Pinnacle Named Best Workplace in Charlotte -- Again

Pinnacle Named Best Workplace in Charlotte -- Again

November 17, 2022

Pinnacle Financial Partners is once again the No. 1 best place to work in every area of North Carolina, having earned the top spot in Charlotte this week, as well as in the Triangle and Triad regions earlier this year.

This is Pinnacle’s second consecutive No. 1 ranking on the list of midsize Top Workplaces from The Charlotte Observer and Energage and its fourth appearance overall, earning the No. 1 spot in 2021 and No. 2 in 2020.

The firm also earned a special “Meaningfulness Award” to recognize a company whose associates say their work is meaningful and “more than just a job.” Earlier this year, Pinnacle was named the No. 1 Top Workplace in South Carolina by a host of business publications for the second year in a row.

“Winning this award twice is a huge honor, especially given the outstanding employers in our business community,” said Rob Ellenburg, Pinnacle’s regional chairman in southern North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. “It proves that our culture truly is different, and I believe it’s exactly what Charlotte needs. Financial professionals are tired of being micromanaged and feeling like their banks are too big to feel like family. What makes Pinnacle different is that no matter how much we grow, our culture remains constant. That’s thanks to our people, who keep it alive and thriving every day through big initiatives and small, everyday actions. We live and breathe the Pinnacle culture, and that’s why we stand apart.”

This honor is the 15th local or national workplace award Pinnacle earned in 2022, capping a year where the firm won the top spot in every major market where the firm operates, save those established within the last 12 months and Nashville, where Pinnacle is the founding member of the Best Places to Work Hall of Fame.

Like the Charlotte Top Workplaces award, many of these are determined by employee surveys, where Pinnacle performs strongly. On the firm’s annual and anonymous internal survey, associates left comments like:

Pinnacle truly is different than other banks who talk about balance, but only measure productivity and forfeit quality. Pinnacle's "all win together" attitude and policies truly bring out our best.

I appreciate that leaders trust my knowledge and experience and that I can do my job. Pinnacle doesn't babysit and micromanage and that is huge for me coming from an institution that did only that.

I appreciate the firm's commitment to its culture and values. I appreciate that we win together and lose together. I appreciate the partnership across the vast majority of the firm. I appreciate that regional leadership are accessible and approachable. I appreciate the freedom to do my job without being micromanaged. I appreciate that the firm cares about its associates and takes care of them when they experience difficulties in their lives. I appreciate that the firm encourages a work/life balance and that my leader and close teammates remind me of that.

Working at Pinnacle has been the best job that I have ever had. The only job that I have had where I want to come to work have friends and coworkers that are like family.

I appreciate and value the open communication and team spirit at Pinnacle. Everyone is always willing to help reach our common goal of being the best we can be! I love that Pinnacle gives back to the community and they appreciate every associate in the firm!

I appreciate the sense of family and genuine care that we have for one another across all aspects of the company. Senior management's approachability, sincere care and concern for me and my family is very unique. This is a very special company, and our clients recognize it and very much appreciate the fact that our bank is significantly better than our competition.

The list of Top Workplaces is based entirely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by the research firm Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection, to name just a few.