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Gary R. Fix
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Commercial Closing"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at First Federal Of Lakewood full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Community Bank with Real Compassion for the Community

      Cons

      Pay less than the market

      First Federal Of Lakewood2015-11-14
    • "Teller II"

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      Former Employee - Teller II in North Ridgeville, OH
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at First Federal Of Lakewood full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fair pay and decent benefits

      Cons

      Stand all day, sales, new accounts expectations

      Advice to Management

      Be in touch with your branch personnel

      First Federal Of Lakewood2018-11-14
    • "Teller"

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

      I worked at First Federal Of Lakewood full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Close to home. Hours were good. Customers were nice.

      Cons

      Poor management. Low pay. Branches are dirty. Poor human resources. Security is very bad. Always giving more work to do. Co workers will lie to get you in trouble if they don't like you. Immature management. Will give you bad reviews at bonus time.

      Advice to Management

      Management is very immature and poor.

      First Federal Of Lakewood2018-09-07
    • "Great Job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at First Federal Of Lakewood full-time

      Pros

      Quick to teach you Good benefits

      Cons

      Lack of Communication skills Promoting is based on who “likes” you opposed to if you have the experience and skills to perform a job

      First Federal Of Lakewood2018-07-27
    • "Not for minorities"

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

        I have been working at First Federal Of Lakewood full-time

        Pros

        It helps pay the bills.

        Cons

        Racist, white supremacy environment. Minorities are only hired to meet the requirements of Auditors, then they are fired for any reason they can find or forced to quit do to uncomfortable work conditions. Minorities are only promoted for appearance, and they are required to carry the workload of multiple employees. Caucasian employees get favorable treatment and assignments. Culture is very cliquish... "Good 'ol boy"...

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        First Federal Of Lakewood2018-08-19
      • Helpful (1)

        "Teller"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at First Federal Of Lakewood full-time

          Pros

          Its a nice bank to work for and Its a mutual bank and it really gives back to its communities.

          Cons

          Sometimes people get promoted without having any experience in their newer position.

          First Federal Of Lakewood2017-12-01
        • Helpful (3)

          "Management"

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          Former Employee - Residential Lending in Lakewood, OH
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at First Federal Of Lakewood full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Standard working hours. Employees truly care about the customers.

          Cons

          This company has always employed/promoted underqualified managers but the upper management shift over the last few years has completely changed the culture of this company. It is apparent that sales/numbers are the only driving force anumore. Unfortunately it has come at the expense of good, dedicated, long term employees. Also resulting in unsatisfactory customer service. It is very apparent to the employees that...

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          Advice to Management

          Take the time to train and develop employees before moving or hiring them into management positions. Be sure they are trustworthy and build relationships with their teams. Avoid managers that feed into the drama. Instead bring on people that will promote a positive, healthy work environment.

          First Federal Of Lakewood2017-11-21
        • Helpful (2)

          "Loan production assistant"

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          Current Employee - Loan Production Assistant in Lakewood, OH
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at First Federal Of Lakewood

          Pros

          Great coworkers, decent hourly wage, good benefits.

          Cons

          Serious lack of training.

          Advice to Management

          Invest some time- it is in everyone's best interest.

          First Federal Of Lakewood2017-10-19
        • Helpful (1)

          "Management"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at First Federal Of Lakewood

          Pros

          Stable financial position. Rank and file staff are good minded-care about the customer. Customer is not perceived as a "number"

          Cons

          Use to be a small-minded thrift. Kept the business plan simple. Trusted everyone. Don't see that anymore. Promoted people with no qualifications except for bringing in sales at any cost.

          Advice to Management

          Trust your people, they will then trust you.

          First Federal Of Lakewood2017-08-07
        • Helpful (1)

          "Improving"

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          Current Employee - Retail 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at First Federal Of Lakewood part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great community. You'll learn a lot. They are improving technologies, benefits, and employee trainings

          Cons

          They ask a lot of their managers (running several offices without pay increases) which makes you uneasy about company growth. Wish they paid more along industry standards.

          Advice to Management

          Show people you appreciate them by paying more. Some of your employees would easily bleed for this company because they are so loyal

          First Federal Of Lakewood2017-01-19
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