Hudson Valley FCU Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. Best job ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for the credit union was one of the best jobs I think I'll ever have. Not only do they have some of the best bank products/services in the area (not just saying that because I worked there) but the company honestly cares and tries to do best by the members and that was the best part about it. Knowing that I could make a good paycheck working for an honest company made walking into work at 8am a little bit easier. I worked here for a little over a year and within 9 months moved up from teller to FSR with possibilities in other departments, so there's lots of room for growth and the management really works with you to help you get to where you want to go. My job was easy, I had a great team and even had my own office.. Couldn't beat it. Unfortunately I had to leave because I moved away, but honestly the hardest part was leaving this awesome opportunity!!! I absolutely loved being a FSR and imagine id love working in any department bc it's a great company all around.

    Cons

    Right before I left management/overhead started cracking down... Not too sure how much has changed!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing for the MEMBERS, I would hate to see HVFCU act like a bank....


  2. Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great especially PTO

    Cons

    Can't think of one. Great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Consider upstaffs


  3. Slighlty underpaid

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

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    offers inexpensive benefits packages and a great company overall

    Cons

    lower pay than similar companies


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  5. Great company that continues to grow.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff and management, great benefits, reasonable PTO

    Cons

    Promotions can be difficult to obtain, must be in the same position for an extended period of time


  6. Political to the extreme

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Team Leader in Brewster, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Team Leader in Brewster, NY

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people working there were nice and the customers were awesome...nothing much after that was good

    Cons

    The politics run everything if you are not friends with the higher ups your life will be miserable

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and realize other opinions should be values...also learn the CTR rules because you are not following them properly.


  7. Financial service representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Newburgh, NY

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company values with great benefits to match

    Cons

    Some late nights, on busy days

    Advice to Management

    Equal balance for fst positing, when always teller you tend to lose financial side of things


  8. Was such a great company, slowly deterioirating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Teller in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's not a terribly difficult job. Pay isn't terrible either, but low in the field. You can really connect with the members.

    Cons

    The members of management can be, at times, idiotic. They put employees on probation for practically nothing, matters for which a brief meeting with a branch manager would suffice. The pay is the lowest of any other bank. Many of the supervisors got their jobs because they're brown nosers instead of actually treating their employees with dignity. The hours can be insufferable at times, with zero flexibility. The point system is laughable at best. I understand why they have it, but it should be discretionatory, not regardless of any lateness or absense. They will give you points even if you are in the hospital. I wish I was kidding.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs a total overhaul. Treat your employees with some respect, not the showtune bs everyone who saw HVFCU get when they won best employer of the year. Actually listen to the tellers and FSR feedback instead of ignoring them.


  9. Rapid unsustainable growth has turned this once great credit union into a virulent commercial bank.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is decent. If hourly, no more than 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like numbers not human beings. Top heavy management. Profit over service.

    Advice to Management

    Get horizontal by cutting the fat at the top. Empower your employees.


  10. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in New Windsor, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in New Windsor, NY

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing. You feel like you are part of a large family. Compensation is good. Benefits great and opportunities to advance on a regular basis. I would love to work for HVFCU again if I ever move back to the Hudson valley.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. But works for the cost of living. Could be better. But the work environment makes up for that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within. Keep moral high even in tough economical times. Your employees make HVFCU. Keep them happy. Come to nyc so I can work for you again. Give more to the community.


  11. Great place to work,but not much upward mobility.

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

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The credit union offers great benefits for both full and part time employees. It has a very friendly work atmosphere and a decent work schedule.

    Cons

    Working as a Contact Center Specialist is one of the higher paid positions with the company. From this position there really is not any position to transition to unless you are willing to risk less compensation, wait a couple of years to get into management or find a position within the Training Department. The position itself is very stressful and you are not really allowed to leave your seat except for a half hour lunch and two 15 minute breaks. It can feel restraining at times because you feel as though you can't get up and stretch without being asked where you are going. Computer screens and phone calls are monitored leaving you with little to no privacy at all. Even asking a question to a co-worker seems like a difficult task because everyone is on the phone at all times. Members on the phone can be frustrating at times and increase the stress level of the job. Lack of advanced technology makes the job more difficult than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Improve software used especially internet banking.



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