First PREMIER Bank was named a Best Bank to Work for in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and again in 2020. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, recognizes and honors U.S. banks' outstanding employee satisfaction.
First PREMIER is the only South Dakota bank to appear on the prestigious national list for six consecutive years. Full results of the 2020 program are available on the American Banker website.
First PREMIER Bank President Dave Rozenboom said the designation reflects the bank’s corporate culture and its quality employees.
"We have an incredible team of individuals who embrace what we call the PREMIER Way – our shared vision, views and values. And at the center of this are PREMIER's customers, communities and employees."
For its annual list, American Banker judges financial institutions across the country on corporate culture, employee benefits, financial and physical wellness programs, workplace atmosphere and other set criteria. As part of its 2020 ranking, the publication also asked each financial institution how they kept their employees safe and engaged during the COVID-19 crisis.
Rozenboom said the bank worked closely with local and regional health officials, adopted the Centers for Disease Control guidelines and continued to embrace the PREMIER Way.
“We focused on our core values and the things that are important to us – our customers, communities and employees,” Rozenboom said.
“I am so incredibly proud of our team every year, but this year, I am especially proud of how First PREMIER Bank employees handled the challenges and continued to serve our customers with first-class PREMIER service.”
First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers and do not discriminate minority/sex/disability/vet/any protected status.