Olympia Federal Savings was named one of the top 5 companies in Seattle Business Magazine’s annual Top 100 Places to Work alongside companies such as Hulu, GoDaddy and Zillow. Oly Fed was honored at an event on June 22 in Seattle. This marks the third year they have made the list, each time placing higher than before. Last year they were a top 10 company and now they’ve landed in the top five.
“We are being recognized with some of these major national and international companies and that’s a really big deal for us. We are proud to be a part of the list,” says Aaron Myers, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Olympia Federal Savings. “We have a lot of pride in working here and this just validates that we are doing things right.”
Seattle Business Magazine rates companies based on employee responses to an in-depth survey that includes ten categories. The ten categories are benefits, communication, corporate culture, hiring/retention, executive leadership, performance standards, responsibilities/decision making, awards/recognition, training/education, and workplace environment.
Myers says the “innovative” part of the Oly Fed legacy is that from the very beginning they “put people first.” That has not changed in the 110 years they been in business. This includes employees and customers. “It’s always been the belief that if you treat people right and do the right thing you will be successful in business and so that’s how we operate,” Myers adds.
“This award speaks a lot about not just our company, but Thurston and Mason Counties as a whole,” Ryan Betz, marketing and public relations manager says. “There is definitely a high quality of life here with a thriving local economy and great community leadership. So, when a company like ours is recognized, it’s a reflection of what’s happening on a bigger level in our region, and we are honored to be a part of that.”