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Compeer Financial, Normal, IL

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Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. We provide loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America.

With 1,300 dedicated team members serving approximately 70,500 member-owners, we offer specialized expertise and personalized service regardless of the size of the farm, the type of crop grown or the livestock raised. Our services are provided with convenience in mind, through visits to fields, barns and homes, or by maximizing technology to make the most of every hour in every day.

Compeer Financial regularly collaborates with others who are also dedicated to agriculture and rural America. Our in-house specialists participate in conversations that extend beyond our service area, providing formal and informal insight on topics pertinent to all industries, including dairy, swine, grain and renewable energy.

With $23.4 billion in total assets, Compeer Financial is one of the largest cooperatives in the Farm Credit System. This nationwide network of lending institutions supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.

Q: What has your company done during the pandemic to maintain your company culture?

A: Compeer Financial has focused on staying agile and flexible throughout this pandemic. For several months, all of our team members have worked remotely. It is not uncommon for our team members to have kids or dogs as co-workers!

Our organization knew that the transition to working from home could be tough, so all team members received a $500 stipend to assist with new expenses. We also sent a care package of goodies to all team members' homes as a thank you.

Today, team members have the flexibility they need to balance work and their personal lives, with the option to come in to the office or continue to work from home as the position allows.

Compeer Financial has taken the opportunity to learn from the global pandemic, and our culture continues to evolve as a great place to work as a result.

Q: What makes your company a great place to work?

A: Compeer Financial combines strong-rooted values and up-to-the-minute culture, making us a unique place to work. But we like being different. As our team engagement and satisfaction ratings and workplace survey standings attest, our team members like it too.

Compeer team members are the foundation to our success. We understand when our team is taken care of, they take care of business. We've created a culture that values authentic connections, flexible work arrangements, growth and development opportunities, and the ability for team members to make a real impact and support the communities we serve.