed the assessments although she was the one to send them to me 2 months prior.
    They seem totally unorganized and unsympathetic to the tedious application/assessment process they require candidates to go through. I truly hope they find an HRBP to come in and clean the process up.

    Interview Questions

    • What 3 adjectives would your prior managers/co-workers use to describe you?   1 Answer
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Desert Financial Credit Union Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Phoenix - Finalist, Phoenix Business Journal, 2014
  • Best Places to Work Finalist, Phoenix Business Journal, 2013
  • Best Places to Work, The Phoenix Business Journal, 2016
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