Centier wins national recognition as top workplace

Centier was recognized by American Banker as one of the best banks to work for.

Merrillville-based Centier Bank was named one of the best banks to work for in the country by American Banker Magazine.

“Our community commitment begins with the experiences we provide to our employees,” said Mike Schrage, Centier Bank president and CEO. “Our organization puts family values first and this translates into a unique corporate culture in today’s banking industry.”

The trade publication ranked Centier as No. 5 nationally among banks with between $3 billion and $10 billion in assets, based on third-party assessments by the Best Companies Group, which specializes in workplace rankings.

Best Companies Group surveyed banks across the country, and looked at their workplace policies, practices, and demographics. It ranked Centier high among large community banks for its work-life balance initiatives, wellness amenities, flexible scheduling, day care discounts, senior care benefits, and an on-site health clinic open to all employees with insurance.

“Our annual ranking recognizes the financial institutions that are committed to investing in employees’ job satisfaction, career development and personal growth — a ‘return on assets’ that can be hard to measure by traditional means,” said Marc Hochstein, American Banker editor in chief. “One of the most valuable assets for any organization is the team of people it employs, and banks are no exception.”

Centier is no stranger to top workplace accolades. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has honored it as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana every year since 2007.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.