Elevations Credit Union

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Elevations Credit Union Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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Elevations Credit Union President & CEO Gerry Agnes
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  1.  

    A great place to work, wonderful people and very good benefits!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Administration in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Elevations Credit Union full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, quarterly bonuses, good benefits and working conditions!

    Cons

    Expectations are not always known but must be achieved!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honest communication is always the best policy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Be very careful!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and community support. Employees create good working environment.

    Cons

    Management will not discuss anything, even when they are upset with something you did. They don't care about your side of the story. They will condemn you on hearsay or their own wild imaginations. They turn the other cheek with "certain" employees even when it comes to teetering on fraud.

    They use fake "anonymous" survey to entrap you into talking about what's on your mind then decided they don't like you and eventually get rid of you. They also encourage your input, even solicit it on occasion, telling you how important it is for their growth, but then use it against you when you are being honest. They brag that they hire the "best"...but I do not see that as a true statement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a sense of fairness and equality. The results will amaze you! Don't use the automated surveys with names attached and tell them "it's anonymous", and then use the content against them. Be the example you want your employees to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great employees. Fun company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Elevations Credit Union full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Just started retraining current employees based on employees requesting this. Good growth opportunities and position changes. Contributes to community.

    Cons

    Low pay Insulting .20cent/hour annual raise. Non transparent. People often fired because Senior management is incompetent and blameless. Top heavy with upper level management (above branch managers). Make useless changes and don't listen to feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you make across the board changes consult with the employees that your "changes" will affect. Actually listen to them. As a group you are not well respected; specifically Retail, Member Service and HR. You all may have large salaries, but most of us do way more work, bring in more business and don't make one half of your salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elevations Credit Union

    Pros

    Great group in the marketing department. Semi-regular company lunches. Good company culture and summer job. Everyone is extremely friendly.

    Cons

    Overall solid company... Would recommend to anyone!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Toxic Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Support in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Area Support in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Elevations Credit Union full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, great location, and growing company that is profitable. If you have experience navigating mine fields, have a personality that can put up with and accept ridiculous assignments that don't even apply to you when you're asked to cover for doing the work of peoiple that were fired in other departments, and want to have questionable job security, then you might be okay here.

    Cons

    Harsh office politics, some people are very difficult to work with and quite poisonous in their nature, and untrustworthy CEO. People here will smile to your face and then stick a knife in your back. Those with morals and integrity are cautioned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Credit union or a bank?

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Sales in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Elevations Credit Union full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees at Elevations are truly caring and friendly people, each day is like a group hug. They have numerous celebrations for employees, including barbeques, monthly birthday cakes, and quarterly recognition. Elevations contributes substantially to the community. They have good products.

    Cons

    Elevations wants to be the biggest credit union in the area. They have become extremely aggressive in their sales goals and are using the same cross sales tactics the big banks use. Their investment sales team are given quotas that are extremely high. As this is a not for profit membership organization, many feel that high pressure tactics are inappropriate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being the best doesn't mean being the biggest and getting the largest bonuses.

  8.  

    Very similar to a bank, with selling goals and customer survey ratings.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Teller in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Elevations Credit Union full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lunches and breakfast are frequently provided. Elevations is big on community involvement and volunteer opportunities. Bonuses are given if you balance your drawer, make your sales goals and have a score of 9-10 (10 being the highest) on your weekly customer surveys. There are only 4 branches in Boulder, with 12 employees being the average per branch, but jobs are available every month. Open until noon on Saturdays.

    Cons

    Daily emails to entire staff stating your job performance and feed back from customers. 3 ft boards of wall of shame or fame showing individuals performances. Cameras film employees 24/7. Supervisors observe you and have constructive criticism on how to improve your dialogue, ie what you could have said differently, what you should have sold, etc. DOS software that is difficult to make corrections and can cause employee to have to stay late to correct. Work schedule for following week is given the Thurs before and there can be changes in two days, so frequently check emails.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    There is a community feel that encourages growth and development

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

    I have been working at Elevations Credit Union

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Elevations is the Compensation level, Benefits offered, Development opportunitites and relationships one builds with coworkers.

    Cons

    It is getting bigger and it feels as if we are playing catch up.

    Recommends

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