United Bank has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of Alabama’s Best Companies to Work For by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group.
United Bank is committed to giving its employees a supportive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. The company offers their employees benefits such as a 401(k) match and a profit-sharing contribution, in addition to tuition reimbursement and continuing education for those seeking certification in a specialized area, such as commercial lending, marketing or compliance.
This year, the survey included additional questions regarding communications and confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of the company’s officers and staff, several programs were initiated including work from home options, Telehealth medical support and a one-time grant to employees for reasonable or necessary expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, United Bank supports military veterans and encourages opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists and veterans. Each year, United Bank’s Human Resources personnel participate in the Alabama Career Center System Veterans Job Expo for Baldwin County where they have the opportunity to engage with area veterans who are entering the workforce.
A recurring comment made by employees participating in the survey was the overall encouragement to give personal time and effort back to our local communities. United Bank employees volunteer hours to a wide variety of worthy organizations such as Feeding the Gulf Coast and local food pantries. They also work in the community to help promote financial literacy for adults and help educate the younger generation to create smart, financially savvy individuals.
“We call our mission driven purpose Doing Well by Doing Good. When you can have an alignment of purpose and strategy that produces positive results to our shareholders, and our communities, it helps you come to work every day realizing that you are making a difference in doing something truly untraditional in a very traditional industry,” Robert R. Jones, III, president and CEO of United Bank President, said.
The company has a multi-bottom line focusing on strong financial performance, economic and community development. Publicly traded under the stock ticker UBAB, United Bancorporation has built a legacy leading to growth and expansion for more than a century. Maintaining a number two market share in the markets served, United Bank is routinely recognized as one of America’s strongest banks driving economic development throughout the state. Through New Markets Tax Credits, United Bank and UB Community Development have pioneered community development in communities throughout Alabama, Florida and surrounding areas, bringing new industries, jobs, and service to communities.
United Bank ranked ninth for the small to medium-sized companies receiving the honor. The actual rankings were revealed in the publication of the September 2020 issue of Business Alabama.