First Niagara Financial

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

I have been working at First Niagara Financial

Pros

Somewhat collaborative culture.
Decent salaries for W. New York.

Cons

Unintentional bait and switch...company needs to learn true strategy.
People are nice, but the level of outside/large company experience at management/senior level hinders the company growth potential.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company needs to restructure itself in order to clearly understand your potential career path.
Advancement maybe possible only if you are in the right role.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Horrible Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller Supervisor
    Current Employee - Teller Supervisor

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not many, Benefits are pretty good for now but word of insurance being cut some next year is circulating.

    Cons

    company does not care about employees at all. Raises are measly if you are lucky to get one. Most locations are short staffed at all times so you end up not being able to take break while customers yell at you for making them wait.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give up and sell. Most employees here have given up and are looking elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Clear lack of direction and very poor senior level communication skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Co-workers
    OK Salary for WNY
    OK Benefits
    Flexible time/shifts

    Cons

    Zero advancement in IT unless you come from outside the company.
    Lack of focus/too many projects in flight.
    Heavy effort to out source all services they can.
    Sr. IT Leadership are all talk/no action.
    More project mangers then they know what to do with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start at the top and work down quick. The relationship between IT and business units is horrible and only getting worse. Pick a handful of projects and work on those to completion. Listen to the people in the trenches instead of high priced/low yield consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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