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FNFG teller

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Former Employee - Back Up Head Teller in Lockport, NY
Former Employee - Back Up Head Teller in Lockport, NY

I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time (more than an year)

Pros

you receive a paycheck every 2 weeks

Cons

-no opportunity for advancement even if you are more than qualified for the job openings
-everything operates on favoritism, even if you have the best numbers you are not promoted

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get to know all employees and utilize the talent that you have, instead of promoting off of favoritism

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lies, Lies, Lies

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Parties are fun, Senior Management pumps you up with motivational fluffery.

    Cons

    Executives, Leadership Council, and Managers can not be trusted. They promote the CULTURE as outstanding. They need to stop talking to themselves. If anyone tries to provide constructive advice or make real change - they are silenced. Look at the long list of outstanding leaders who have been let go for no reason and with no notice.

    John Koelmel, the CEO is out for himself and that permeates the organization. Mr. Koelmel has FNFG pay for company events that are personal parties for him. He is a bully that is not capable of listening. As soon as someone as a different idea than his, that person is escorted from the company. I have seen it time and time again.

    The lack of integrity permeates the management ranks. They make promises they do not live up to. They are dishonest people. The Management Committee members on down will tell you how great they work together and the great culture. Then behind closed doors they put themselves first - time and time again. Do not be fooled!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Board of Directors needs to wake up and replace all the lying, dishonest, promise-makers who take care of themselves at the expense of customers and employees.

    Management and all employees - keep your resumes updated as you are all replaceable and your "teammates" are plotting your exit that could occur at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Philly region

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Harleysville, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Harleysville, PA

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with daily. My vacation and flexibility since my supervisor was in Buffalo.

    Cons

    They lay people off left and right.
    They don't know the market they got into when they bought Harleysville National Bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your market and stop putting fluff in your employees ears about the culture and how great it is. Not really that great if you're laying off employees all the time. If they would have done proper due diligence they wouldn't need to lay good people off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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