South Carolina FCU

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South Carolina FCU Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Simply the Best

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    Current Employee - Service  in  North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Service in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at South Carolina FCU full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I joined this company looking for one that had values consistent with my own. Found it! The organization supports many different cultural perspectives and places attention on leadership and development. From my perspective, management maintains an open door policy and strives to communicate why something is being done. Sometimes, this does not sit well with others, but for me, I understand that not everyone can be pleased all the time.

    Cons

    Realizing there is no easy solution to dealing with people who do not get their way then blame it on favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support the core values and lead by example.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company.

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    Former Employee - Teller  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Teller in Charleston, SC

    I worked at South Carolina FCU full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and co-workers. Great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A positive attitude makes all the difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at South Carolina FCU part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company has been very flexible with me as I have been in school. As my school schedule changes, they adjust my schedule as needed and they do not make me feel like I am contributing any less than the next guy. They have bent over backwards to accommodate me. Co-workers that have been in financial crisis because of a house fire or a medical illness have been compassionately taken care of financially by management and co-workers. I have worked at four financial institutions, and this is by far the best I have worked for.

    Cons

    There can be some drama between co-workers, but you will get that anywhere you work. You just need to learn quickly who creates the drama and avoid that person and do not get involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The idle chit chat about other departments and people needs to stop. If you hear this happening, please pull that person into your office and put a muzzle on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the Best Places to Work in SC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at South Carolina FCU full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union has been voted one of the best places to work in South Carolina. An employer of choice organization, South Carolina Federal is a wonderful place to work.

    The people here are professional, hard working, compassionate individuals who value a work / life balance. Compensation is above average and is fair across the board. The benefits are outstanding. We pay very little out of pocket for employee insurance coverage. The company offers a 401(k) with a fantastic match. There are lots of non-traditional benefits, too, including a wellness program, an onsite gym, free flu shots, onsite lunch vendors for employees, and additional opportunities throughout the year to earn or win additional time off.

    Employees here are given the tools and management coaching they need to succeed. South Carolina Federal also has a top-notch learning center that provides numerous opportunities for traning and development throughout the year. The company encourages promotion from within and takes every opportunity to do so when appropriate. The culture here is one of teamwork and helpfulness. The company also is very involved in the community and gives back to several local charities. Coming to work at South Carolina Federal is by far the best career move I've ever made!

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at South Carolina FCU

    Pros

    The pay is over market because of the level management you have to deal with.

    Cons

    Favoritism is the name of the game here. They have more managers than they do employees in some departments and not everyone is treated fairly. If you do not fit into their social events they will force you out. Management is terrible and communication is even worse. Save yourself time and don't bother.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop breaking fair employment laws. Stop having 8 managers for one group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Neutral - some experiences were very positive while others were not.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC

    I worked at South Carolina FCU

    Pros

    Incredible benefits. Flexible time off - several days given each year, can be used as vacation, sick time, etc. Unheard of 10% match on 401-K. Outstanding in-house training opportunities. Nice, new facilities. Very well known in the area and growing rapidly - a prestigious place to work.

    There are a good many women in management positions there, which is true of many credit unions. Women who hit the "glass ceiling" at banks often leave to work for credit unions.

    Pay is pretty good, but not as good as banks, but banks can usually afford to pay more because they are for-profit while credit unions are nonprofit.

    Generally, the people who work there are very friendly and there is a positive team spirit and a firm commitment to providing the best level of member (customer) service.

    Cons

    Some managers are excellent while others are not. With the poor managers, people are often hired or promoted based on personal reasons (i.e. social connections outside of work, etc.) rather than their job skills or interpersonal skills, and there is considerable favoritism which takes a huge toll on employee morale.

    Also, the credit union is often named "employer of choice" for providing good "work/life balance" through reduced full-time shifts, leaves of absence, etc. -- but, in reality few employees get to take advantage of these programs, because they are solely at the discretion of the manager, and most managers simply refuse.

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