First Niagara Financial

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I like to work here but the salary leaves much to be desired.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Loan Servicer in Lockport, NY
Current Employee - Loan Servicer in Lockport, NY

I have been working at First Niagara Financial

Pros

The best reason for me to work at First Niagara Bank is the fact that I have 5 weeks vacation

Cons

The management has a major problem with letting the employees know that they are appreciated.
Except for a Chosen few.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think of everybody when there are reviews, everyone needs more money not just a small percentage.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Does not promote within.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I worked at First Niagara Financial

    Pros

    The company has acceptable benefits and holidays, bonus and yearly merit.

    Cons

    Company does not seem to promote within or try to develop employees along the way so they will a chance pursue their career goals and be more satisfy with what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should value its employees and use good talents. Promote continous internal development in functional as well as leadership training. This will give employees a sense of satisfaction in their jobs, a loyalty to work for the company, and a proud attitude in representing the company to promote the company's products and services to their clients. This will make make to employ work harder as this is the job they love.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership catastrophe

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

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

    Pros

    great logo colors; decent PTO; community involvement

    Cons

    Weak Leadership; Weak Organizational Development and HR departments; extremely political environment; little accountability; no infrastructure (although they are spending some major $$ just to catch up to competitive market) poor stability and portfolio ratings, ESOP plan decreased by>60% during 2012, stock price is pitiful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the organization can only progress to the level of the leader--the organization has been set up to become a case study for learning by neglecting to properly assess talent and culture before executing M&A activity--listen to your employees before pulling the trigger, they are your greatest assets and have the ability to fill the gaps and blindspots of management. Also, competence levels of execs needs to be evaluated--many are in way over their heads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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