American Banker has published its first-ever list of the "Best Banks to Work For," and none of them has branches in Western New York.
The closest bank to Buffalo was Elmira Savings Bank, which was ranked No. 19 among 28 banks with under $3 billion in assets. (American Banker also ranked four banks with assets between $3 billion and $10 billion, and three with more than $10 billion, for a total of 35.) Tops among the banks with under $3 billion was First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pascagoula-Moss Point, in Mississippi. It has just 54 employees.
American Banker conducted its study in conjunction with the Best Companies Group. To come up with the rankings, the Best Companies Group reviewed employer reports on benefits and policies, along with employee surveys.
If WNY banks are feeling left out, American Banker is already inviting banks to consider applying for next year's edition.
-- Matt Glynn