Award for Workplace Excellence

We’ve received many awards over our 70-year history, but this Award is especially meaningful for the Credit Union because it recognizes our Associates’ extreme satisfaction with our culture and organization.”

-    Shruti Miyashiro, President and CEO of Orange County’s Credit Union (2008 Award for Workplace Excellence winner)

The Peter Barron Stark Companies’ Award for Workplace Excellence is a prestigious award given to companies who utilize our employee opinion survey program and exceed an overall favorable response of at least 80%. This award is different from many other workplace awards because it is a true indicator of workplace excellence through employee’s opinions, rather than a tally of votes online. Winners of the Award for Workplace Excellence use this award to advertise their company and to position themselves as an organization that values employee engagement when recruiting, attracting high quality employees who are interested in maintaining workplace excellence.

Congratulations to our Winners!


2014 Winners 

WD-40 Company
Alphatec Spine
Arizona State Credit Union
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
Powder River Energy Corporation

2013 Winners 

American First Credit Union
Columbia Credit Union
DCI Group (Read press release)
H.G. Fenton Company
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
Mission Federal Credit Union
3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Orange County’s Credit Union


2012 Winners (Read the official press release)

Arizona State Credit Union
California Coast Credit Union
DCI Group
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
Nationstar Mortgage
Pacific Marine Credit Union
Watkins Manufacturing
WD-40 Company


Quotes from Past Award Winners

It’s wonderful to know from staffs’ anonymous comments, where we do exceptionally well and where we can improve. Knowing exactly where we need to improve allows us to keep this “top of mind” as it becomes part of strategic plan with everyone and showing how we all are part of that (through actual numbers) makes everyone part of the organization and its success.”

VP HRD, Columbia Credit Union

The information received through the Employee Opinion Survey provided us with a snapshot of the organization, allowing us to clearly and quickly recognize areas of strengths and immediate areas for improvement. Without the survey results, the lengthy, time consuming process of identifying these opportunities may have left us at a disadvantage in the industry.”

EVP/Director of Human Resources, California Bank & Trust

It is truly an honor to receive this award as it speaks to our associate-focused culture. We strive for on-the-job satisfaction and understand the importance of showing associates they are a significant part of the Credit Union’s success. Such an environment, in turn, allows associates to offer members the exemplary customer service that builds long-lasting relationships.”

President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union

Simply asking all employees how they feel about a variety of issues reinforces that we are a company that cares about and values their opinions. The survey offered everyone a confidential way to communicate their feelings. It also gave management a tangible understanding of what we do well and where we can improve. The key is how we’ve acted and will continue to act on the information.”

President and COO, The Green Companies


Many of our Award for Workplace Excellence Winners are using their awards in creative ways that draw high quality employees to their company and gain more exposure for their organization.

Arizona State Credit Union’s press release

Orange County Credit Union’s Wikipedia page