First Commonwealth Financial

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First Commonwealth Financial Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
7 Reviews

3.2
7 Reviews
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First Commonwealth Financial President, CEO, Director T. Michael Price
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  1.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Lots of training when new processes happen.

    Cons

    Little ability for advancement; Expensive benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working here will ensure that it is in fact your "Time to be First"... out the door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    --Better than slavery
    --Bonus perk: Management is indifferent to employees whisteling "Careless Whisper" by George Michael while at work

    Cons

    --Poor compensation for job positions compared to other bank's in the area
    --Inadequate training, yet management expects performance
    --Mediocre benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a reason the employee turnover rate is so high--other Banks simply pay more for the same work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very Clicky

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Teller in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Banker's hours. Most employees are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Hard to advance unless you know someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent! And care a little more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Hometown Feel

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

    Pros

    Most days feel like family

    Cons

    Not much room or opportunity for professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to learn

    Current Employee - Credit Intern  in  Indiana, PA
    Current Employee - Credit Intern in Indiana, PA

    Pros

    New management, clear goals, growing company.

    Cons

    Low Salary, stagnant salary growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To attract talent (esp. Pitt market), offer Pittsburgh salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Teller Service Representatives

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

    Pros

    Extensive benefits-$30 mo for full employee medical (Spouse or family over $300 additional),
    3% 401K match. Many locations- Referral bonus if goal is met.

    Cons

    Many locations very short staffed-I am an over 20 year employee who has so much non-teller work on my plate I can't stay on top of my game regarding products/services. Many great employees, and as many not-great. If you dont like SALES, dont apply! Your happiness will depend on the office you are placed. Highest raise humanly possible is 3% -(request a decent starting pay)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please let eveyone focus on their jobs and ease up on the "high-5" type emails. Allow cross over of regions for staff support-you would save so much time and cost. Live your code of ethics and the list won't be necessary. Honesty, Fairness, Professionalism??? --way too elementary. Remember, ACTIONS speak louder than words.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Top Heavy Executive Structure

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

    Pros

    If you are breaking into banking there is an opportunity for you to move up the ranks if you are willing to trade a title for lack of salary. Most will work here get a title and then leave for "greener" pastures.

    Cons

    Too many Execs - There is a Executive for everything, which translates to higher options, higher pay for "elite" and lower more conservative pay for the rest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better sales tools, more defined leads development system, sales goals don't correlate to direct activity of sales people. Bonus structure is lacking. STOP HIRING EXECUTIVES FOR EVERYTHING!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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