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"Clear lack of direction and very poor senior level communication skills"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Team Leader in Buffalo, NY
Current Employee - Team Leader in Buffalo, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Co-workers
OK Salary for WNY
OK Benefits
Flexible time/shifts

Cons

Zero advancement in IT unless you come from outside the company.
Lack of focus/too many projects in flight.
Heavy effort to out source all services they can.
Sr. IT Leadership are all talk/no action.
More project mangers then they know what to do with.

Advice to Management

Start at the top and work down quick. The relationship between IT and business units is horrible and only getting worse. Pick a handful of projects and work on those to completion. Listen to the people in the trenches instead of high priced/low yield consultants.

Other Employee Reviews for First Niagara Financial

  1. "Great local and mid-level leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Financial Associate in Uniontown, PA
    Current Employee - Personal Financial Associate in Uniontown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have great local and mid-level leadership.

    Cons

    The company is still catching up to the 21st century in some ways.


  2. "it's okay."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in East Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Teller in East Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, HR & Tech center is very helpful.

    Cons

    Advancement within company takes a while.

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