Location: Lubbock, Texas
Assets: $1.2 billion
Employees: 238
CEO: R. Mark Bain
www.FirstUnited.net

Popular with employees: Trivia questions go out the Friday before every Texas Tech football game. The first three employees to respond with the correct answers win a prize, such as gift cards, game tickets and Texas Tech apparel.

Activity to reduce stress/promote fun: Participants in the Halloween costume contest pick a theme as a department. Employees peruse photos of each group and vote for their favorite.

Bonus/incentive program: Every First United employee is given a Christmas bonus based on the number of years that person has been working at the bank.

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