FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® have honored First American Equipment Finance as one of the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces (under 1,000 FTE). This is First American’s sixth time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at 18th place. Earning a spot means that First American is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
The Best Small & Medium WorkplacesTM award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 280,000 current employees. In that survey, 98% of First American’s employees said First American is a great place to work. This number is 39% higher than the average U.S. company.
The Best Small & Medium Workplaces award is highly competitive. Great Place to Work® selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.
“Over the past decade, my colleagues at First American have created an environment where high performers can truly flourish,” said CEO, Alan Sikora. “To sustain our strong culture, colleagues make choices each day to be inclusive, collaborative and genuine. I am incredibly proud of the successful business they continue to build.”
Over the past five years, First American’s new business volume has grown substantially, from $414 million in 2015 to $1.48 billion in 2020. During this time, the company created over 100 new positions at its Rochester, NY headquarters. First American’s vision is to become the Best Company to Work For and the Best Company to Work With.
Additionally, Fortune and Great Place to Work® ranked First American as a Best Workplace for Millennials, a Best Workplace in New York, a Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance, Best for Women, Best for Giving Back and Best for Grads. Energage named First American the #2 Top Workplace in the USA (150-499 FTE) and #1 Top Workplace in Rochester (125-399 FTE) earlier this year. Entrepreneur Magazine named First American a Top Company Culture and Selling Power Magazine named First American among the Best to Sell For. Best Companies Group named First American as the #1 Best Place to Work in New York for the last four years.