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Careers at First Reliance Bank

How We Make Banking—BETTER

First Reliance is a different kind of bank—a BETTER kind of bank— providing banking as unique as you are with a strong community commitment. We are a dedicated team of associates, sharing in our purpose of ‘making the lives of our customers and communities BETTER.’  People are the heart of everything we do and say. The most important way we deliver our brand is through our team of associates.



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    Leadership makes this commitment

Why our culture matters:

If you get culture right, everything else falls into place. 

As a local community bank in North Carolina and South Carolina, our culture is perhaps the most important component of our brand. We sometimes call it the “DNA” of the company. Having a distinctive and compelling culture means that everyone has a clear understanding of who we are and what we’re working toward.

In our culture, the brand is reflected in how people act. It’s a matter of everyone living our core values and delivering on our brand purpose—to make things BETTER!

From the first day, associates walk through the door, they see and feel the difference. We foster a desire for success and achievement for both our customers and associates. 


Bank Awards

We have received a “Best Places To Work” recognition by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for eighteen consecutive years. This award comes from rankings our associates give us in the annual survey the Chamber and their vendor distribute to South Carolina businesses. Our associates give us a 92% associate engagement score which is well above the average score of 74% for those companies participating in the survey, verifying our associates think we are a great place to work.

Additionally, our associates contribute over 1,200 volunteer hours annually towards making our communities a better place to live. 


Associate Recognition

CEO Award of Excellence Program
Peer2Peer Associate to Associate Recognition


    Culture at First Reliance Bank


It’s important to reward and recognize associates for their contributions to First Reliance Bank and its customers.  Rewards are more than money; they also include our benefits.


A variety of medical plans, including prescription drug coverage

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

401k Savings Plan
with company match as approved by the plan


Company-paid Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Account(s)
Medical & Dependent Care

Health Savings Accounts

Adoption Benefit

Voluntary Benefits:

Short-Term Disability
Additional life insurance & Accidental Insurance
Critical Illness Benefits

Associate Emergency Fund

Paid Vacation, Paid Holiday

Birthdays Off

Banking Service Perks

Does an associate-focused and purpose driven company seem like something you want to be part of?


Ready to Join Our Team?


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

We recruit talented associates to ensure growth, progress, and success for the associate and the Bank. We are an equal opportunity employer and affirm the right of every person to participate in employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled veterans and Vietnam era veteran status and in accordance with all applicable laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies.

This applies in all areas of employment including recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfers, training, conditions of employment and all other areas of human resources activity.