Working at First West
Your employee experience
Elevate your career doing things that matter
Exceed the limits of what you thought was possible and bring out your full potential. Inspire yourself with purpose and create new possibilities—for your future, for the lives of others and for the communities you’re part of.
Lift your community
Through our social vision, Lead Well, you can contribute your knowledge and skills to positively impact our communities. In fact, we’ll provide you up to three paid days off each year for your volunteer endeavors.
Make local decisions
You can make a powerful impact on the financial lives of our members. It’s why we believe in local decision making. We seek your opinion and empower you to deliver an unrivaled member experience.
Your total rewards
A total rewards philosophy that stands out
Employee banking advantages
Positive work environments
Award-winning training programs
Total employee rewards
Socially conscious perks
Communities you care about
Award-winning certification programs
Our role-specific training provides you with the resources and learning opportunities you need to succeed in your role. We empower you to continuously develop new skills through in-house programs that are inclusive and accessible—leveraging supportive technology—or by providing funding for external learning experiences.
A thoughtful approach to learning
Learning is not a one-time event. It happens in the classroom, with peers and on the job. This is why we approach learning through the 70-20-10 model which emphasizes the combined importance of formal training (10%), social learning (20%) and experiential, on-the-job experiences (70%).
Equity, inclusion & diversity
A commitment to equity, inclusion & diversity
We believe in cultivating an environment in which every employee, member and community partner is valued for their uniqueness. We’ve challenged ourselves to move beyond aspiration towards genuine commitment by providing ongoing training for all employees, leaders and our board of directors. We’re also enabling a cross-functional workgroup and fostering affinity groups that bring together those wishing to effect change and elevate marginalized groups by removing barriers and better understanding their lived experiences.