At American Bankers Association, 76 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 254 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.68. It was published on Dec 12, 2017. 6565 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked American Bankers Association to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

The ABA is the united voice of America’s bankers - small, regional and large employing more than 2 million people, hold nearly $17 trillion in assets, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans.    

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, 20036 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 340 US Revenues: $128.7 million
Worldwide Revenues: $128.7 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1875

ABA Employees honor Veterans on Veterans Day

Perks and Programs

We asked American Bankers Association to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • 529 Savings Plan and welcome new baby kit: The 529 Benefit Plan Contribution policy has been established to support families’ financial wellness by contributing towards the new child's education fund. This $1,000 contribution is a one-time benefit for each birth and adopted child. Parents also receive an ABA branded baby onesie that reads “Investing in Your Future.”
  • Flexible Work Schedules: ABA recognizes how flexible work arrangements play an important role in supporting an employee's ability to balance diverse needs, as well as provide potential business benefits. We offer a variety of alternative work arrangements such as teleworking and adjusted work schedules, subject to position and business need.
  • ABA University: Formal learning and “development for all” program that focuses on creating a culture where employees collaborate, are accountable and are motivated to learn, recognizing: •Different learning styles •Individual performance •Personal motivation •Career aspirations •Development of self •Development of others Employees have access to over 500 courses through a newly branded Learning Management System including instructor led and online.
  • ABA Task Force Program: The banking industry faces extraordinary challenges and opportunities over the next several years -- not the least of which are rapid consolidation, the evolution of financial technologies ("fintech") and the shifting demographics that already are reshaping banks' customer base.How well banks -- and ABA -- respond to these challenges will profoundly affect the industry. Community banks, in particular, are looking to their trade associations for solutions and help in navigating these uncertain times.To ensure ABA fulfills our mission of helping our members succeed, and to make the most of the vast expertise in this building, cross functional and departmental staff task forces were asked to creatively explore ways ABA can serve the industry in these critical areas.
  • Transportation Program: Pre-tax commuter option  for parking and use of Metro's Smart Benefits
  • Member Thank You Tour: The ABA Thank You Tour program provides an opportunity for staff to visit ABA member banks while vacationing or on business travel. The goal is simple: to enhance the ongoing outreach efforts of ABA's membership team by helping to increase our presence in the market place. Upon completing a visit staff will be awarded 4 hours of annual leave
  • Transportation stipend program: Monthly transportation stipend in the amount of $60 to help offset monthly commuting costs.
  • Jeans Friday: All staff are allowed to wear jeans on Friday unless meeting with bankers or other visitors to ABA.
  • Acupuncture: Included in ABA health plan coverage
  • Professional Development: ABA pays for professional certifications, continuing education credits, seminars and conferences as appropriate for position and career growth opportunities. Employees may receive tuition assistance up to $10,000 annually for approved undergraduate degree programs and courses or $20,000 annually for approved graduate degree programs or individual courses. ABA also offers in-house skills training for all employees.


80% Company-paid health coverage for employees 80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
80% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 22 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$4,453 Average Tuition Reimbursement $10,000 Student loan debt repayment
ABA Employees collect over 200 gifts for Salvation Army Angel Tree holiday outreach event.


26 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
8 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment 26 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Onsite Amenities (Onsite fitness center, yoga classes, coffee and condiments, annual flu shots and biometric screenings.)


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
90 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

15 hours Paid time off to volunteer $300,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$29,923 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program


  • Chief Human Resources Officer oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

ABA Staff members gearing up to work at ABA's Bank Marketing conference


Our CEO addressing students through our Teach Children to Save program

How to Get Hired

We asked American Bankers Association for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

ABA looks for individuals who are adaptable, innovative and thoughtful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can follow us on LinkedIn or other social media channels for up-to-date information about the organization and present a strong and thoughtful application when applying for roles at ABA. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

ABA is seeking high-potential talent that can develop into tomorrow’s leaders and support growth across teams.  There is also a focus in enhancing people management skills across the organization.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates are welcome to review ABA’s website to learn more about the organization, the services we offer to our members and our mission in serving the banking industry.  Additionally, LinkedIn and other social media channels provide further insight into what it is like to work at ABA.  For instance, Talent Tuesdays, a weekly LinkedIn post, highlights talent and culture across ABA including information on newly-opened job opportunities. Finally, there is no greater resource than our people.  Reaching out to current or past ABA employees to learn more about the organization is both informative and helpful in deciding to pursue a career with ABA.

hiring Outlook

30 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 2% Job Growth
38 Average applicants per opening 2,263 Total job applicants
13% New hires by employee referrals 27% Openings filled by current employees
4 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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