The Boston Globe Names HarborOne Bank a Top Place to Work for 2015

HarborOne Bank has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the eighth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2015 issue was published online at BostonGlobe.com/topplaces on the night of November 12 and in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 15.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—the employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

This year’s ranking marks the seventh straight time that HarborOne Bank has earned “Top 100 Places to Work” honors from the Boston Globe®. President and CEO James W. Blake values employee feedback and personally met with every employee during the financial institution’s 2013 transition to a credit union. HarborOne employees regularly contribute to the bank’s Caring Crew, a program that donates over 3,000 volunteer hours annually to local nonprofits.

“Earning ‘Top Places to Work’ honors is an important recognition of the culture we have worked to create at HarborOne,” said HarborOne Bank President and CEO James W. Blake. “Our employees are the heart of our bank, providing tremendous customer service to our 140,000 customers. As we continue to grow, we are proud to be an institution where men and women are excited to come to work each day.”

HarborOne Bank was ranked 19th in the Large Companies category.

“The success of a company is not only measured by its revenue and profits, but also by the loyalty and satisfaction of its employees,” said Katie Johnston, Boston Globe workplace reporter and Top Places to Work editor. “The winning companies have developed innovative ways to engage and motivate their workers, which often serves as a key factor in innovation and leads to better professional performance.
The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 77,000 individuals at 357 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

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About HarborOne Bank 
With $2 billion in assets, HarborOne Bank is the largest co-operative bank in New England. HarborOne serves the financial needs of consumers, businesses, and municipalities throughout southeastern Massachusetts through its network of 14 full-service branches, two limited service branches, a commercial loan office in Providence, Rhode Island, a residential lending office in Westford, Massachusetts, and 13 free-standing ATMs. The Bank also provides a range of educational services through “HarborOne U,” with classes on small business, financial literacy and personal enrichment at two campuses located adjacent to its Brockton and Mansfield locations. HarborOne is the parent company of Merrimack Mortgage, LLC, a full-service mortgage lender with 34 offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine, and also does business in five additional states.
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