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WSECU Overview

Olympia, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1957
Nonprofit Organization
Banks & Credit Unions
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
WSECU is a community credit union offering membership to anyone in Washington State, with a special focus on public employees and others who work to improve their communities.

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Mission: Our Service Promise: We're All In

Company Updates

  • Consumer Reports readers rate WSECU with a score of 93 (the third highest given for credit unions). WSECU is the 12th highest ranked credit union in the nation and the highest on the list from Washington State! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIIrT

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WSECU – Why Work For Us?


A little about us...

WSECU was founded by a small group of Washington State employees in 1957. Today we are a not-for-profit financial cooperative that welcomes and serves those in Washington State  who share the values of giving, sharing and supporting our communities, including our employees.

We're member owned and directed , with an all-volunteer board and our goal is to make life easier by providing quality  financial products at the lowest cost - presented with a level of service unmatched anywhere.

Our financial family includes over 230,000 members and assets of more than $2.4 billion. Strength, integrity and a unshakable commitment to members have helped us grow for more than 50 years.


 

We’re All In!

Finding your niche — something that interests and challenges you while working with a caring team and having the opportunity to learn, excel and advance — makes you want to come to work every day and be part of something bigger. Are we your niche?

What the experience could be for you.

What would it feel like to work at WSECU? It would feel like becoming part of a community where we're all in. A place where we look out for each other because we’re friends, family and neighbors who are connected by shared values. A place when one of us succeeds, we all do.

Sounds pretty good, don’t you think?

How that experience happens:

  • Through a field of membership that welcomes anyone in Washington State who shares in the values of giving and supporting our communities.
  • Making sure employees have the tools they need and empowering them to go above good member service and make it the best personal service for each member.
  • Giving staff paid time away from the credit union to volunteer in the community.
  • Sponsoring and participating in community events around the state to continuously stay involved at both the employee level and the credit union as a whole.

Are You In?

Doing what you love is important. If you’re drawn to a career of helping others, then WSECU could be the perfect fit. Take a look at our current openings and if you see something you like, we encourage you to apply.

Employee Benefits
 

At WSECU, we’re all in when it comes to taking care of our staff. We recognize and value the contributions of each of our employees – not only toward the success of WSECU, but also toward our members’ financial success. We rely on our staff to help us grow and it is our responsibility – and our pleasure – to encourage and ensure a healthy balance of work life and personal life.

We are proud to offer competitive compensation and a benefits package that our employees love. Part-time employees are also eligible for our most valuable benefits.

Your Time – It’s Valuable!

Having a balanced life means spending quality time away from work. That’s why we give our employees time to lead a well-balanced life:

  • 12.5 hours general leave accrual per month in the first year and graduated accrual thereafter
  • 3.5 hours sick leave accrual per month (base level for full-time employees)
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Jury duty, military and bereavement leave

Your Personal Health

Good health is an important part of living a quality life, right? The health of our employees means a great deal to us and that’s why we offer:

  • Comprehensive medical and dental plans (two provider choices and multiple coverage options)
  • Long-Term Disability (company-paid benefit for full-time employees)
  • Long-Term Care (company-paid base plan with buy-up options)
  • Wellness program with incentives
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Onsite fitness center at company headquarters
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Your Financial Health

We believe that being financially healthy both now and in the future just makes sense…especially since we’re a financial institution! Being compensated well for all the effort you put into your job is one part of the equation. Part two is planning for your future, including retirement. Both are equally important and we’re all about helping our employees being financially healthy with:

  • Competitive pay
  • Retirement plan: 401(k) pre-tax and Roth after-tax employee contributions with an 8.5% employer contribution
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (company-paid with as well as optional voluntary coverage)
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Commute Trip Reduction Program for employees at the corporate office that provides financial incentives to those employees who use an alternative mode of transportation as means of getting to work. 

Your Career

We’ve worked hard to cultivate an employee-friendly culture where growth and internal career advancement are encouraged. We support our employees by offering professional development and training opportunities. You’ll discover that our work environment is both professional and comfortable. And yes, that includes a relaxed, business casual dress code. Plus, if you know someone who would love to be all in with the WSECU team, refer them to us for employment and you may receive a $300 bonus!

Welcome to Olympia, Washington! 

We love living and working in Olympia—grand central for our founding members, Washington State employees. We’re lucky to be headquartered in one of America’s most beautiful and fun capital cities. Known for a stable economy, excellent schools and educated community, Olympia is incredibly livable.

Downtown Olympia features historic buildings, quirky local shops, a variety of restaurants and more coffee spots than one could ever hope for! Only 60 miles south of Seattle, we’re close to the action without the traffic and congestion. Getting around is easy, with dedicated bike lanes throughout the city, an accessible bus system and reasonably priced downtown parking (free on the weekends!).

If you’re the outdoorsy type, you couldn’t pick a better spot. Olympia has over 40 public parks and is ideally situated for ocean and mountain lovers alike. Skiing, hiking, kayaking, camping—it’s all within a stone’s throw of the city. More of the indoors type?  Olympia has got you covered there, too. The Olympia Film Society offers up cult classics and indie films, while Harlequin Productions features live theater. Got littles? Olympia is a great place to be a kid! The Hands on Children’s Museum is one of the best in the state. Take in a kid-friendly show at Olympia Family Theater or participate in the annual pet parade. Our year-round farmers market is the second largest in the state with local food, arts, crafts and live music for folks of all ages.

From our main offices in downtown Olympia, you can see Budd Inlet (the southernmost arm of Puget Sound), the Olympic Mountains and majestic Mt. Rainier. On your lunch, you might stroll to one of many local lunch haunts, grab a locally-crafted latte or meander through a community garden.

When you’re off work, enjoying the generous leave we provide (wink!), you’ll have a ton of things to do. For a great resource on local activities, check out this article from ThurstonTalk: Join us in “Oly” and be prepared to stay awhile.

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    Pros

    I have never worked for an employer that values culture as much as WSECU does. They put intentional effort in creating an environment that attracts and keeps employees. My work-life balance in this job is better than I've ever had. I feel more productive and passionate about what I do because I am given the tools and support to do so without unrealistic pressure. I love that we focus on "opportunities" and "next times" rather than failures and mistakes. I never thought I could have so much fun while still being a high producer in my field. Oh, and did I mention the amazing benefits! WOW!!! Let's just say I don't plan on even looking for a different job any time soon. I am still young and could absolutely see myself working for WSECU until retirement.

    Cons

    WSECU is progressive in its field. I love that; however, this can come with aspects like change, trying new things, stretching out of your box, etc. However, I feel like WSECU manages these items very well and I appreciate being part of an organization that is working to be on the cutting edge of its field.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate that my leader takes time for me, has an open-door policy and actively works with me to coordinate professional development activities.

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WSECU Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at WSECU in December 2017.

    Interview

    First interview is a phone interview with the recruiter. They asked some basic questions about experience. Next was an in person interview with the hiring manager. I found this process very relaxed and easy going. Basic interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you did not agree with feedback about your performance and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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WSECU Awards & Accolades

  • Distinguished Credit Union of the Year for Highest Co-Worker Survey Ratings, People Perspectives, 2017
  • Largest Corporate Donor in the Puget Sound, Bloodworks Northwest, 2017
  • Spirit of Giving Award, United Way, 2017
  • Innovation Award for the Virtual Infrastructure Project, Cuna Technology Council, 2016
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