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United Nations FCU Reviews in Long Island City, NY

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at United Nations FCU full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is completely under your control here. The company is very involved in the community, especially within the United Nations community. Tact and diplomacy are key. Company parties, bonuses and vacation buy-backs... big perks. generous vacation and sick leave policy.

    Cons

    If you are not versed in corporate politics and patience you will have a hard time here. it is a real career not a simple job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, it is the right direction; but take a moment to listen the the team on the ground. Keep the member first as you are already doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In and out mentality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at United Nations FCU full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generous salary and benefits for a call center.

    Cons

    This review is only for the Call Center (MDS - Member Directed Services). When I started in 2012, three people including two supervisors either retired or were terminated. As soon as I noticed this I made sure to not stay for too long. In my last year in 2013, seven employees from MDS either left or were terminated.

    This place is politically driven. If you like to say "YES" to everything and smile politely you will be just fine.

    If on the other hand you like to speak your mind with respect to the company, your days are numbered. Eventually you will be notified by HR that there has been an "incident" and it will be noted in your employee file. If you have enough of these you will eventually be terminated as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management of the department needs leadership and people skills. Micro-managing employees will seek them to leave the company at a fast rate. Supervisors have their favorite people they go to and will not involve you in any additional training to improve your skills. Management overall needs a complete overhaul. Everything is reports and numbers driven and they remove the human and social aspect of it which make them cold and callous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    You Need your Staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at United Nations FCU (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    UNFCU offers great salaries, and benefits to some staff

    Cons

    Most managers do not look out for the best interest of their staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some customer service/management courses that teach you how to treat your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    O.K.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance (depending on department and manager), free gym on-site, excellent benefits, pension, 401K match.

    Cons

    Room for advancement is extremely limited. The company is trying to expand but is limited by the charter. Politics can lead to termination. The once great benefits are slowly being taken away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Worker for UNFCU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at United Nations FCU full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Casual job good to great benefits. Most of the people are friendly enough

    Cons

    Money isn't always right and the chances to move up may seem limited depending on your stance in the company to begin with. Stay clear of MDS if you want to have a life outside of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The longest you can tolerate this place is 1 year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at United Nations FCU full-time

    Pros

    Vacation time, you get paid like any other job in the world

    Cons

    You are dealing with a politics driven company not an idea driven one. If you speak your mind, managers will make sure that your career there is ruined. It's not so much the amount of work you do, as it is the lack of respect you get for it. You'll be given impossible deadlines simply because they don't care about their employees. Despite all of HR's "training" you will be in shock with what people get away with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some management courses or read a few books on leadership. One thing that makes you realize we have basic human rights doesn't defy your pathetic sense of authority.

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

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at United Nations FCU

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Better communication from Executive Office on strategy.

    Recommends

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