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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 not-for-profit cooperative credit union. We offer a complete range of financial services designed to help our members get to where they want to be in life. We’re known for our empathy and problems-solving skills when it comes to serving our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    To acknowledge the extraordinary work of our employees during the pandemic both in branches and in new work-at-home situations, we offered all of them several days of special “Me Time” leave. The time off gives people a chance to relax, set work and worries aside and just focus on taking care of themselves and those they love. This is just one way we are supporting our employees during these challenging times.

  • WSECU recently transitioned to a new President & CEO. Gary Swindler, who has been with the credit union for over 30 years, was selected to succeed Kevin Foster-Keddie, who retired after 20 years of outstanding leadership. We’re proud and excited to have one of our own guiding us into the future.

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WSECU – Why Work With Us?


A little about us...

WSECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative founded by a small group of Washington State employees in 1957. Today we welcome and are open to serve all in Washington State.

As a credit union, we are member-owned with an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Our purpose is to make the lives of our members easier with financial services that best meet their needs and to offer support through every stage of life. 

Our credit union family includes over 270,000 members and assets of more than $3 billion. Our commitment to our members and a long-standing reputation for fostering a culture of caring keeps us going strong after 60+ years.

 

On the hunt for the career that interests and challenges you? One that makes you want to come to work every day and help others reach and maintain a healthy financial lifestyle? One that offers the kind of environment that gives you the chance to learn, excel and advance? If so, we could be the perfect fit.

The Experience

How does it feel to work at WSECU? Here are some words that employees have used to describe it:

  • "Fantastic culture with room for growth."
  • "WSECU truly cares about its employees."
  • "People focused, amazing benefits and competitive wages. Family-type environment."
  • "Upbeat and supportive culture."

How it Happens

  • Giving employees the tools they need and empowering them to make it the best personal service for each member.
  • Paid volunteer leave so every employee can spend time in our communities.
  • Sponsoring and participating in community events around the state to stay involved at both the employee level and the credit union as a whole.

Do What You Love

If you’re drawn to the type of work that focuses on helping others, we might have just what you’re looking for. And we’d love to meet you. Take a look at our current openings and if you see something you like, hit the apply button.

Employee Benefits
 
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.

Time Away

  • 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
  • 1 personal holiday a year
  • Jury duty, military and bereavement leave

A Healthy Outlook

  • 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)

Financial Stability

  • 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. 

A Culture of Caring

We have an established 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 our work environment is both professional and comfortable. And yes, that includes a relaxed, business-casual dress code and jeans every Friday. Plus, if you have friends or relatives who would enjoy being part of the WSECU team, refer them to us for employment and you may receive a $400 bonus!

Welcome to Olympia, Washington! 

We’re lucky to be headquartered in one of America’s most beautiful and unique capital cities. Known for a stable economy, excellent schools and educated community, Olympia is incredibly livable. Only 60 miles south of Seattle, we’re close to the action without the traffic and congestion.

From our main offices in downtown Olympia, you can see Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and majestic Mt. Rainier. Downtown Olympia features historic buildings, quirky local shops, restaurants and coffee spots – all of which are easily walkable. If you’re the outdoorsy type, Olympia has over 40 public parks and is ideally situated for ocean and mountain lovers alike. 

There are also plenty of year-round activities and events to enjoy – check out this article from ThurstonTalk. 

Join us in Oly and stay awhile!

 

WSECU Reviews

  • "Great place to work"

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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at WSECU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    WSECU and the board cares about both the employees and members. Amazing benefits, vacation accruals and the caring family atmosphere is great!

    Cons

    long tenured employees so not always opportunity to advance

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WSECU Photos

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WSECU photo of: We selected utility bill assistance as our focus for GivingTuesday this year to support families experiencing hardship.
WSECU photo of: We selected utility bill assistance as our focus for GivingTuesday this year to support families experiencing hardship.
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WSECU Interviews

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    Learning and Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olympia, WA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at WSECU (Olympia, WA) in May 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a call to schedule a phone screening with the hiring manager.

    The phone call was about 30 minutes with very stereo-typical basic interview questions (strength/weakness )--which was really strange considering that the hiring manager described herself as an "out-of-the-box" person/leader. Maybe these questions are considered radical in the finance world, but I didn't realize people even asked these questions anymore in the PNW.

    I didn't really feel a good connection, so I probably wouldn't have moved forwards anyway but it must have been mutual because I received a generic rejection email two days later. At least the process was quick and easy.

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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
  • Innovation Award for the Virtual Infrastructure Project, Cuna Technology Council, 2016
  • Spirit of Giving Award, United Way, 2017
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