First Niagara Financial

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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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    Good place to gain experience, but the bank culture leads to lots of red tape and a very slow pace.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great office culture, good benefits, lots of PTO, good work/life balance, great people.

    Cons

    Wages a bit below average, seniority > talent, bank culture is tight with costs and leads to slow processes to get certain things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider raising wages to help retain talent.

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First Niagara Financial Interviews

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    Auditor Interview

    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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Website www.firstniagara.com
Headquarters Buffalo, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1870
Type Company - Public (FNFG)
Industry Finance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (CAD) 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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