Awards and Recognition at Golden 1 Credit Union

Golden 1 Credit Union is proud of our achievements and strives every day to be better than the day before. We do it because we care about our members and our endeavor to be a trusted leader in bringing them value and unbeatable service.

Year after year, we continue to be rated the best credit union from various publications. We’ve also received accolades and first place honors from the Sacramento Workplace Excellence Leader (SWEL) Awards, as well acknowledgment and honorable mention from charities and non-profits, including the United Way, Children’s Miracle Network, and Volunteer Center of Sacramento–just to name a few.

2016

  • Businesswoman of the Year – Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce: Donna Bland, President and CEO, Golden 1
  • Credit Union, 2016
  • Best Cash Back Card for Groceries – Magnify Money, 2016
  • Best Cash Back Card for Dining Out – Magnify Money, 2016
  • Outstanding Regional Contribution, Greater Sacramento Economic Council
  • Best Credit Union, Auburn Journal, 2016
  • Best Bank or Credit Union, Lincoln News Messenger, 2016
  • Best Credit Union, Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune, 2016
  • Best Credit Union, Santa Barbara News-Press, 2016
  • Best Bank, Best of Elk Grove, 2016
  • Best Mortgage Company, Best of Elk Grove, 2016

2015

  • Best in Class: Innovation – VISA Debit Processing Service Client Achievement Award, 2015
  • Gold Award: Comprehensive Campaign – Marketing Association of Credit Unions, 2015
  • Diamond Award: Brand Awareness – Credit Union National Association, 2015
  • Best Bank – Best of Elk Grove, 2015
  • Best Credit Union – Best of Yolo, readers, 2015
  • Best Bank – Best of Best, The Placer Herald, 2015
  • Favorite Credit Union – Style Magazine (Folsom & El Dorado Hills) readers, 2015

2014

  • Best Credit Union – Folsom Telegraph readers, 2014
  • Best Bank – Best of Elk Grove, 2014
  • Best Bank/Credit Union – The Placer Herald (Rocklin & Loomis) readers, 2014
  • Golden Bear Award, Friends of the California State Fair, 2014
  • Best Credit Union – Roseville Press readers, 2014
  • Best Credit Union – Auburn Journal readers, 2014
  • Best Credit Union – Village Life (El Dorado Hills) readers, 2014

2013

  • CCUL The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, 2013
  • Favorite Credit Union – Style Magazine (Roseville/Granite Bay/Rocklin) readers, 2013
  • Best Credit Union – Folsom Telegraph readers, 2013
  • Best Bank/Credit Union – Lincoln News Messenger readers, 2013
  • Best Credit Union – Roseville Press Tribune readers, 2013
  • Best Credit Union – Auburn Journal readers, 2013
  • Best Credit Union – Village Life (El Dorado Hills) readers, 2013
  • Best Credit Union – Santa Barbara News-Press readers, 2013
  • Best Bank/Credit Union – Turlock Journal readers, 2013
  • Best Credit Union – The Davis Enterprise readers, 2013

2012

  • Sacramento Workplace Excellence Leader Award 2011
  • Best Bank/Credit Union – Turlock Journal readers, 2012
  • Best Credit Union – Auburn Journal readers, 2012
  • Best Credit Union – Roseville Press Tribune readers, 2012
  • Best Credit Union – Santa Barbara News-Press readers, 2012
  • Best Credit Union – The Davis Enterprise readers, 2012
  • Best Credit Union – Village Life (El Dorado Hills) readers, 2012
  • CCUL The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, 2012
  • CCUL The Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility Award of Merit, Honorable Mention,

2012

  • CUNA Experience Learning Live (ELLy) Chi Pi Delta Award, 2012
  • Favorite Credit Union – Style Magazine (Folsom/El Dorado Hills) readers, 2012
  • Favorite Credit Union – Style Magazine (Roseville/Granite Bay/Rocklin) readers, 2012
  • Sacramento Workplace Excellence Leader (SWEL) Award, 1st Place, 2012

2011

  • Named #1 in Customer Experience – Prime Performance California Bank and Credit Union Survey, 2011
  • Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors (ACUIA) Internal Auditor of the Year Award, 2011
  • ACUIA Internal Audit Best Practice Award, 3rd place, 2011
  • Best Credit Union – Village Life (El Dorado Hills) readers, 2011
  • Best Bank – Best of Elk Grove, 2011
  • Best Credit Union – Auburn Journal readers, 2011
  • Best Credit Union – Roseville Press Tribune readers, 2011
  • Best Credit Union – Folsom Telegraph readers, 2011
  • Best Practices: Community Outreach – Credit Union Journal
  • Exceptional Community Support Award – People Helping People, Community Services Planning Council
  • Favorite Credit Union – Style Magazine (Roseville/Granite Bay/Rocklin) readers, 2011
  • California Credit Union League’s 2011 Community Outreach Award, 1st place
  • CCUL The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, 2011
  • CCUL The Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility Award of Merit, 2011
  • Credit Union Partners in Education (CUPIE) Speech Contest, 2nd place, 2011
  • Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Award, 2011

2010

  • Volunteer Center of Sacramento, Corporate Volunteerism Honorable Mention Award
  • CUNA Experience Learning Live (ELLy) Training Champion of the Year Merit Award
  • Best Credit Union – Village Life (El Dorado Hills) readers, 2010
  • Named to Style Magazine’s – Readers’ Choice Award “Favorite Local Bank” list, 2010
  • American Heart Association – Gold Start! Fit-Friendly Company, 2010
  • Named to Training Magazine’s “Training Top 125” list, 2010
A Career You Can Be Proud Of

As the leading credit union in California, and the sixth largest credit union in the United States serving more than 900,000 members—our employees are vital to our success. We’re a dynamic, innovative, and caring organization that has put members first since 1933 by delivering value, convenience, and exceptional service. We have more than 1,600 employees, and we offer talented and hard-working individuals competitive compensation and benefits, along with opportunities for professional development and advancement.

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