FORTUNE: Best Places


FORTUNE: Best Places

FAIRPORT, NY – [February 18, 2015] – First American Equipment Finance has been named to the new “Great Rated! People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services,” listing by and  See the full ranking here.

The 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services is a national “best of the best” ranking.  More than 34,300 financial services employees completed a 58-question survey regarding how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace.  This data resulted in a total score for each company, which was based entirely upon employee feedback.  The 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services ranking includes 10 companies with 1,000 or more employees and 10 companies with fewer than 1,000 companies.  First American has approximately 140 employees and was ranked #3 in its category.

“It’s an honor to be named to this exclusive list of the top 20 places to work in financial services in the U.S.,” said President Alan Sikora.  “In these rapidly changing times, it has never been more important to hire the best and brightest talent and empower each individual to influence the strategy and vision of the organization.  We owe all our success to the outstanding First American professionals that care so deeply about our customers and our business.”

The results of the First American survey are listed below.  The numbers reflect the percentage of positive responses from employees.  First American employees ranked the company with a:


+   95% Credibility ranking

+   94% Respect ranking

+   93% Fairness ranking

+   96% Pride ranking

+   98% Camaraderie ranking

+   96% said “This is a Great Place to Work”


This honor follows First American’s 4th consecutive annual recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in New York State.  In the past three years, First American was ranked #1, #5, and #2, respectively in the New York State survey. “This most recent, national recognition by is a great honor for First American,” said Sikora. 

About First American Equipment Finance

First American Equipment Finance d/b/a First American Commercial Bancorp, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Los Angeles, CA headquartered City National Bank, a highly respected business bank with more than U.S.$32 billion in assets.  First American is one of the 100 largest commercial equipment finance companies in the U.S., and serves corporate and non-profit clients in all 50 states.  First American was recognized eight times on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 listing of the fastest growing private companies in the United States before being acquired by the publicly held City National Corporation on April 30, 2012.

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