WaFd Bank recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Employers 2022

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Washington Federal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAFD) (the “Company”), parent company of Washington Federal Bank “WaFd Bank”, was recognized today as one of America’s Best Employers 2022 by Forbes.

America’s Top Employers 2022 were identified in an independent survey of approximately 60,000 American employees working for companies with more than 1,000 workers in the United States. The rating was based on direct and indirect referrals from respondents who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employer to friends and family.

“We have worked diligently to make WaFd Bank an employer of choice,” said Brent Beardall, President and CEO. “We are truly touched and honored to have been chosen for this national award. We realize that we are only as strong as our colleagues’ commitment to the WaFd Bank team. The strength of WaFd is our people, we really care about our customers and each other. Thank you to our two thousand outstanding employees in the eight western states we serve.

Beardall continued, “What makes WaFd such a great place to work? We take the same long-term perspective with our employees as we do with our customers. Having grown as a community bank for 105 years, we value our employees by investing in a healthy work-life balance, competitive compensation packages, continuous learning opportunities, dynamic and collaborative workspaces, focused on team, hybrid work opportunities, a diverse workforce, transparent senior management, and a mission-driven culture. People love working for WaFd Bank, and it shows.

“I love working for WaFd Bank because of our fantastic management team,” said Jen Peterson, senior vice president of lending operations at downtown Seattle headquarters. Peterson, who has been with the company for 17 years, has transitioned her career from cashier to managing lending operations for the entire company. Peterson continued, “They inspire employees and truly embody the WaFd by saying, ‘Love what you do. Make a difference.’ Due to the ongoing training I received while working for WaFd, I now volunteer as Treasurer for a local non-profit organization that provides resources to homeless community members. I would recommend WaFd Bank to anyone looking for an inclusive and amazing work culture where you can be yourself and really make a difference.

Nevada Retail Division Manager and Senior Vice President Lynn Lundahl wholeheartedly agree. “In my entire banking career, I have never worked with a company as committed as WaFd Bank to the financial success of every customer and the career success of every employee.” Lundahl sees how the company has instilled in every employee the motto “Love what you do and make a difference”. She added: “It’s because of this, she says, that I don’t just work, but live my passion on a daily basis. »

Lisa King, WaFd Bank’s Chief People Officer, encourages people looking to start their banking career or change careers to visit the bank’s careers page to view current job openings.

About WaFd Bank

WaFd is a national bank with headquarters in Seattle, Washington and more than 200 branches in eight western states. To learn more about WaFd Bank, please visit the careers page on our website www.wafdbank.com/about-us/banking-careers.

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