This year, an employee described BECU as a “destination employer,” which can be defined as a thriving, desirable workplace offering a compelling mission. A place where employees might even appreciate Mondays.
So it’s no surprise that this year, we welcomed 545 new employees to our unique, values-based culture that includes a commitment to their financial health and overall well-being. Our 2,200+ employees are BECU’s greatest asset.
Hard to believe I started at BECU 20 years ago today. So grateful to have been part of the incredible journey we’ve been on to get to where we are today. Looking forward to many more years and growth with this awesome family!” —Melissa V.V., BECU employee
Cultivating a Culture of Wellness
We invest in each employee’s mental, physical and financial health through 401(k) matches, education reimbursement, flexible schedules, ORCA card discounts, a robust health insurance plan, on-site fitness and subsidized gym dues.
We’re always expanding and tailoring benefits, too. Among the 2019 benefits of BECU employment:
Employees with smart financial habits are better resources for their families, fellow BECU members and the wider community. So in 2019, we began offering four hours of community time off (CTO) for employees to focus on their own financial health.
Those four hours could be spent scheduling a Financial Health Check, enrolling in a financial education webinar or investigating our assistance loans. In 2019, employees could also sign up with our pilot from SaverLife, a nonprofit organization gamifying online savings, through matching dollars.
New-Parent Paid Leave
BECU is much like a (very) large family, but we also want to give our employees’ families a great start. This year, eligible employees received 100% of regular base pay for up to 12 weeks for births, adoptions and foster child placement, for delivering and non-delivering parents.
Employee Resource Groups
At BECU, we believe a robust workforce is one that feels confident in authenticity, diversity and belonging. Toward that end, we encourage everyone–part-time and full-time, employees and leaders–to apply for councils and join resource groups.
Our BILD Council is focused on “belonging, inclusion, and leveraging differences,” or BILD. Employees make a one-year commitment to attend monthly meetings. Our balanced and diverse council offers critical perspectives on BILD programs.
It is an honor to serve on the BILD council and to be given an opportunity to contribute to building an environment where employees not only accept, but seek and leverage differences.” —Aman J., BECU employee and BILD Councilmember
In 2019, our Women’s Leadership Group kicked off with 16 aspiring BECU council leaders who brought together nearly 100 employees to learn from and champion one another, while fostering a strong internal female leadership pipeline. Monthly meetings offer opportunities to hear from guest speakers, discuss leadership and personal development topics, and engage in volunteer opportunities.