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First Niagara Bank Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is great (not allowed to work more than 40 hrs) (in 15 reviews)

  • Great place great people in all locations (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Pending acquisition by Key Bank (in 13 reviews)

  • First Niagara Bank will be only a memory (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Shame its era is over"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Niagara Bank full-time

    Pros

    Excellent job culture, superior environment, smart work-life balance

    Cons

    Sold out to another bank


  2. "Poor culture"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Niagara Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Peers and other coworkers are great people

    Cons

    No long term focus. Management is not concerned with development.

    Advice to Management

    Change your outlook from one that is only focused on the current quarter

  3. "Great bank"

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    Former Employee - PFA in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - PFA in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Niagara Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great incentive, great flexibility and room to grow.

    Cons

    It's too bad they treated their employees so well. I think that could be reason why they went under

    Advice to Management

    Na


  4. "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Developer II in Lockport, NY
    Former Employee - Developer II in Lockport, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Niagara Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great culture in IT at First Niagara, really liked it there.

    Cons

    Too bad not everyone was able to continue with KeyBank after the buyout.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Niagara Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work and advance

    Cons

    There is not any I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Niagara Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Varied work; able to work independently; flexible hours depending on manager; bonuses

    Cons

    Never enough staff; long hours

    Advice to Management

    Managers making bad decisions


  7. "Risk Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockport, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockport, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company takes good care of employees. The company has been acquired and will not be an independent company in 2017.

    Cons

    Financial issues have created an acquisition readiness. The company has been acquired and will not be an independent company in 2017.

    Advice to Management

    Management is fair and pays attention to employees needs. No major issues related to First Niagara management.

  8. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Niagara Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love to help costumers.

    Cons

    display great customer cervices with too much work.

    Advice to Management

    keep continue working hard.


  9. "Segment Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Niagara Bank (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Traveling downtown can be rough


  10. "FNFG Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Niagara Bank (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In general good people and teammates
    Focus on work life balance
    Focus on engagement and Culture

    Cons

    Executive leadership was weak. Flimsy strategic vision that at times would change quarterly.


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