First Niagara Financial
2.4 of 5 42 reviews
www.fnfg.com Buffalo, NY 5000+ Employees

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No Room for Advancement. Cutthroat, High Pressure Sales Environment

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

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

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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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

 

The company has merged with too many Banks in a short period of time, and needs to get a handle on the processes work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


Pros: Great people to work with Cons: Upper management should be more organized with processes Advice to Senior Management: Better organization and communication to all levels of company 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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