Kinecta FCU

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Kinecta FCU Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
21 Reviews
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Kinecta FCU President & CEO Keith Sultemeier
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    compensation

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    Current Employee - Crystlal Reports in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Crystlal Reports in Manhattan Beach, CA

    I have been working at Kinecta FCU as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay increases were steady, not cost of living but if you did your work you got something. The benefits were alright, typical ppo and hmo. Time off depended on how many years worked got a set amount of hours each check for number of years worked. Leadership was shadow, unless there was a major company change. Supervisors were super depending on their temperament. Overall it was a quality job.

    Cons

    The locations had small parking lots and the cubicles were small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase cubicle space

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This is the type of place you want to make your home! Friendly, challenging projects & have fair expectations.

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Manhattan Beach, CA

    I have been working at Kinecta FCU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlike a majority of IT environments at other companies, the egos are at a minimum which makes any hurdles that come along from time to time much easier to resolve. When concerns come up about a project, if you're part of the process, regardless of your title, they will hear them out and weigh them in. Well thought out core values, they really do care about their employees, so we can focus on taking care of our members. It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Lunchroom food is horrible, bring your own or eat out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    KInecta Member Service Rep II

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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Kinecta FCU part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great and nice. The company reaches out to the community. Mission and vision of company are highly demonstrated. STaff is given necessary resources to succeed. Overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    Its slowly becoming into a bank type environment with aggressive sales goals and task. Little or no room for advancement within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Kinecta has many third-party software to support

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Manhattan Beach, CA

    I worked at Kinecta FCU full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great, courteous and nice. The culture of the company is that it wants to reach out to the community; so there are ample opportunities to help the community.

    Cons

    It is hard for a Credit Union (CU) to compete against big banks, given that both CU's and big banks operate under similarly stringent regulations. You would want to learn to be frugal with the CU's resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team is very approachable, and they listen to input from employees. The management team's business acumen is high, but their action is very cautious, slow and steady. As a result, the revenue stream is also slow coming in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    VP position, worked at main branch 6 yrs.

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    Former Employee - Vice President in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Kinecta FCU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the first four years they had great CEO and top level management. Good work ethic among colleagues. Always a challenge that gave numerous opportunities to learn new skills and be recognized .

    Cons

    Board fired several CEO's in quick succession. Hired another CEO that laid off approximately 80% of VP replaced by former employees of CEO. For the first time in its history the company was in the red.needless to say that CEO was terminated. All this term oil at the top has produced a long lasting effect of distrust with Management and high turnover and low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management not likely to take advice from this type of forum, much less a former employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible, horrible company

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Manhattan Beach, CA

    I have been working at Kinecta FCU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great parking lot and location.

    Cons

    Shortchanged on commission regularly, given more work without pay or promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot run a business with a skeleton staff, hire more ppl and place them properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The work/life balance is great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA

    I have been working at Kinecta FCU full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours allow for a good work/life balance, good location right off the 405 freeway, nice people to work with, and dynamic work.

    Cons

    Minimal room for growth, slow moving to make decisions, very bureaucratic, not particularly stable, significant turnover over the past few years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unstable environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Kinecta FCU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The associates are great to work with and their benefits are great. They also have flexible work schedules and they pay well. The banking side is better than the loan side.

    Cons

    Lending operations are struggling and unstable. Management doesn't seem to be really be interested in the staff. Make loans and cutting costs are their focus and nothing else matters. I don't think that top management really knows what is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to really find out what is going one by communicating with the working staff and find new management who can engage the staff and make the company a good place to work again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Don't Work Here!

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Manhattan Beach, CA

    I worked at Kinecta FCU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Convenient branches located in South Bay area.
    Good benefit package for employees.
    Always hiring.
    At one time, this Credit Union was ranked the 10th largest in the nation.

    Cons

    Higher than average turnover for employees in this Industry.
    Low employee morale is always kept a secret.
    Continuous budgeting cuts eliminate jobs frequently.
    Senior level positions also have high turnover. Check the company history to find how many times they have changed the Chief Financial Officer position in the last 5 years! Also VP and SVP positions..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board members have always been an "Old Boy's Club", with a tight reign on the day-to-day management of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Confused Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA

    I worked at Kinecta FCU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees make the best of it to try to boost moral with events in each department. Many employees have been there a while.

    Cons

    Many employees feel stuck. They are comfortable enough not to try to find other employment, but dissatisfied, and constantly complain.The company has some great leaders at the Director or VP level, but since the company has had very little good direction, the hands of the good leaders have been tied. The company is a credit union but acts more like a mortgage bank. They took a very "Countrywide" business plan due to the fact that many countrywide employees came to Kinecta. COmpany moral is low due to many rounds of layoffs. Board of Directors have turned the credit union into a good olde boys club. They have all been on the board for countless years and don't know how to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your roots in member service and being a credit union like Lockheed FCU, or Western.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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