First Niagara Financial

First Niagara Financial Reviews

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First Niagara Financial President, CEO, and Director John R. Koelmel
John R. Koelmel
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    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Teller
    Former Employee - Teller

    I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time (more than an year)


    Amazing company to for. Provided great opportunities and covered tuition costs through Center for Financial Training. Gives back to local communities as well!


    Sometimes the branches get to busy for the number of tellers on the line. Inconsistencies between branches and rules could become stressful.

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    Have your computer system use photos- so when someone opens an account their picture will come up- tellers don't have to continually ask for IDA and customers don't have to get mad when they are asked eveyday.

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First Niagara Financial Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at First Niagara Financial in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received an email from a person who wanted to do a phone interview. We agreed on a time and had the interview. The HR person did change the interview time the Friday before the interview. Then when the HR person called me, she asked if it was still a good time for the interview.

    Some of the interview parts was ask about resume, what I have been doing? Where do I see myself down the road, past salary history). Shockley didn't ask me about what I did know about the FNG which I had my information all ready for that.

    At the end HR person said I would hear back from them within the next week. I received an email saying I did not get an in person interview.

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Headquarters Buffalo, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1870
Type Company - Public (FNFG)
Industry Finance
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

A lot of water and a few barrels have gone over Niagara Falls since First Niagara Bank was founded. Tracing its roots to 1870, the flagship subsidiary of acquisitive First Niagara Financial operates about 300 branches in upstate New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The bank offers financial services like deposits, loans, insurance, investments, and wealth management. Commercial real estate loans, business loans, and residential mortgages account for most of the bank's loan portfolio. Subsidiary First Niagara Commercial Bank accepts municipal deposits.

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