TruStone Financial Makes List of Best Credit Unions to Work For

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (September 25, 2018) Credit Union Journal, a leading publication in the credit union industry, has named TruStone Financial one of the “Best Credit Unions to Work For” for the fourth time in five years. Credit Union Journal partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent third-party research firm, to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.

This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit unions. The 2018 list is made up of 50 credit unions. The full list of “Best Credit Unions to Work For” is featured at

“I’m proud to work with our management team to establish and maintain a culture that is reflected by the very high marks our employees give in engagement surveys like this,” says Gary Maki, Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for TruStone Financial. “We all work hard to provide a supportive, engaging and challenging environment so our outstanding employees can best serve the needs of our members.”

Participating credit unions had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 25 employees working in the U.S.
  • Be in business a minimum of one year
  • Be in one of the following categories based on asset size: Over $1 billion, $500M-$1B, $200M-$500M or Under $200M

TruStone Financial belongs to the category of credit unions with assets over $1 billion.

The selection of the “Best Credit Unions to Work For” involved a two-step process. The first step consisted of evaluating each participating credit union’s workplace policies, practices and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of employee surveys that assessed the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the best credit unions and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, and they also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

For more information on the Best Credit Unions to Work For program, visit

About TruStone Financial

TruStone Financial is Minnesota’s third largest credit union with assets of $1.34 billion. There are 14 branches across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The credit union is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. For more information and full membership criteria, visit