May 6, 2020

Northwest FCS News

Award winners represent top performing companies with world class levels of employee and customer engagement

SPOKANE, Washington (May 7, 2019) — Northwest Farm Credit Services is proud to announce that it has received the 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award. The award was created to recognize organizations for their extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures that drive high customer engagement and top business outcomes.

“Our entire team is truly honored by this award,” said Northwest FCS CEO Phil DiPofi. “It is most meaningful because it’s based on the input of our employees and customers, the people who know us best. It delivers a clear-eyed, close-up view of our real achievements and the way we achieved them.

“While we’ve earned this award for three years straight, it is by no means routine. We work every day to make this a great company where everyone knows they are doing important work for very important people: the farmers, ranchers, foresters and fishermen of the Northwest.”

According to Gallup, just 15% of employees worldwide are engaged. Northwest FCS joins a prestigious group of Gallup Great Workplace Award winners with engagement levels at or above 70%. On average, these top organizations average a ratio of 17.5 engaged employees for every one actively disengaged employee – nearly seven times the rate in the U.S. and more than 21 times the global average.

A panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against criteria established by a comprehensive workplace study. A small group of top organizations receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award annually.

About Northwest Farm Credit Services

Northwest FCS is a $12 billion financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System that supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. For more information, go to

About Gallup

Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world. Gallup works with leaders and organizations to achieve breakthroughs in customer engagement, employee engagement, organizational culture and identity, leadership development, talent-based assessments, entrepreneurship and well-being.




Deb Strohmaier, Communications Specialist