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First Niagara Financial President, Chief Executive Officer & Director Gary M. Crosby
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Pros
  • Worked with some great people, flexible work schedule (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mortgage Consultant in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Mortgage Consultant in Canton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great conscientious place to work

    Cons

    Management has flexibility. This is good / bad depending on your level of management. If you can work unstructured, this is an asset for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going


  2. "Personal Financial Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time

    Pros

    Flexiable schedule and unlimited commission potential.

    Cons

    Good amount of bank work is needed.

  3. "Great people, great opportunity."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional, team oriented, empowering opportunity with supportive management.

    Cons

    Frequent corporate buyout speculation interferes with morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in your current positions long enough to realize more of our potential..


  4. "Enjoy working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is great. People are helpful and friendly. Starting pay is decent. Bank holidays!

    Cons

    Sometimes management doesn't communicate as well as they should. Don't expect a huge increase even if review is stellar unless you are in management.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the staff below management are the company's "legs". Without us, nothing would work or run smoothly. Not to say this is all of managment. Overall FN is a great place to work and feel appreciated.


  5. "No Work..only play"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Great culture and opportunities

    Cons

    Not a great place to start your career


  6. "Relationship Banker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people no mater what branch you're at. Very competitive pay and a much more professional and knowledgable staff compared to other banks.

    Cons

    Lofty sales goals, systems and software are a step behind the competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Technology upgrade, more recognition and comfort for sales role positions. Hard to perform when you are worried about job security.


  7. "Senior teller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work with a great group of people

    Cons

    Constantly pushing sales with sometimes no benefit to me

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing bank who are attempting to build a infrastructure to support the growing business."

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

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

    Pros

    Heavy investment in IT coming in the near future. Lots of opportunity to find a project that interest you.

    Cons

    Infastructure is lacking. Company grew to fast and focused more on acquisitions then it did profitablility and internally.


  9. "First Niagara has a local feel for a large company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    FNFG was very flexible and the culture was great. I learned a lot from upper management.

    Cons

    Working in a cube, you aren't able to interact as much with fellow coworkers.


  10. "Great local and mid-level leadership"

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    • 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.


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