We care about our employees.
With branches in Tucson, Phoenix, San Manuel, Catalina, Casa Grande, and Tombstone, there may be a job opportunity near you.
- 77 – 90% employer-paid medical insurance premiums for employees and dependents
- 401k plan with a 100% employer match on the first 4% of pay, and then a 50% match on the next 4% of pay, as well as an automatic 1% contribution
- 457b & 457f plans
- 100% employer-paid premiums for long-term disability insurance
- 100% employer-paid premiums for life insurance
- An extensive wellness program with biometric screenings, yoga classes, and chair massages
- Tuition reimbursement
- A Learning & Development Department to help our employees continue to grow
We’re “people helping people.”
In the early 1900s, the credit union philosophy, “People Helping People,” was introduced. At Vantage West, we dedicate our work to this mission, and we make it our priority to help people reach their financial goals. Our members are not just account numbers, and our employees are not just a head count. We take pride in building long-term relationships by providing a great place to do business.
But that’s not all…
We give our employees 16 hours of paid leave (per year) to volunteer with community organizations.
Awarded “Best-in-Class® Employer” Two Years in a Row
We’re ranked among the top organizations in the country for having high workplace satisfaction and an actively engaged workforce. In 2013 and in 2014, our high marks earned us “Best-in-Class Employer” awards from Avatar HR Solutions, a leading quality-improvement consulting firm.
Awarded One of the "Best Credit Unions to Work For"
The Best Companies Group (BCG) works with partners around the world to establish lists of the best places to work. Through workplace assessment, utilizing questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. In 2014, BCG and Credit Union Journal named Vantage West one of the top ten best credit unions to work for among its peers.
Awarded one of the "Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions"
According to DepositAccounts.com, we rank among the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America!
Why does this matter?
Deposit Accounts assesses the financial health of all federally insured banks and credit unions in the United States. Considering components like the “Texas Ratio,” deposit growth, and capitalization, Vantage West received an A+ for its overall health!
One of "The Principal® 10 Best Companies"
“The Principal 10 Best Companies” is a national award that recognizes companies that excel at giving their employees a financial edge. In 2012, we were named one of “The Principal 10 Best.”
You’ll fit right in.
We know our employees are a critical investment in our success. We understand that in order to attract and retain qualified employees, it’s important that our team members feel good about their careers.
We believe in a creating & maintaining a culture of accountability. To us, that means…
“A personal choice to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate ownership needed to achieve our Key Results, ‘see it, own it, solve it, do it.'”
What behaviors & cultural beliefs are needed in order to be successful at Vantage West?
- Speak up
- Embrace culture
- Expand boundaries
- Act on fact
- Provide solutions
- Reach out
- Own it
Our history speaks for itself.
We’ve been in Tucson for more than 50 years, and we currently have more than 440 employees. With more than 130,000 members, we are the largest credit union in southern Arizona.
In 2008, we experienced tough financial times – as did many other credit unions. President and CEO, Robert Ramirez, focused on growing revenues by taking care of employees. His goal was to “enhance member value proposition by keeping employees motivated and well-compensated with salary and benefits.” He told employees, “If you take care of members, I’ll take care of you. I won’t touch your salary and benefits.” The employees did just that, and he kept his promise. Vantage West was profitable by 2009, and we have been ever since.