SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

  www.schoolsfirstfcu.org
  www.schoolsfirstfcu.org
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SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Reviews

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    Stable and reliable, respectful and appreciative of employees, strong culture of service.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked here for several years and I am very happy. Anyone who thinks this place has "politics" or mistreats its employees must have very limited work experience in the rest of the world. I can refer you to some places that will leave you (literally) crying in a corner. They are extremely appreciative of their employees, always giving recognition when it's deserved. The company's service culture is strong, long-standing, and deeply rooted. If you want to work somewhere that is financially stable, respects its employees, and provides opportunities to learn and grow, where you leave work feeling like you made a difference in someone's life, you'll be happy here too.

    In response to the comments that it's hard to get promotions: "good" elsewhere is mediocre here. Simply doing your job is not going to get you promoted. Those who are overlooked should do some thoughtful self-reflection, because it's possible that while you might be competent, you have a negative attitude (say, for example, posting a scathing review on Glassdoor). If you're a title-seeker and want to be quickly promoted, this isn't the place for you. They're selective. And that's not a bad thing.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to adopt technology and innovation, but that's a by-product of being financial conservative (and stable...). It's not frustrating if you know to expect it and learn to work with it. The workload is often heavy and the pace fast, but your manager/VP makes him/herself available to help you prioritize and delegate, and the rest of the team is always willing to lend a hand--even to another department.

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SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Interviews

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    Member Service Representative II Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.

    Interview Details

    The Human Resources specialist first contacted me for a phone interview where they find out more about you (work experience, education, etc) to see if you are a good fit for the organization. Afterwards, I was scheduled for a face to face interview with a hiring manager where I was asked similar questions and given scenarios to see I was capable of making the right decision. The interview went well and a week later I was offered the position.

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Additional Info

Website www.schoolsfirstfcu.org
Headquarters Santa Ana, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1934
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

SchoolsFirst FCU, formerly Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union (OCTFCU), serves some 475,000 members through nearly 30 branches in Southern California. The credit union's name change was implemented in 2008 to better reflect its membership, which is open to all school employees and their family members in 10 Southern California counties, not only Orange County. SchoolsFirst FCU offers traditional financial products such as checking and savings accounts and credit cards, in addition to insurance, retirement and college savings plans, and financial advice. Its... More

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