First Niagara Financial

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

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

ProsThey 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPraise 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bank Teller (Former Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: make a greater effort to listen to front-line employes and address their concerns assist in professional development… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Financial Specialist (Current Employee) Albany, NY (US)

    I have been working at First Niagara Financial

    Pros: Great community environment in the branches, sales goals are important… Cons: There are people who work there that do not fit the mold… Advice to Senior Management: keep going on the path that you are going with your personel… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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