Coast Capital corporate culture nets top 10 distinction

Local credit union also picked up the honour in 2011

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union’s corporate culture has once again been named one of the 10 most admired in Canada.

Waterstone Human Capital conducted the annual evaluation of workplace cultures in organizations across the country.

The credit union, which was also a winner in 2011, has been recognized in the firm’s mid-market category.

“Coast Capital’s employee promise is to change the way our 1,600 employees feel about work, forever, and this recognition shows we’re delivering on this commitment,” said Don Coulter, the new president and CEO for the B.C.-based credit union.

He was appointed to the role last month (Nov. 25) after serving in an interim capacity.

“We know that a strong corporate culture translates into a better service experience for our members, because happy employees provide an exceptional member experience.”

“The culture at Coast Capital is truly about changing the way Canadians feel about banking forever. There is incredible pride in the company, which sets them apart from traditional financial services organizations,”  said Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone and chair of the Canada’s 10 program.

“We strive to be one of the leading choices for Canadian job seekers, whether they are senior-level executives or just starting off in their careers,” said Coulter.

“We know one of the factors candidates look for in deciding between opportunities is corporate culture and that certainly was the case when I came to Coast Capital nearly six years ago. We offer a culture that allows our employees to contribute to our success, to grow with us, and have a voice in the direction and future of our organization. This award provides affirmation that, as a team, we have something pretty special here at Coast Capital and we are very proud of that.”