First Niagara Financial

www.firstniagara.com
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Disappointing , no room for advancement

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Relationship Banker
Former Employee - Relationship Banker

I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Convenient locations, very nice coworkers.

Cons

Does not promote from within, raises are very small, sales pressure is ever increasing and the company is trying to force everyone in retail to work harder to finance their acquisitions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value the people that built the company. Not everyone from outside is better than whom you already have working there. Re interview your current staff, they have a lot to offer.

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    Movement in Management causing Negative Changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant

    I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary! I enjoyed working with people who had been in the business for a very long time. I was always learning something new.

    Cons

    Constant movements in management caused negativity with employees and unwelcome changes. The overall atmosphere of the job after some of these changes was negative. All employees in my office were VERY unhappy when I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to changes, peoples entire lives are affected by these changes. One person in the wrong position can cause serious loss of talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    So so.

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

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Lunch is often provided at no cost. Recently acquired HSBC branches throughout north east. Cool logo.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up or even laterally. Some lazy people have found their way to the top. May be expanding to quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to some of the youner employees during expansion. Some of the old guard still can't scan and e-mail a document in less than 5 minutes.

    No opinion of CEO
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