Hudson Valley FCU Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Branch Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU full-time

    Pros

    Accrual of planned time off hours, good benefits, flexibility in hours

    Cons

    Not capable of earning more on top of salary, Very procedural, outdates systems

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to earn commissions


  2. Great Company but Slow Upward Mobility

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and work environment

    Cons

    Mandatory 9 month stay at each position before being able to switch jobs or get promoted, no matter the quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to be promoted sooner! You lose great talent due to this ridiculously strict rule.


  3. Best job ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU full-time

    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....


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  5. Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great especially PTO

    Cons

    Can't think of one. Great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Consider upstaffs


  6. Slighlty underpaid

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    offers inexpensive benefits packages and a great company overall

    Cons

    lower pay than similar companies


  7. Great company that continues to grow.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  8. Political to the extreme

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Team Leader in Brewster, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Team Leader in Brewster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Financial service representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Newburgh, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Was such a great company, slowly deterioirating

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Teller in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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