Pinnacle Financial Partners Climbs the Charts as One of the Best Companies to Work For in the United States

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Pinnacle Financial Partners Climbs the Charts as One of the Best Companies to Work For in the United States

Firm moves up 12 spots in updated ranking from Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine
February 15, 2018

Pinnacle Financial Partners climbed 12 spots to No. 22 on Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine’s 2018 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks back-to-back national honors for Pinnacle, which was No. 34 in 2017. It’s the 13th national workplace award in the company’s history and by far its highest rank to date.

The 100 Best Companies to Work For list is based on survey results from more than 310,000 employees at workplaces across the country that rate company culture on more than 50 elements. Even in a year of growth, change and merger integration, Pinnacle associates gave their company high marks in trust, fairness, compensation, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation.

“Typically, bank mergers can be tumultuous with higher turnover, decreased associate satisfaction and an increased workload,” said Terry Turner, Pinnacle’s president and CEO. “But our team is so engaged, so invested in the work and so committed to helping each other succeed that I believe we ranked higher because of the challenges we faced this year – not in spite of them. Not only did we wrap up our award-winning merger with BNC Bancorp in 2017, but we did it with the same success and pride in our work that has marked our company since the very beginning.”

Research from Great Place to Work shows that list winners outperform the stock market and beat industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than peers.

 “Our entire business model is predicated on the fact that we have created one of the best places to work in the entire country,” Turner said. “We do it with an engaging workplace culture where every associate feels that they are a vital member of our team. When people love coming to work, they will pass that on to clients with outstanding service. It’s the bedrock upon which we built the premier banking experience in the Southeast.”

This is Pinnacle’s second year on the list, and last year the firm also ranked on the lists of Best Workplaces for Women, Best Companies to Work for in Financial Services and Insurance, People magazine’s 50 Companies that Care and American Banker’s Best Banks to Work For. Prior to that, Pinnacle earned national workplace honors from FORTUNE on the Best Medium-sized Workplaces list, as well as five awards from American Banker.

The firm has also been honored with several local workplace awards in multiple markets, including Best Place to Work from the Memphis Business Journal and Top Workplace from the Knoxville News Sentinel, both in 2017. In the home of its headquarters, Nashville, TN, Pinnacle was named the Best Place to Work by the Nashville Business Journal 10 times before retiring from the program in 2014.

The full list of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For is available on the magazine’s website. To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit the Great Place to Work website.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm earned a place on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, and American Banker recognized Pinnacle as the sixth-best bank to work for in 2017.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $22.2 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia.

Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the NASDAQ Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at

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