First Niagara Financial - Does not promote within. | Glassdoor
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"Does not promote within."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company has acceptable benefits and holidays, bonus and yearly merit.

Cons

Company does not seem to promote within or try to develop employees along the way so they will a chance pursue their career goals and be more satisfy with what they are doing.

Advice to Management

Company should value its employees and use good talents. Promote continous internal development in functional as well as leadership training. This will give employees a sense of satisfaction in their jobs, a loyalty to work for the company, and a proud attitude in representing the company to promote the company's products and services to their clients. This will make make to employ work harder as this is the job they love.

Other Employee Reviews for First Niagara Financial

  1. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at First Niagara Financial as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good adaptable management inclusive culture

    Cons

    Not sufficient compensation comparing to effort


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership catastrophe"

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

    I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great logo colors; decent PTO; community involvement

    Cons

    Weak Leadership; Weak Organizational Development and HR departments; extremely political environment; little accountability; no infrastructure (although they are spending some major $$ just to catch up to competitive market) poor stability and portfolio ratings, ESOP plan decreased by>60% during 2012, stock price is pitiful.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the organization can only progress to the level of the leader--the organization has been set up to become a case study for learning by neglecting to properly assess talent and culture before executing M&A activity--listen to your employees before pulling the trigger, they are your greatest assets and have the ability to fill the gaps and blindspots of management. Also, competence levels of execs needs to be evaluated--many are in way over their heads.

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