First Niagara Financial

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No Room for Advancement. Cutthroat, High Pressure Sales Environment

Assistant Branch Manager (Former Employee) Allentown, PA (US)

ProsGreat Benefits. 100% coverage. Decent vacation package.

ConsManagement plays favorites from top down.
Fired some people for "policy violations" but not others for same "violations".
Cutthroat environment.
"Diversity" value prevents the company from firing under-performing employees"

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together or I wouldn't be surprised to see reverse discrimination lawsuits on the horizon.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Philly region

    Customer Service (Former Employee) Harleysville, PA (US)

    I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: The people I worked with daily. My vacation and… Cons: They lay people off left and right. They don't know… Advice to Senior Management: Know your market and stop putting fluff in your employees ears about the culture and how great it is. Not really that great… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Horrible Place to work

    Professional (Current Employee) Buffalo, NY (US)

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


    Pros: Pay is fairly decent though there are some slugs who… Cons: Management by fear. CEO is a bully, and other senior people are intimidated by him. He's a dictator. A lot of scared and… Advice to Senior Management: Leave. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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