California Credit Union

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California Credit Union Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
4 Reviews
2.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Sky is the limit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative

    I have been working at California Credit Union full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits, rewarded for good work, access to senior management

    Cons

    Small institution, limits opportunities to work closer to home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the economy allows I would like to see more branches. However management is extremely supportive. We get paid well and it is based on our performance. They have a corporate awards program where we can win a trip of we work hard. I have won once. Many of the managers have been promoted from my position. Keep doing that. It makes people respect the credit union. Unlike most companies our voices are heard. All new emoloyees say how much the love the credit union. I hope to grow with this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not very professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative II in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at California Credit Union full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good, some of the staff employees are really good people.

    Cons

    Some of the Branch Managers, ABMs, VPs and AVPs are not very competent. They claim they are training you to further your career with CCU however they just hold you down because of their own personal insecurities. Some management staff act like dictators while others are extremely immature and can not wait to use anything you say against you! It seems like most people in authorative positions in the branches and the corporate office are out for themselves and not to benefit the members, or the credit union as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All management staff should be retrained every year or two on how to manage, not just on elder abuse and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Privacy of Consumer Financial Information). Management, including Branch Managers, ABMs, Vps and AVPs should be graded by the staff in their branches and corporate departments. These grades should be looked at by upper management and handeled accordingly.
    Also, it's not what you know, or how well you perform that gets you promoted; It's how well you can talk B.S. Very talented, very knowledgable people have been passed over for promotions in favor of less knowledgable people just because the less knowledgable person can spin a good story. CCU needs to get their priorities in order or they will be losing staff very quickly. Less staff will equte to longer lines and more member complaints. More member complaints will equate to losing members and losing profits, before shutting down completely. Don't get me wrong, they do have some management staff that are fantastic at what they do, however a majority of the management staff should be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old School Banker Mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I worked at California Credit Union full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Good pay, benefits and incentives.

    Cons

    Very uncomfortable working environment at Corporate Office. Was in 2 departments and both were similar. Sexual harassment happens often and is encouraged by a handful of senior leaders.

    Very difficult to move up fast unless you are willing to ignore morals, go out drinking with management on a regular basis and learn to turn your head the other way.

    Work can be chaotic as some management staff is never present and others have to pick up slack.

    General direction from leadership is missing.

    Most employees are in over heads as hiring based on willingness to party not ability to do work.

    Very disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a serious culture and values change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    User friendly with minimal stress.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at California Credit Union

    Pros

    The CU is a small friendly banking environment. The customer/member is number one.

    Cons

    There are too many manual processes that should be automated. All positions are non exempt except managers.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    California Credit Union Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Credit Union

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Reasonable benefits
       - paid vacations
       - pension plan

    Day after Thanksgiving is a holiday
    Monthly birthday cakes and bagels
    Good for people knowing nothing but pleasing the boss,

    Cons

    Lack of communication within Credit Union
    Lack teamwork within and between departments
    High cost in paying for benefits like health insurance
    Difficult to get a promotion from within the company
    Management is quick to tell you what you've done wrong, but very slow to tell you what you've done well.
    Most of the work time is spent on office politics not the actual work
    Dishonest

    Strong favouritism
       - Other employees are reprimanded for the favored employee's errors
       - Favored employees receive regular and overtime pay while performing non-work related activities during work. (organize outside sport activities, type newsletters and meeting minutes for outside oganizations, play games on cellphone and IPod 4-6 hrs/day, etc)
      - Favored employees are allowed to harass/threaten other employees causing some employees to quit

    Manager/supervisor
         - indecisive
        - reactive not proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct managers/supervisors acknowledge or praise employee for a job well done. The praise should be given to the employee who had actually did the work.
    Reduce harassment within the workplace
    There are two side to a story. Listen, really listen to both side.
    Prevent a hostile work environment by not revealing the name of the person who reported customer complaints against an employee
    Promote teamwork not dissension

    Doesn't Recommend

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