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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Overview

North Charleston, SC
201 to 500 employees
1936
Nonprofit Organization
Banks & Credit Unions
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
At South Carolina Federal, we connect remarkable people with exceptional opportunities, and we bring passion to the noble purpose of providing “Life Simplified” ways to improve our members' financial lives. As a Glassdoor Best Place to Work ... Read more

Mission: VISION MISSION & VALUE STATEMENTS

VISION: To anticipate and provide simple solutions for members’ financial needs.

MISSION: To provide convenient and competitive financial services that exceed our ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#11)

Company Updates

  • We did it again!! For the seventh time, South Carolina Federal Credit Union has been named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This program identifies and recognizes the best employers in the state based on workplace policies, practices, philosophy, and employee feedback.

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  • Bring your passion to a ‘best place’ for a better purpose! Move forward in your career, and give back to your community. Place your passion in both at South Carolina Federal Credit Union. #PassionWanted #exploreSCFederal #BestPlacesToWork

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union – Why Work For Us?





At South Carolina Federal, we connect remarkable people with exceptional opportunities, and we bring passion to the noble purpose of providing “Life Simplified” ways to improve our members' financial lives. As a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, we're passionate about serving others, and we're proud to deliver an employee-centric environment where people come before profits.

People come to work at South Carolina Federal, and many of them finish their careers here. In fact, our current employee tenure is 9 years, almost twice that of other financial institutions.  South Carolina Federal has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina seven times now, and we are #11 on the 2019 Glassdoor Best Places to Work list (small/medium company category).









South Carolina Federal Credit Union has provided convenient financial services since its founding in 1936. Fourteen naval shipyard workers contributed $5, for a total of $70. That small beginning sparked what is now one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving over 160,000 members.

  • 1936 - Chartered as Charleston Navy Yard Employees Federal Credit Union
  • 1960 - Changed name to Charleston Naval Shipyard (CNS) Federal Credit Union when membership was expanded to include Navy personnel working in the Navy Yard
  • 1965 - Opened at the Shipyard, becoming the first credit union in the state with our own facility
  • 1969 - Opened Naval Station branch
  • 1974 - Only credit union in South Carolina providing monthly statements and processing transactions with same-day receipts
  • 1979 - Opened a 5-story operations building at 2175 Credit Union Lane, in North Charleston
  • 1981 - Opened our first ATM. By 1984 there were 14 ATMs throughout the area
  • 1989 - Hurricane Hugo disrupted the lives of many members, the credit union forgave $83,000 in returned check fees and another $46,000 in service charges to assist those members in time of need
  • 1994 - Changed name to South Carolina Federal Credit Union to better represent service area
  • 2000 - Online Banking available to members free of charge
  • 2003 - Updated status to that of a community-chartered credit union, opening membership to all who live, work, and worship in Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Calhoun, Georgetown, Orangeburg and most of Lexington and Richland counties
  • 2009 - Opened new state-of-the-art operations center at 6265 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston












Our employees are only able to perform their best when they feel their best—physically, financially, and emotionally. In an effort to help all our employees thrive, we’re committed to providing some of the best benefits around.

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Competitive salary with bonus potential
  • Educational assistance through tuition reimbursement
  • Comprehensive, award-winning on-the-job training
  • Career advancement resources
  • Inclusive wellness program
  • On-site fitness center with full shower amenities



  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • On-site annual physicals and flu shots
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Personal time off
  • Wellness time off
  • Opportunities to give back to the community through volunteer efforts
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Employee loan discounts
  • Interest-free electronic device loans
  • Onsite food vendors
  • Pet insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Travel insurance
  • CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Reviews

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    I have been working at South Carolina Federal Credit Union full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance with awesome benefits. Management that truly care about employees growth.

    Cons

    No cons to comment on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Photos

South Carolina Federal Credit Union photo of: Have you seen our banner while traveling along I-26?
South Carolina Federal Credit Union photo of: Celebrating our Best Places to Work in SC award for 2019
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South Carolina Federal Credit Union photo of: Our newly renovated financial center in Mt. Pleasant, SC
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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Interviews

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    Branch Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at South Carolina Federal Credit Union (Chapin, SC).

    Interview

    The hiring process of SCFCU is extensive. This tells me they want the “best” candidates to join their company. John Dixon was such a pleasure to speak with. I am thrilled to have this opportunity and to meet team blue!

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Awards & Accolades

  • 2019 Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina, Best Companies Group, 2019
  • Best Credit Unions to Work For, Credit Union Journal, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina, Best Companies Group, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in SC, Best Companies Group, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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