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Desert Schools FCU Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun, good benefits, and its an amazing company (in 8 reviews)

  • The great benefits, and the awesome contributions they do for the community (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • opportunity for growth can be more complicated due to its smaller size (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "MSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Msr in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Msr in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Desert Schools FCU full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros are being able to interact with members, as well as being able to get paid for your performance.

    Cons

    A lot of maintenance to be done

    Advice to Management

    Work for your employees, not for yourself. Be a servant leader


  2. "Great company!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Teller in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Desert Schools FCU part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sundays off, holidays off, paid vacation.

    Cons

    Long days, usually 10 hours.


  3. "Business Member Assistance Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Member Assistance Center in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Member Assistance Center in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Desert Schools FCU (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy laid back and have a lot of down time

    Cons

    Does not pay enough for the work


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  5. "Loved the work and atmosphere, hated the pay"

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    Former Employee - Credit Assistance Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Credit Assistance Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Desert Schools FCU full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly co-workers, employee actives, decent training in banking and POI information

    Cons

    The pay was less than desired and not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great. They were very respectful and easy to work with. It is important to offer competitive compensation in order to keep good employees though.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Member Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Member Solutions Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Member Solutions Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Desert Schools FCU full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the managers I worked with were great on a personal level and genuinely cared about my development. Great benefits! The benefits are even available for part time employees and it included tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover while I worked there. They seem to be going through culture change and became more like a bank than a credit union. Management expected employees to push products and services to credit union members even when they didn't need them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on leadership development.


  7. "Not a pleasant place for developer talent"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Desert Schools FCU (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you can't say something nice about a place, then don't say anything at all, right?
    Decent equipment
    Pleasant building

    Cons

    They treat their developers like they don't know what they're doing. This is probably an outgrowth of the fact that they're absolutely not willing to pay for people who actually have a clue about the software art.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking for (and paying for!) people who actually know how to put big software systems together. Quit viewing software development as merely a cost center. Your business depends on it.


  8. "Feedback"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Office in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Back Office in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive training is offered to new employees

    Cons

    Salaries are low and inconsistent. Leadership is very weak and not effective


  9. "Teller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Paradise Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Teller in Paradise Valley, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Desert Schools FCU part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company with decent benefits. Offers some tuition reimbursement for part time employees.

    Cons

    High turnovers. Mgr wouldn't work with school schedule and would lock herself in the office all day.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and provide assistance when it's busy.


  10. "DS cares about their employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Office in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Back Office in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Desert Schools FCU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The CEO and many VPs put the employees first. They have ensured the staff has access to a cafeteria, tuition reimbursement and many opportunities to volunteer in the community.

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance within the company are limited in some instances and vary by position. This applies especially to individual contributors.


  11. "Been here too long...time to go."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Papago, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Papago, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Desert Schools FCU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some good people to work with-hard, honest workers.

    Cons

    Management is deceitful, especially in IT. They make you feel worthless and try to shame you into thinking you can't work anywhere else. The CIO is very condescending and encourages his management team to do the same.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Good people are leaving.


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