Odessa-based SouthWest Bank was named one of the 2018 Best Companies to Work for in Texas, an award based on employee experiences and workplace culture.
The local bank ranked No. 23 out of 44 in the small company category. The program is a project of Texas Monthly, The Texas Association of Business, Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group. Participating Texas companies entered a two-part survey that looked at workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices and demographics.
SouthWest Bank was formed in 1999 in Odessa and has branches in Midland and Lubbock. The bank encourages its employees to attend various training programs, participate in local events and be active in their communities, while recognizing those efforts with a values and leadership program.
“This is a great honor, and we wouldn’t have received this recognition if it weren’t for all of our employees,” SouthWest Bank CEO Dewey Bryant said in a statement. “They have all helped shape our bank into a great workplace environment. We employ people that strive to be the best in many aspects of their lives – whether it’s serving our customers or our communities.”