Ascend Federal Credit Union has been recognized by Credit Union Journal as one of the top 50 best credit unions to work for in the United States for the fourth consecutive year. Ascend is the only Middle Tennessee credit union ever recognized and the only Tennessee credit union listed four times since the survey and awards program’s conception in 2014.

To qualify for the Best Credit Unions to Work For, a project done in partnership with Best Companies Group, companies must have a minimum of 25 employees and have been in business for at least one year. The highlights that led to Ascend’s recognition include above average employee compensation, significant 401(k) contributions, superior health insurance coverage and a collaborative, nurturing company culture.

“Taking care of our employees is one of our greatest priorities, and we are happy they see how much they are appreciated,” said Peggy Stubblefield, Ascend senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “Our wages are currently 51 percent above the minimum wage in Tennessee, and last year more than 50 percent of open positions at the credit union were filled by promotion.” 

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