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GTE Financial Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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3.5
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64%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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GTE Financial CEO Brian Best
Brian Best
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits including time off(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great culture, great people, great environment to work in(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful company with great opportunities!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTE Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Community involvement, Branch Growth Opportunities, Fun, and Management

    Cons

    Branch traffic is heavy at times

    Advice to Management

    I have been here for a few years with the organization and have seen positive changes from the new CEO and the branch management team. The organization just went through a restructure which allows us to clearly see a path for growth and created new opportunities to be promoted within the branches. Our reviews are metric based now which takes the guess work out of knowing my value to the organization or what my leader...

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    GTE Financial2019-08-17
  2. "Perception Isn’t Always Key, Performance Is."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried Management in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GTE Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Impactful in the communities in which the organization serves through it's philanthropic efforts.

    Cons

    Although there are in fact growth opportunities, it is very difficult to grow. The current management at the VP level and below hound on “perception” and use that as a means for preventing the ease of growth. Especially when performance and other key metrics of an employee is above the median “effective” score of 3 in the 1-5 rating scale used for quarterly reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Consider not using perception as a reason for whether or not someone is able to grow to their full potential and achieve other positions. Specifically, the perception at the lower management levels is that the higher management levels are able to treat others in a way that is perceived as degrading, disrespectful and not valued. Which is in fact being done currently. Yet higher level management is afforded growth while...

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    GTE Financial2019-08-16
  3. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Relationship Officer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GTE Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth in the business.

    Cons

    Sudden changes sometimes affect employment

    GTE Financial2019-07-17

    GTE Financial Response

    July 23, 2019Internal Communications & Knowledge Manager

    We’re glad that you agree that there is great opportunity for growth here at GTE Financial. We have great employees, so we work very hard to develop them and create a defined career path to keep them engaged! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us – we appreciate ...

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  4. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTE Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very competitive pay and opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Many chiefs with limited experience micromanage minimal sized staff of workers.

    GTE Financial2019-06-29

    GTE Financial Response

    July 3, 2019Internal Communications & Knowledge Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We work very hard to be one of Tampa’s Bay’s Best Places to Work (and Top Workplaces) by offering very competitive pay and benefits. As you pointed out in your review, we provide many opportunities for growth. We have a defined career ...

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  5. "Stellar environment"

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    Former Employee - App Dev 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GTE Financial

    Pros

    Super positive work environment Everyone is super friendly The management was helpful The Tech Solutions team was so much fun to work with

    Cons

    I cant think of any downsides

    GTE Financial2019-06-26
  6. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Care Team Lead in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTE Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supervisors and management are helpful.

    Cons

    Work Saturdays almost twice a month.

    GTE Financial2019-04-10

    GTE Financial Response

    July 3, 2019Internal Communications & Knowledge Manager

    We agree that we have the most helpful supervisors and management! We always want to give our members the best experience possible and that means being available when they need us – and that means Saturdays. They appreciate your dedication to service and so do we! Thank you for all ...

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "No longer a best work place"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GTE Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team, Pay, Members. Regular incentives for employees, career advancements.

    Cons

    As of 2019 I could not recommend GTE to a friend as employment. A restructure recently took place that has made things stressful and overwhelming. Recently hired District Managers micro manage more than I’ve ever seen at a traditional bank and this is a Credit Union. Despite meeting goal quarterly expect to have to take part in having to create plans because meeting goal isn’t enough. If you are not at 100% you are failing....

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    Advice to Management

    It shouldn’t have to be said but don’t overwhelm your employees, don’t micro manage and don’t treat your teams like meeting goal is not good enough. It’s disrespectful and decreases moral.

    GTE Financial2019-04-09

    GTE Financial Response

    April 30, 2019Internal Communications & Knowledge Manager

    We couldn’t agree more that the people, pay, members, incentives and career advancement all rock here at GTE Financial. Those are the things that make us a Top Workplace and a Best Place to Work in Tampa Bay. We are sorry to hear that your work-life balance isn’t what it should be. ...

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  8. "Great Culture and a Learning Environment"

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

    I have been working at GTE Financial part-time

    Pros

    The people are as nice as it gets at GTE. They really work well together to make a good culture and they work hard to train you up.

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow. They usually hire within which is great, however since the company is not too big it can take a while to get where you're trying to go.

    GTE Financial2018-08-28

    GTE Financial Response

    September 5, 2018Internal Communications & Knowledge Manager

    Thanks for the review! We agree the employees here are very nice, which helps makes our culture great! We also foster a learning environment by providing a wide range of courses so our people have the skills they need to succeed not only in their positions but in life! As for your ...

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  9. "Member Service Advocate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GTE Financial part-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons.

    GTE Financial2018-08-22

    GTE Financial Response

    August 29, 2018Internal Communications & Knowledge Manager

    We’re glad you enjoyed your time here at GTE Financial. We work hard to ensure that we hire the right people who are a strong fit for the positions. That’s how we put together great teams like the one you were a part of. That’s one of the many reasons we are one of Tampa’s Top Workplaces. ...

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  10. "GTE in Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GTE Financial full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Free food and events.

    Cons

    Expectations can change rapidly.

    GTE Financial2018-06-21

    GTE Financial Response

    June 22, 2018Internal Communications & Knowledge Manager

    You nailed it with your free food and events comment - we do love to eat at GTE! We strive every day to live up to our Top Workplace ranking. We are an innovator in the industry and that does sometimes cause expectations to change rapidly. But like all things, we must change to grow!

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