Saying Yes for over 156 years.

First Hawaiian Bank

April, 2015
Kapiolani Banking Center staff showing their spirit on National Wear Red Day.

Kapiolani Banking Center staff showing their spirit on National Wear Red Day.

First Hawaiian Bank’s roots run deep in these islands. Founded by Charles Reed Bishop 156 years ago, the bank’s reputation is built on giving back to the community and a genuine desire to serve and support individuals, families, and businesses throughout all the financial stages of life. It’s those qualities that have kept customers with First Hawaiian for years—for some families, even since the 1800s.

“Our employees are the heart and soul of our bank’s
culture and they are the key reason our relationship strategy works so well. They build lasting and meaningful relationships with our customers because they genuinely care about them,” says Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank Chairman, President and CEO.

One of the Bank’s core values is giving back to the community. While the bank donated over $3 million to non-profits throughout the state in 2014, 98 percent of the bank’s own employees raised over $600,000 benefiting 31 charities through First Hawaiian’s annual Kokua Mai employee giving campaign. And last year, when First Hawaiian Bank launched its employee volunteer program called Community Care, the response was tremendous. Teams of employees partnered with nonprofits throughout the year to clean beaches, repair schools, paint senior centers, and conduct school supply drives – logging over 9,500 hours of volunteer service.

“First Hawaiian is known as the bank that says ‘yes,’ says Iris Matsumoto, Executive Vice President of Human Resources. “Yes is a reflection of that can-do spirit and a promise to our customers, to each other and to ourselves every day to make an impact. We hire people who already have this ‘yes’ spirit and a sense of giving back to the community deeply planted in their souls. We know that they’ll take care of each other, our community and our clients. Despite the myriad of changes in our industry over the years, one thing has not wavered in our 156-year history, and that is the spirit and heart in which our employees come to work every day.”

First Hawaiian Bank benefits include:

  • Family medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 10 Paid holidays plus three paid float days
  • 401(k) on a pre-tax basis with up to a 5 percent company match
  • Leadership and management development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
  • Free annual health screening  and flu shots
  • Free and discounted rates on banking services
  • Transportation and parking subsidies
  • Company-sponsored dependent care subsidy
  • Free or low cost membership to two company owned Fitness Centers







Human Resources Division
999 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
(808) 525-8798



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