First Niagara Financial
2.3 of 5 44 reviews
www.firstniagara.com Buffalo, NY 5000+ Employees

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Clear lack of direction and very poor senior level communication skills

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Buffalo, NY

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

ConsZero 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 Senior ManagementStart 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great local and mid-level leadership

    Personal Financial Associate (Current Employee)
    Uniontown, PA

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


    Pros: I have great local and mid-level leadership. Cons: The company is still catching up to the 21st century… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Not good

    Teller (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

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


    Pros: Benefits are good ....that's about it Cons: Turnover is high...company is constantly changing staff! Advice to Senior Management: Practice what you preach! More
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