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If you like tele-marketing and high pressure sales, this is a place for you.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at First Niagara Financial

Pros

They do have decent benefits at a good price! 401K Match, Health Insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation, 1 week sporadic time, floating Holidays, all federal holidays closed.

Cons

The company has really bad products to sell, which make the job hard! They have you cold calling non-stop as well as putting people into products that really they really don't need. The pressure for numbers is high.... QUANTITY OVER QUALITY!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Praise your employees! There is little to no recognition for good work.... and even if you do have a good day on Monday, they are on your case again about numbers on Tuesday. It's all about NUMBERS NUMBERS NUMBERS!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at First Niagara Financial

    Pros

    good entry-level position to obtain basic experience

    Cons

    Hard to take advantage of training offered due to the immediate supervisor's lack of support
    Lack of support in setting/achieving career goals
    Lack of communication/respect towards anyone lower on the career ladder
    Lack of response to employee concerns from both the immediate supervisors and the HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make a greater effort to listen to front-line employes and address their concerns
    assist in professional development and goal-achievement, do not simply issuing directives
    be more aware of the day-to-day functioning of the offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Financial Specialist  in  Albany, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Albany, NY (US)

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial

    Pros

    Great community environment in the branches, sales goals are important as well as audits, but there is a community feel

    Cons

    There are people who work there that do not fit the mold of the company and the company does not get rid of them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going on the path that you are going with your personel and branches, fire people sooner when it is known there are problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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