First Niagara Financial
2.4 of 5 42 reviews
www.fnfg.com Buffalo, NY 5000+ Employees

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IT: Nice People, Clueless Management

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Buffalo, NY

I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time for more than a year

ProsIT is young and vibrant at FNFG. The people are friendly and supportive. Times are tight for everyone, but if you have a good idea, they will usually find a way to fund it.

ConsThe other side of the "young and vibrant" coin is their inexperience. For an enterprise IT environment, it's still a pretty small organization and yet they want to be grown ups so bad, they tend to adopt unnecessary bureaucratic procedure just because that's what the big banks do.

Advice to Senior ManagementSlow down growing the org chart, and focus on the people you already have. Say "no" to the lines of business when they want more work done than you have the people or experience to accomplish.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Chatham mgment is the worst

Teller (Current Employee)
Chatham, NY

I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time for more than a year


Pros: The training is great,learned much about the banking industry,met some… Cons: Management at local branch was opposite of the rest of company. Seemed to believe her job was to… Advice to Senior Management: STOP. Look at what you have before you start on your next conquest. You… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Very good at first, but as they grew they lost that employee friendlyness.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at First Niagara Financial


Pros: They offer good benefits, vacation, sick time. Cons: Very little advancement in Pittsburgh area. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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