First Niagara Financial

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Immature

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lockport, NY (US)

ProsTop compensation for the area
Great package overall
Potential flex hours and emoting
Excellent culture, at least on paper
Decent building

ConsOld technology
Old mentality
Poor coordination among different groups/business units
Overall extremely immature in process, IT, etc
Blind choice of technologies by the business
Held together by bubble gum
Nowhere to grab lunch

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your direct reports, not your career aspirations

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Up and Down

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Albany, NY (US)

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Great coworkers. At one time, our department had their own corporate culture, and it… Cons: Sigh... well, having lived through the HSBC conversion and coming out (mostly) intact: the micromanagement of employees, the fact that we were outright told to… Advice to Senior Management: Try actually evaluating the quality of the people you hire instead of just mass… 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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    • No Opinion of CEO

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    IT: Nice People, Clueless Management

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Buffalo, NY (US)

    I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros: IT is young and vibrant at FNFG. The people are friendly and supportive. Times are tight for… Cons: The other side of the "young and vibrant" coin is their inexperience. For an enterprise IT environment, it's still a pretty small organization and… Advice to Senior Management: Slow down growing the org chart, and focus on the people you already have. Say "no" to the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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