At Greenleaf Trust, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 85 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.37. It was published on Jul 27, 2016. 7909 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People care about each other here.
There is a "family" or "team" feeling here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.

What They Do

We asked Greenleaf Trust to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Greenleaf Trust is an independent trust-only bank, focused on wealth management, trust and estate administration and administration of company-sponsored retirement plans. Through our client-centric team approach, we provide customized service, without conflicts of interest--providing financial security from generation to generation.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Kalamazoo, Michigan US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Kalamazoo, MI, Michigan; Birmingham, MI, Michigan; Holland, MI, Michigan; Traverse City, MI, Michigan US Employees: 99
Worldwide Revenues: $0 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1998

Greenleaf Trust has been awarded:

Best Small Workplaces 2016 (ranked 24)

Best Workplaces for Women 2015 (ranked 69)

Best Workplaces in Financial Services 2015 (ranked 4)

Best Small Workplaces 2015 (ranked 23)

Work place Family

Perks and Programs

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

  • Health Insurance Coverage: Greenleaf Trust pays 100% of the health, dental and vision premiums for employees and their families. For most employees, Greenleaf Trust also contributes 75% of the deductible for employees and their families through a Health Savings Account.
  • Saving for the Future: Greenleaf Trust believes in helping employees save for the future so they match up to 4% of an employee’s 401k contribution if they contribute 5%. Greenleaf Trust also contributes 3% to every employee’s 401k account whether they contribute or not. Both contributions are made bi-weekly along with Greenleaf Trust’s regular payroll cycle. Employees are 100% vested in both their own contributions, and those from Greenleaf Trust, on their first day of employment.
  • Staying Healthy at Work: Not only does Greenleaf Trust provide excellent insurance benefits, they also provide outstanding wellness benefits. All employees are eligible to participate in the wellness program on their first day. Greenleaf Trust reimburses up to $600 in physical fitness expenses to include such things as: Gym Memberships, Triathlon and Running Competition Entry Fees, Golf Lessons, Ice-Skating, Yoga, Gym Equipment, etc. In 2016 Greenleaf Trust did a 9 week walking challenge with 90% participation and a total of 30,533 miles walked. We also did weight watchers and some other weight loss challenges for a total of 35% participation and 518 lbs lost YTD 2016. Trust also provides on-site flu shots to employees and their families.
  • Communication & Culture Focus: Greenleaf Trust has an entire team dedicated to maintaining our culture. This team is made up of team members representing all divisions and generations working together to keep employees informed, connected and provide them with things that help make working easier and more fun. Some of the exciting opportunities provided involve donating time, money and resources to local non-profit organizations in our community while at work! At Greenleaf Trust we celebrate a non-profit each quarter and turn it into a company gathering to celebrate the non-profit and our work as a team. Frequently planned and spur-of-the-moment events to encourage team building and community are highly attended and enjoyed; especially if there’s a little competition and cooking, or sports, involved.
  • Work Life Balance: Greenleaf Trust provides onsite package/mailing service, dry cleaning pick up, shoe shine pick up, free coffee, tea and filtered water during the day, discounts at partner restaurants, and on ticket sales. Greenleaf Trust wants to make sure employees are spending time with their families. Employees are provided an average of 26 holiday/vacation days (all vacation was increased in 2016) after one year of employment and 40 days of paid leave for new and adoptive parents. Paid personal and sick days are taken as needed. We encourage our employees to be present at events involving their family. In some situations, telecommuting and flexible work hours have been established to meet family needs. A lactation/comfort room complete with refrigerator, sink, lounge chair, phone and television is provided.
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100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
Retirement Plan Participant Services Coordinator


26 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option (3% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)18 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents40 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
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$139,610 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Team Services Coordinator


All Staff Meeting

How to Get Hired

We asked Greenleaf Trust 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?

At Greenleaf Trust we look for people who are honest and honorable, patient, positive and always think about putting the client first. Our company is like a family; we care for one another and support each other in new endeavors both inside and outside work. Greenleaf Trust is a fast-paced environment that requires its employees to act and operate independently, and as a team, with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives. We encourage collaboration and value the opinions and suggestions of others and are always looking for ways to improve what we do to be able to provide better service to our employees and clients. Leadership, ownership and accountability are key objectives for employees at Greenleaf Trust. We strive for 100% accuracy with the utmost attention to detail and organization to meet assigned deadlines. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can get our attention by highlighting areas of achievement while in school and/or work. We value employees that have shown leadership in past roles, either in a lead, management, coach or technical capacity and can explain the impact they were able to make while in the role. Our employees work closely together to exceed the needs of our clients. We are always asking “why not” and working to look for ways to “WOW” our clients. If you have done something extraordinary for your clients, company or community, we want to hear about it! Greenleaf Trust is highly involved in the communities we work and live in and want our employees to enjoy doing the same. Make sure to let us know how you have made a difference, how you will be able to benefit Greenleaf Trust and why you have an interest in becoming a part of our family.

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

Greenleaf Trust is a young company with very low turnover. Because of this, the number of positions we need to add each year is minimal and dependent on our areas of growth and need. We have filled several positions over the past 6 years in all divisions; Operations, Personal Trust, Wealth Management, Business Development, Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Research, Compliance, Retirement Planning, Business Information Services and Business Process Management and The Family Office at Greenleaf Trust. We will continue to add positions in areas needed as we continue to grow.

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

Candidates that have an interest in finding out more about Greenleaf Trust and how to apply for a position can review our open positions list on our website at: or through our applicant tracking system at: . You can also find Greenleaf Trust on Linked In and Facebook.

hiring Outlook

20 Job openings forecast for coming year 3% Job Growth
23 Average applicants per opening 720 Applications received
19 Positions filled in past year 74% New hires by employee referrals
10 New positions created 4 Jobs filled by current employees
1 New 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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