Kitsap Bank named as finalist as one of Washington’s best workplaces
July 17, 2009 · 11:44 AM
Kitsap Bank has been named as one of the finalists for Washington’s Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The program was launched in 2007 to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of employees. After an extensive and rigorous process, which included the completion of surveys by nominee-company employees across the state, workplaces in four different categories have been identified as Washington’s best, based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies. In total, 66 companies have made the grade as finalists (65 spots with one tie). Kitsap Bank is among one of 20 finalists in the large company category.
The bank employs 250 people and operates 24 locations throughout five counties in Western Washington.
“We are pleased to be named one of Washington’s Best Workplaces,” said James Carmichael, Kitsap Bank President and CEO, “When you join Kitsap Bank as an employee, you become part of the Kitsap Bank family. It is not unusual for our employees to spend upwards of 20 or 30 years with us — a true testament to the organization’s commitment to its employees and its rich history as the community’s financial partner.”