Best Places to Work in ME 2020 – Downeast Credit Union

Best Places to Work in ME 2020

Posted on October 2, 2020 | Latest News

Downeast Credit Union was recently named as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 84 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 employees working in Maine;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Maine; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

    Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

    “Being selected as a Best Place to Work in Maine for all four years we have applied is a remarkable achievement,” states DECU vice president of human resources, Donna Cochran. “Knowing that a majority of the selection process is based on our Team Member’s satisfaction at work, we consider this designation an extraordinary acknowledgement.”

    Downeast Credit Union will be recognized in the October 19th edition of Mainebiz where the rankings will be released for the first time.

    The BPTW awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 717-323-5237. For more information on Downeast Credit Union, contact us at 800.427.1223.

    Photo caption:  Downeast Credit Union team and Board members were honored in Augusta on October 3rd for achieving the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine designation.  (l to r) Tonia L., Kristie L., Morgan W., Gerry C., Lisa P., Regina G., Janet C., Mason P., Christine C., Stacy J., Joe M., Nikki S., Matt F., Ashley G., Joe M., Dawn L., Melanie N., Donna C., Bette T., and Bob P.