- Associated Healthcare Credit Union12.Nov 2015
You will hear from one or two of the higher ups about how well, you're doing, but you'll have to break your back with most to even get them to utter a 'not bad but this could be better'.
Support from management
The management has a few winners, but the culture has evolved into a 'do as I say, not as I do' environment with an emphasis on micromanagement and no support.
The ones on the front lines are the ones who really shine, and they're asked to do things that are not only above their pay grade, but also that over extends them and expect executive level results with little to no training.
Freedom to work independently
There's nothing to say here except that they ask too much of their employees for the wage they offer.
Again, the ones who shine here are on the front line, not the main office. Not much from the main office unless it's in a weekly meeting.
Attitude towards older colleagues
It's supports a younger crowd well, but if you're looking for a decent career after being in a better position, they'd rather get rid of you if they think you make too much. I saw this happen with more than a few of their older employees, and it's a morale killer.
They aren't very supportive of people trying to enter in to a higher position at a later time. They'll hire someone from outside the company to fill those positions, and they seem to be proponents of nepotism.
Overall compensation for your work
Not bad for someone just getting in to the financial or sales field, but nothing to write home about.
Office / Work Environment
Nothing to note here. It's what you would expect from a credit union.
Great support for its clients and needs, no doubt.
Not bad, but management will make you feel bad for needing to take care of family first should the immediate need arise.
The board displays a helpful and cutting edge credit union ready to meet their demands, but the people I worked with discussed why it didn't come close to their ideal image on a daily basis.
Don't get too many raises. Chances are that in a few years, you'll be making too much and they'll find ways to get rid of you.
Your average workplace.
Always something to do, which can be good or bad depending on the situation. However, with not much praise or some real reward system for the employees who bend over backwards to appease management, this can be defeating.
Inclusive / Diverse
A decent spread between male and female, as well as diverse backgrounds.
Suggestions for improvement
- Listen to your employees and apply some of their ideas instead of smiling and offering every 'cookie cutter' response, such as 'we'll look into it' and doing nothing. Don't overextend them to the point that they can't excel at their job. Give employees a reason to want to stay and genuinely care about the place they work for by offering ways and opportunities to reach a higher position. People have nothing to look forward to in 5 years if you keep hiring from the outside rather than picking one of your own to fill the void.
What I like about the company
They genuinely care about the people they serve.
What I dislike about the company
Lack of support for employees, hypocritical in work and personal assessments, subpar direction from leadership with unrealistic expectations.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyAssociated Healthcare Credit Union
- CitySaint Paul
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014