ELKINS — Citizens Bank of West Virginia has claimed another top national ranking, with the recent announcement that the bank has ranked No. 7 as one of the country’s Best Banks to Work For by American Banker magazine and Best Companies Group.
The bank moved up 12 spaces in 2023 on the leaderboard, ranking No. 19 in 2022 on the prestigious list.
Each year, participating financial institutions with at least 50 employees are evaluated on their workplace practices and policies. Additionally, employees are surveyed to assess overall workplace attitudes and experiences. Combined scores determine the final best banks ranking.
“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top banks to work for in the nation, and we take immense pride in ensuring that Citizens Bank provides a great workplace for our employees,” said Citizens
President & CEO Nathaniel S. Bonnell. “The results speak volumes to our management quality, excellent benefits and overall culture. We truly care about all our employees, their careers, their families, and their workplace happiness.
“To have our employees report favorably about their work environment and how they feel valued as members of our team is extremely gratifying. We are incredibly proud of our employees and the superior service they provide for our customers and communities.”
Bonnell further stated that employee happiness and a rewarding work environment also translates into positive bank performance.
“We know that how you treat your staff influences their work and is clearly
a testament to all the accolades Citizens has received this year — nationally, regionally, and locally.”
Citizens Bank was named Newsweek’s 2023 Best Small Bank in West Virginia, 2023 Top 200 Community Bank, 2023 Small Business Administration (SBA) WV Community Lender of the Year, 2023 ICBA Top Consumer/Mortgage Lender, and The Inter-Mountain’s 2023 People’s Choice Best Bank.