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"Immature"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockport, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockport, NY

I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Top compensation for the area
Great package overall
Potential flex hours and emoting
Excellent culture, at least on paper
Decent building

Cons

Old technology
Old mentality
Poor coordination among different groups/business units
Overall extremely immature in process, IT, etc
Blind choice of technologies by the business
Held together by bubble gum
Nowhere to grab lunch

Advice to Management

Focus on your direct reports, not your career aspirations

Other Employee Reviews for First Niagara Financial

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Up and Down"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. At one time, our department had their own corporate culture, and it was fantastic. Advancement within your own area is extremely possible, despite what others say here.

    Cons

    Sigh... well, having lived through the HSBC conversion and coming out (mostly) intact: the micromanagement of employees, the fact that we were outright told to LIE to customers, the policies that are broken one minute and enforced the next... all very horrible.

    Additionally, the bank has begun using a temp agency to fill certain positions, leading to training groups of twenty that have no idea what to do, and that can easily dispose of half themselves within a months time.

    Also? The pay is not nearly enough.

    Advice to Management

    Try actually evaluating the quality of the people you hire instead of just mass hiring. It might help. Also, before promoting people, see how they do with employee engagement.


  2. "Chatham mgment is the worst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Chatham, NY
    Current Employee - Teller in Chatham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The training is great,learned much about the banking industry,met some great friends

    Cons

    Management at local branch was opposite of the rest of company. Seemed to believe her job was to cater to every possible cause but to deal with the bank. (republican events,etc). Personal life of management (mess)

    Advice to Management

    STOP. Look at what you have before you start on your next conquest. You are always going to be only as strong as your weakest link or manager

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