First Federal Bank of Florida Employee Reviews

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Big fish in little pond!
Manager (Former Employee) –  FloridaFebruary 20, 2013
Small company trying to play with the big guys. Greedy senior management lacking in the experience and skills necessary to take the bank to the next level. They use the experience of seasoned professionals from other cities to generate relationships, learn about other profitable lines of business and claim the success. If they cannot grow it, they buy it and then discard the most talented employees once the bank no longer wants to compensate as promised.

If you are looking for a short term job and don't mind making others successful for little in return, then this is the company for you! The only long term employees you will find in the company live in Lake City and the smaller surrounding areas where employment opportunities are slim to none. Most do not work past 5pm Lake City time so they are able to have a "balanced family life." Don't try to solve a crisis after hours...banker's hours DO apply for the hometown folk.

If you are talented and located in any other area, apply with caution! You will be used and thrown out on your hands within 12-18 months.

Only the rural survive!
Pros
deep pockets with profitable balance sheet.
Cons
too greedy to share the wealth. lack of technology, experience and commitment.
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Nice place to work, not too stressfull, but very quick to fire.
FINANCIAL SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Bradenton, FLDecember 5, 2012
This is a 5 star bank, very conservative and risk adverse bank. This is kind of a bank where you would find in "Mayberry". The employees are down home and friendly. They have goals like all banks, but don't beat you up on a daily basis. They are very quick to fire employees. If you are not producing enough or make any mistake you are gone very quick, no second chances.
Pros
5 star bank, treat you with respect
Cons
very quick to fire, a lot of turnover and downsizing.
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Productive workplace where exemplary customer service is the #1 goal
Legal Assistant (Current Employee) –  Lake City, FLMay 12, 2014
I work in a fast-paced office and am responsible for preparation of foreclosure suits and handle the process from beginning to end. Working in this field of law, I run across some very difficult situations. The most enjoyable part of the job is the pleasant work environment and helpful and cooperative co-workers.
Pros
professional and pleasant workplace
Cons
cut-back in health care benefits
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Excellent management and company values
Consumer Underwriter & Training Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Lake City, FLDecember 1, 2013
I have worked at the First Federal operations center for 5.5 years and have loved every minute of it. The management are top quality and everyone is highly motivated to provide excellent service to both internal and external customers. Benefits are great with 12.5% matching 401k!!!
Pros
great benefits and 401k, great management, excellent teamwork
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Nice Atmosphere
Collections (Former Employee) –  Lake City, FLMarch 6, 2012
A nice place to work but the company does not compensate the employee for their worth. A small community bank caters to the customers, very complaint driven, but the people are really nice. If you just need a quick job this would be the place for you, and if you are seeking monetary rewards no need to apply here.
Pros
nice atmosphere
Cons
you will do 5 jobs for one pay
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A great place to work! Loved my position and working with people on daily bases.
Teller (Former Employee) –  Live Oak, FL.July 24, 2013
My hours were flexible, the management were very supportive and always there when needed!
Pros
had functinal opperation hours.
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Good Bank
Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer (Former Employee) –  Lake City, FLMay 12, 2012
First Federal is a growing bank that I believe has a lot of opportunities for individuals that are driven to perform and embrace their model.
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Great place to work
Clerical (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 27, 2014
Great culture; Great management team; Small business; Great culture but few opportunities for advancement
Pros
culture
Cons
advancement opportunities
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