BECU
3.1 of 5 37 reviews
www.becu.org Tukwila, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Was once a good company, was heading in the wrong direction when I left

Member Consultant (Former Employee)
Everett, WA

ProsDecent benefits, decent PTO accrual.

ConsThey own you. Expected front line employees to attend these rediculous early morning quarterly meetings. This is very difficult for employees who have families. They want you to work overtime, working weekend events at least 4 times a year (at the time I left, may be more now). As it is we had to work bankers hours then requiring us to work multiple events on the weekends and outside regular business hours is not conducive to having a family

When I was hired it the job description "soft sales" (I was hired in 2007) by the time I left in late 2009 it was very sales driven. While I was successful in it, I hated every minute of it. They wanted us to push sales, loans, loan insurance on members with unrealistic goals. This is supposed to be a credit union, not a bank but it is now a bank. In the end when I decided to quit, I gave my notice before I was leaving for vacation (big mistake - I was trying to be nice and give plenty of notice). They made me quit that day since I was on vacation and stole half of my vacation time from me because I was not fully vested. If you work here, use all your PTO before you give notice, otherwise they will take it from you.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees. Stop pushing sales and focus on members needs not your own greedy ways. This company used to be good before it got so big. Go back to the old business model.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't be fooled, it's really a bank

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    I have been working at BECU full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: great benefits and high level executives really do want the… Cons: They promise more then they intend to deliver. Management tends to give poor reviews so they don't have to pay bonuses. Everything comes back to… Advice to Senior Management: Don't forget your roots. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Over rated unless you are VP, Director, Manager, Supervisor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Tukwila, WA

    I worked at BECU full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Employees under middle management all really care about members. Good… Cons: Lots of micro managing, If you cannot "keep up" you are out the door. The "fun" is only for those who play the game (… Advice to Senior Management: Hold ALL Management Accountable just like the employees.Stop using that fake scoring system every year. Perhaps, Less… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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