FORTUNE and Great Place to Work have honored First American Equipment Finance as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in New York™. This is First American’s sixth consecutive year being named to this distinguished list, this year coming in fifth place in the small & medium category (10-999 FTE).
This year’s Best Workplaces in New York award is based on employee feedback collected through the country’s largest ongoing annual workforce study. The study captures 1 million employee survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million U.S. employees. In that survey, 98% of First American’s colleagues said First American is a great place to work. This number is 41% higher than the average U.S. company.
The Best Workplaces in New York list 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.
“We are honored to be part of this prestigious list for the sixth consecutive year,” said CEO, Alan Sikora. “My colleagues are some of the most ambitious people I have ever met. Their ambition goes well beyond their day-to-day roles and ultimately, their commitment to each other drives the award-winning culture we have today.”
Over the past five years, First American’s new business volume has grown substantially, from $606 million in 2016 to $1.38 billion in 2021. During this time, the company created 90 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.
In 2021, First American also ranked as a Best Workplace for Parents™, Best Workplace for Millennials™, a Best Small Medium Workplace™, and a Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance™. Additionally, Best Companies Group named First American as the #1 Best Company to Work For in New York (250+ FTE) earlier this year. Energage named First American the #1 Top Mid-Size Workplace in Rochester (125-399 FTE) and the #29 on the Top Workplace in the USA list (150-499 FTE). Selling Power Magazine named First American among the Best to Sell For in 2021.