First Niagara Financial
2.3 of 5 41 reviews
www.fnfg.com Buffalo, NY 5000+ Employees

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Immature

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

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

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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Disappointing , no room for advancement

Relationship Banker (Former Employee)

I worked at First Niagara Financial full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Convenient locations, very nice coworkers. Cons: Does not promote from within, raises are very small, sales pressure is ever increasing and… Advice to Senior Management: Value the people that built the company. Not everyone from outside is better than whom… More

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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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