Northwest FCU Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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    Awesome Place To work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Northwest FCU

    Pros

    Benefits can not be touched! Great Benefits. Pays more than other financial institutions.

    Cons

    Just did a reorg, upper management got compensation, lower level employees did not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth.

    Recommends
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    People helping people

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

    I have been working at Northwest FCU

    Pros

    Benefits! Good 401k match, Coworkers are awesome

    Cons

    No career advancement, no work life balance, poor communication from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Member focused, some opportunities to grow, poor schedule and work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Great vacation/sick leave compensation, bonuses were generous in the last 2 years when the company saw great growth and the medical benefits were fantastic. I had many opportunities to grow professionally during my 5+ years at NWFCU and when I left the company was working in middle-management.

    Cons

    The work-life balance and schedule were detrimental to my experience at NWFCU. The Call Center and branches were open until 7pm, even though the branches weren't very busy in the evenings. When working until 7, you were expected to work until 7:30pm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not worth dancing with the devil for great benefits and pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Lots of nice coworkers. Some flexibility in work schedules. Good industry training. Promotion potential for younger workers. Lateral moves common too.

    Cons

    Too many politics, favoritism, and unfair labor practices since former CEO retired in 2010.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism and treat employees with fairness across the board, no matter who is friends with whom, etc. Watch out because one day, you are going to get caught for your unfair labor practices, and it will cost you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IT support

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Portland, ME

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

    Pros

    good compensation time off and 401k

    Cons

    High stress level and difficulty submitting reccomendations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and options to purchase training materials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Northwest FCU

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Pay is Decent, Job advancement

    Cons

    Tough to move up
    Favortism
    Low Morale of Employees

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