The pros FAR outweigh the cons!!!! But....There are some great people at First Tech. In general I really like the opportunities I have, and the independence and autonomy to deliver solutions. I have... seen a lot of improvements to different systems, teams, organizations, and programs in the last 10 years. Looking back I know we have come a very long way. I like that we are "Not for profit" - it isn't the same as "non-profit", but it creates a more positive culture than a traditional bank. I have a *huge* amount of faith in the current leadership of CEO Greg Mitchell and Chief Credit & Fin Officer Marito Domingo - they are very knowledgeable and I trust their leadership for me as a worker and for me as a member.
Overall the cons are very, very small compared to the pros!!! Unfortunately some of the great people at FT have left because they weren't allowed to work fully remote (even though they already work... only 1- 3 days a week onsite). The requirement to make people be onsite seems to be never ending and out of touch with reality (but this isn't unique to FT). There are too many silos and rejections to tearing them down and working together, even when we are required to do so (also - some teams don't share information even though it is required for your job). There are teams across the org that are paying for different systems that do the same thing - instead of talking and consolidating. So there are pockets of the things that are always challenging in any organization. But overall - again - the Pros far outweigh the Cons and I don't think many companies can say that.