First Niagara Financial

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Clear lack of direction and very poor senior level communication skills

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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 (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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    Current Employee - Teller in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Teller in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good ....that's about it

    Cons

    Turnover is high...company is constantly changing staff!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach!

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    FNFG teller

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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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