Hudson Valley FCU

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Hudson Valley FCU Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Slighlty underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU

    Pros

    offers inexpensive benefits packages and a great company overall

    Cons

    lower pay than similar companies

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Political to the extreme

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Great company that continues to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial service representative

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    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)

    Pros

    Great company values with great benefits to match

    Cons

    Some late nights, on busy days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was such a great company, slowly deterioirating

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work,but not much upward mobility.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve software used especially internet banking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    interesting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Bank Investor in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Bank Investor in New York, NY

    I worked at Hudson Valley FCU as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good starter job, easy set hours, good intro to finances

    Cons

    low pay, interesting interactions from coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Better than most

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

    I have been working at Hudson Valley FCU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package which includes a very good amount of PTO, discounts on goods and services and activities to keep the employees engaged and involved in the community.

    Cons

    Salary is slightly lower than at other companies but perks and benefits help offset that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know we are a financially sound company and are grateful for the decisions made that allow us to be so. Small monetary gifts or bonuses are not guaranteed and would be received with much appreciation. Especially when we are provided with information of how great our previous year was.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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