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Smart Financial CU Recognized as Top Company to Work for in Texas
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:55 AM

Only 100 Companies Statewide Received Annual Recognition from Texas Monthly

For the third consecutive year, Houston-based Smart Financial Credit Union was named one of the “Best Companies to Work For in Texas.”

This year, the credit union ranked 12 out of 31 medium employers (100 – 499 employees), improving over last year’s ranking of 23 out of 32 medium employers. The annual list of the top 100 credit unions is a project created in 2006 by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, Texas SHRM, and Best Companies Group.

“We are so thankful for the unwavering support and dedication of our board of directors, employees, and members who made this honor possible,” said Larry Seidl, CEO of Smart Financial Credit Union. 

For more than a decade, the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” has conducted a statewide search to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Texas. Companies must meet the following requirements to be considered for participation:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity
  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Have a facility in the state of Texas
  • Have at least 15 employees working in Texas
  • Be in business a minimum of one year

After qualifying, companies enter into a two-part survey process. The first step evaluates each nominated company's workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices, and demographics. An employee survey is then disseminated among staff that measures the employee experience.

Together, the combined scores determine the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzing the data to determine the final rankings. Rankings were revealed for the first time at the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” event on March 29, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Smart Financial Credit Union, along with the other honorees, was profiled in a special edition of Texas Monthly in April. To view the complete list of 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Texas, click here. For more information on the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas,” visit

About Smart Financial Credit Union
Smart Financial Credit Union has been dedicated to providing superior service to every member since 1934. With 20 locations in Greater Houston, Smart Financial is a state-chartered credit union that is owned and operated by its members. Smart Financial provides a full range of financial services to more than 77,000 members and counting. For more information, please visit or engage with Smart Financial Credit Union on Facebook.