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Ascend Federal Credit Union Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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  1. "I have found my home with Ascend!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many pros. Growth opportunity, outstanding benefits, competitive pay but most importantly a vision that I can stand behind. Ascend really cares about their members and their employees. I feel like I am compensated fairly for my position. Ascend pays for 100% of my medical insurance premium and I get more time off here than anywhere I have been previously. I truly feel like I have found my home.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons. My good days far outweigh my bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Passport
    Former Employee - Passport
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is a wonderful place to work. I worked at a branch as well as corporate. The coworkers were the best part. There are some truly wonderful people at Ascend! The pay is decent and the benefits are pretty good. Lots of opportunities to move up!

    Cons

    My supervisor didn’t care about us peasants. The only time she talked to us was when something needed improvement.

    Ascend Federal Credit Union Response

    Mar 21, 2018 – Senior Copywriter

    We work hard to ensure our work environment is a place where employees feel valued and appreciated. We thank you for your feedback and wish you the best.

  3. "Teller"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and PTO, sick and personal day.

    Cons

    The place is full of snakes

    Ascend Federal Credit Union Response

    Mar 15, 2018 – Senior Copywriter

    Thank you for your feedback regarding benefits, paid time off, sick, and personal days. We are sorry if you were not happy with your work environment because we go to great efforts to take care of... More


  4. "A Great Place To Work In A Boring Industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Federal Credit Union part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay

    Based on what I hear from other people doing the same job for other companies this was good pay.

    Very Thorough Onboarding

    2 weeks of training at the main office.

    Opportunity For Advancement

    There were tons of paths up the chain.

    Cons

    Boring

    I was a teller for only three months and obviously, that is a very transactional job that did not take a ton of thought. Looking around the whole banking industry is boring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Remote Lending Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company. Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Dress code is strict for a back office

    Ascend Federal Credit Union Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Senior Copywriter

    Thank you for your positive review. Regarding your comments about our dress code: Ascend is part of the financial industry where dress codes tend to be stricter. We relaxed the dress code last year... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Part time teller"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good values, good rates

    Cons

    Smyrna Branch management, understaffed, little to no flexibility for part time students

    Advice to Management

    Part time students are part time for a reason. Mosts classes run between 9a-6p so open availability is unrealistic. Work with part time students or just hire full timers. Let employees evaluate their management as well.


  7. "Teller I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time

    Pros

    great membership and employer! I always enjoy interacting with the members!

    Cons

    Depending on your location, the management is not always consistent.

  8. "Worst Company In History"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time

    Pros

    The only Pro is the stability that this evil establishment will never go out of business.

    Cons

    This company is ran by backwoods hillbillies. It's ran by 99% women. Nepotism is rampant. Manger's of their respective departments have no understanding or history in the subject matter, they were just college roommates or elementary school friends with the hiring manager.
    This company makes no technical decisions by themselves because their management team knows nothing of I.T. They hire out independent contractors and pay them whatever they ask regardless of whether or not it makes sense. They spend their member's money like it's monopoly money.
    The pay here is laughable. The company holds no respect for human beings as people or individuals. They live in a cocoon of a small town where they've never seen how the real world operates outside of themselves.

    Advice to Management

    This place is beyond being able to do anything with advice.


  9. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing which is unusual in today's job market. Salary is average and they use the excellent benefits to supplement to be in line with local competitors.

    Cons

    Departments and office run on minimal staff resulting in unfavorable work life balance. Managers do not seem to be very understanding or accommodating when an unexpected life event occurs and you must be absent although you receive excellent benefits including vacation days. A lot of the management professionals have long tenure resulting in a dated culture.

    Advice to Management

    Contribute to work toward being more open to the evolving work place culture.

    Ascend Federal Credit Union Response

    Feb 13, 2017 – Digital Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We do strive to promote a company culture that values a positive work/life balance. But, we’re always looking for ways to improve. We’ll take your comments under advisement.


  10. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ascend Federal Credit Union full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and great benefits package

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive,


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