Meridian CU

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Meridian CU Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Colleagues, Company No Longer Aligns to Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Meridian CU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are fantastic; Benefits Above Average in the industry.

    Cons

    Meridian promotes itself internally and externally as respecting their employees and members, but with the growth over the last 7 years it's reached the point where it's more like a bank. Increased turnover; GroupThink; and dysfunction between teams. Instead of continual improvement, it's more like 'if reports show something bad, change the report'.

    Salary in St. Catharines is below industry standard; Work Life Balance is not easily maintained depending on the department you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth need not be the primary motivating factor for the organization - remember your roots! The idea of having to constantly merge and grow can only serve to take away your community and member focus in the longer run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Vicious Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Meridian CU full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learned about project management, the politics of mergers and acquisitions.

    Cons

    Nasty politics, confused leadership and constantly changing goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose one direction and be honest about your motives.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disapointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Segmentation Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Segmentation Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Meridian CU full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Salary and Bonus Structure

    Cons

    Unfocused, disorganized management. Entire departments were disposed of and not replaced. Undefined job boundaries (all the work of the other departments, not in the original job description fell to other unqualified people)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you're actually looking to accomplish before hiring major employees. If entire departments are disappearing around one manager, maybe it's time to look at the root cause of the issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity however upper management is very strongly managed

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

    I worked at Meridian CU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have great people working working for them

    Cons

    Do no try to think outside the box

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impression the staff have is that the power is run by a few z

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