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It was okay.

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Former Employee - Teller  in  Downingtown, PA
Former Employee - Teller in Downingtown, PA

I worked at First Niagara Financial

Pros

Helps you learn about banking.

Cons

Customer service is a big part of the job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Longer hours, open later than 5pm.

Approves of CEO

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    If you like tele-marketing and high pressure sales, this is a place for you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at First Niagara Financial

    Pros

    They do have decent benefits at a good price! 401K Match, Health Insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation, 1 week sporadic time, floating Holidays, all federal holidays closed.

    Cons

    The company has really bad products to sell, which make the job hard! They have you cold calling non-stop as well as putting people into products that really they really don't need. The pressure for numbers is high.... QUANTITY OVER QUALITY!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise your employees! There is little to no recognition for good work.... and even if you do have a good day on Monday, they are on your case again about numbers on Tuesday. It's all about NUMBERS NUMBERS NUMBERS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    First Niagara Bank

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at First Niagara Financial

    Pros

    good entry-level position to obtain basic experience

    Cons

    Hard to take advantage of training offered due to the immediate supervisor's lack of support
    Lack of support in setting/achieving career goals
    Lack of communication/respect towards anyone lower on the career ladder
    Lack of response to employee concerns from both the immediate supervisors and the HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make a greater effort to listen to front-line employes and address their concerns
    assist in professional development and goal-achievement, do not simply issuing directives
    be more aware of the day-to-day functioning of the offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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