Employee Engagement

PNC is committed to creating a workplace where employees are engaged, respected, supported and recognized. We understand that acknowledging the contributions of our employees is critical to maintaining strong engagement and retaining talent.

PNC's 2016 employee engagement and recognition highlights include:

  • For the eighth consecutive year, PNC was named a “Gallup Great Workplace” award winner for excellence in employee engagement. This distinction recognizes companies across the globe that have demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create and sustain an engaged workforce.
  • PNC recognized eight employees during its 24th annual Performance Awards ceremony, which provides executive leadership with the opportunity to honor an elite class of employees during a ceremony that is live-streamed across the company.
  • Spotlight, our employee recognition program, continued to extend its reach as millions of recognition messages and award points were distributed to employees across all regions and businesses. Also, #GreatKids, a program that tied recognition to community support, resulted in the donation of hundreds of iPads to children and teachers in low- to moderate-income communities.
  • Annual Market All-Stars dinners and awards ceremonies, which occur in each of the regions where we operate, celebrated the accomplishments of high achievers across the company.
  • PNC inducted 340 employees into the Quarter Century Club, which recognizes 25 years of service with the company, at celebratory luncheons across the country. The honorees’ managers, as well as employees with 26 or more years of service, also were invited to share in this milestone achievement.

The 2016 Performance Awards winners with CEO Bill Demchak at the 24th annual award ceremony. Left to Right: Back Row – Lamija Grebovic, Terry Boring, Bill Demchak, Shirley Williams, Wayne Cornwell. Front Row – Laura Djumovich, Ted Spurlock, Kim Roberson, Brian Ayala

#OneTeam Becomes #GreatKids

In 2014, managers in PNC Technology & Operations (T&O) were searching for a way to make employee recognition more meaningful for both managers and employees. By focusing on how they could recognize individuals while also helping the community, a new pilot program, #OneTeam, was born.

The iPads donated as part of PNC’s Technology & Operations #OneTeam employee recognition program have become valuable classroom learning tools for preschoolers and their teachers.

The program allows managers and employees to recognize one another for doing great work and achieving strategic goals by distributing award points through PNC’s Spotlight employee recognition program. While employees typically are awarded points for their personal use, when #OneTeam is included in the recognition, points instead go toward the purchase of iPads for PNC Grow Up Great-affiliated organizations. As an added incentive, employees can participate in delivering the iPads.

In light of its success within T&O, #OneTeam has grown and been adapted for use across all of PNC.

Since January 2015, #OneTeam, along with the enterprise-wide program, dubbed #GreatKids, has provided 710 iPads to eligible organizations.


Consecutive Years

Proud to be named a "Gallup Great Workplace" winner for excellence in employee engagement


of PNC Employees

Are "satisfied" or "highly satisfied" with our corporate recognition programs, according to a new employee survey launched in 2016.


We encourage our employees to be active members of the community. Their volunteerism - through our signature cause, PNC Grow Up Great, as well as through pro-bono work - is another example of employee engagement.
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Recognized for our Efforts

Corporate Awards & Recognition

High-Performance Franchise

  • Most Admired Companies (superregional banks), Fortune (2017)
  • Fortune 200 company (2016)

Diversity & Inclusion

  • "Best-of-the-Best" Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce/National Business Inclusion Consortium (2016)
  • One of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign (2016)
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (2016)
  • Diversity Leader Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal (2015)
  • Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc (2016)
  • Top 25 U.S. ERG & Diversity Councils, Association of Diversity Councils (2015)
  • Top 50 Employers, CAREERS & disABLED (2015)

Employer of Choice

  • Great Workplace Award for Employee Engagement, Gallup (2016)
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother (2016)
  • 2020 Women on Boards Winning "W" Company, 2020 Women on Boards (2015)
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®, National Business Group on Health® (2015)

Military & Veteran Support

  • Top 100 Military-Friendly Companies, G.I. Jobs (2016)
  • Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans (2016)
  • Top 25 Military-Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs, National Association for Veteran-Owned Businesses (2016)


  • Community Reinvestment Award, Excellence in Cross-Sector Community & Collaboration Development for PNC’s Grow Up Great Early Education Initiative (2014)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards, Best Commitment to Education (2014)
  • Outstanding CRA Rating


  • Net-Zero Energy Certification (PNC's net-zero energy branch in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), International Living Future Institute (2016)
  • Game Changer Award for Project Finance Innovation, Canadian Solar Industries Association (2016)
  • Leader in Climate Disclosure, Carbon Disclosure Project (2015)

Important Legal Disclosures & Information

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