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Grow Financial Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "GREAT place to work"

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

    I worked at Grow Financial full-time

    Pros

    people, culture, pace, benefits, autonomy

    Cons

    base salary, upward mobility, industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep the vision burning!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Relationship Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 Grow Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great work/life balance. Genuine care for members; not forced by unrealistic goals.

    Cons

    There are honestly none that I can think of.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great gym
    Good benefits
    Tuition Assistance

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Make sure to get things in writing do it doesn’t come back to bite you
    Upper management only speaks when they need something
    Favoritism
    Hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to know your staff better.
    Trust goes a long way and if staff knows they can depend on you, moral will climb upwards and people stay where they feel valued


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not for everyone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Grow Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Fun if you like arts and crafts
    -Everyone leaves at 5pm

    Cons

    -High school drama
    -Poor leaders
    -Overly"nice" almost like a cult, reminds me of Disney


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership changes everything"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grow Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything is great within your first year or two. I’ll start off with the pros. Majority of the people who work at Grow are great and so friendly. The benefits are probably some of the best - great healthcare and 6% match 401K. They value work life balance which is nice too. I think it really depends on which department you work in. Some departments have great leadership and team members.

    Cons

    Sadly, it usually takes one bad egg (marketing leader) to turn a great work environment into a toxic one. Toxic as in -creating a divide between their own department on purpose, playing favoritism, not showing up to meetings, and making rude comments. It was always very frustrating to have passion for your work and trying to give your expertise to help benefit the company to find out that leadership doesn’t trust it’s own team. The leadership on the marketing team held the whole department back because of the lack of his experience of the financial industry.

    Most of the C-suite does’t really want to try new ideas and usually feel threatened when other employees think of better or alternative solutions. They preach a culture of “life beyond the everyday” meaning they want to go above and beyond to anticipate member’s (customer’s) needs. But when in fact, they do the opposite. They rather inconvenience members to save themselves a few dollars.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Start to listen to your employees and try new things.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work, with one exception"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grow Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grow Financial really does display the "team" environment across all departments (see cons for the one exception). Grow Financial team members care about the communities they serve, the credit union is big on sponsorships and the Tampa Bay area. The benefits are pretty great - they'll give you 2% in your 401k and match you up to 6% so you have the potential of receiving 8% from the credit union. They also pay for your short term disability so if you go on maternity leave, that's a wonderful benefit. Health care costs are average.

    Cons

    The c-suite is very unaware of the important issues affecting the departments individually and the issues affecting the relationships between departments. The board doesn't showcase a breadth of diversity. The way they calculate bonuses and raises isn't really fair.

    One "bad egg" department (Marketing) affects the whole of the credit union. This is one department that could use some drastic management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the Marketing department more closely to evaluate what may be the issue there. With this department's unwillingness and inability to work with other departments, and just as important, to work among themselves, they'll continue to flounder.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dealership Relationship Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grow Financial full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were just awesome people.

    Cons

    Management is very luring and fake. Soaks up all your knowledge and then discards you. They are the definition of southern sweet. (Nice to your face and stab you in the back when you walk away.)

    Advice to Management

    Treat others as you would want to be treated and how you would treat those you care about.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great credit union to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay. They lookout for there employees.

    Cons

    To much change and restructuring at one time. I wish there was more communication


  9. "Commercial Loan Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grow Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    Reliance on third party vendors


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of the Best Employers in Tampa"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grow Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fantastic company culture that promotes from within
    - The best benefits I've seen of any local company
    - Skilled management team. Beth, Devin and Gail are all very good at what they do
    - Good work life balance. In 2 years I worked weekends twice. Both times were voluntary
    - Interesting, varied work with lots of projects

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. There's a reason so many talented people are drawn to the company.