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SeaComm named one of 2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York


MASSENA — SeaComm Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York by the Best Companies Group. SeaComm was among the award winners in the small/medium category with 15 to 249 employees.

“This is the fourth year we’ve been on the list. We’re pretty proud of it,” President and CEO Scott A. Wilson said.

He said 60 companies were on the list, with many of them from New York City.

What makes the recognition unique, the bank says, is that it’s driven by surveys completed by the credit union’s employees. The voluntary 80-question survey is conducted by Best Companies Group, an independent firm that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment in the state based on employee satisfaction, as well as workplace practices and policies. The survey includes questions in areas such as leadership, pay and benefits.

“The survey is independent. Each employee has the ability to participate in the survey,” Mr. Wilson said. “When they broke it down, are they willing to give extra effort to make the company succeed, 99 percent said, ‘Yes, I am.’”

The number of employees taking the survey has risen from 59 percent the first year to 89 percent this year, he said.

“The bottom line is you expose yourself to the fact that you want to know what employees think about you,” he said.

He praised his employees.

“The bottom line for me is the company is successful because I have good employees. If I have good employees, they’re taking care of the membership. Therefore, my job is to focus on my employees,” he said. “The message is as the CEO I’m not the most important person in the organization. My employees are.”

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