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First Financial Employer Reviews

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Not for me.
collection agent (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 30, 2014
Pros: hours
Cons: rudeness
They expect u to be very rude to customers. I didn't like it much, only because I'm never rude to people.
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Terrific learning opportunity
Accounting Specialist (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 22, 2014
Worked with annuities, insurance, 401K. Able to learn quite a bit about the financial industry and third-party administrators.
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Good place to work, if not for lack of work.
Member Support Specialist (Former Employee), West Covina, CAJune 10, 2014
Pros: again not to far from home
Cons: lack of work
I worked for First Fjinancial headquarters in West Covina. Again I did a variety of back office functions from payroll deductions, change of address, VOS's, ect. Great supervisors and great co-workers to work with.
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Great Place to Work in
Teller (Former Employee), Torrance, CAMarch 17, 2014
Pros: emoployees discount, hours are great
Cons: there will be a time of pressure and angry customers
Check my cash box
sign in to the works system
organized my desk/window
help customers with different cash or finanacial transactions
throught outh the day
finish the day balancing out 100%
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Good Office
Loan Processor (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 17, 2013
Pros: laid back
Cons: no chance for advancement
Small mortgage brokerage. I would place loans with a bank and then process the loan through closing. Management was good and atmosphere was good.
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Money Room
Collector (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZAugust 11, 2013
Pros: they played alot of games .money prize games
Cons: short breaks
The environment made the company very laid back do your job kind of place ..That to me made it a money room
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terrible enviornment, petty behavior by managers.
Data Entry Processor (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LAMay 29, 2013
My first 3 months were lovely, then the real set in. I was picked on, singled out, and lied upon many times til they decided to lay me off.
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Banking
Teller (Former Employee), Terre Haute, INMay 17, 2013
The average day of a teller: counting money, cashing checks, making deposits and so forth. Each day one could expect to preform these tasks over and over without fail.
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LOW MORALE
Retirement Specialist (Former Employee), Houston, TXMay 7, 2013
Pros: free dress
Cons: benefits, pay
This company is still stuck in the 1970's. They are so behind in technology, processes, and customer service. No advancement opportunities, and doesn't value employees.
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An enjoyable and interesting place to work with lots to learn.
Teller, Statement Processsor, Inclearing processor (Former Employee), Downingtown, PAApril 9, 2013
Working at First Financial was an unforgettable experience, the manager at the Thorndale Branch advanced my skills in banking by putting me in charge of accounting for all Travelers Checks. I was also asked to help with balancing the main vault.
My co-workers were some of the nicest people, and I still try to maintain contact with a few, but it is very – more... difficult as I am now working third shift. One of the most enjoyable parts was when the branch manager in Frazer bribed me with a huge chocolate chip cookie because she wanted me to stay on in Frazer.
Being one of the few tellers to understand certified checks, I took pleasure in training other tellers how they were created and how they operated. As an Inclearing Processor, I found it interesting to balance the account.
Reconciling the general ledger for all incoming checks was one of the most challenging and enjoyable jobs I've ever had. Other employee's said that they did not get it, and hated doing it. When I finally made sense of it, it became the bright spot in my day to see how quickly I could get it balanced, making sure that all the necessary details were included. Training others to reconcile the general ledger was a challenging and rewarding experience. – less
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Nice place to work
Account Representative (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZFebruary 22, 2013
Working for State Farm Insurance and learning how to skip trace I would say this was my first collection job when I came to the Valley management was great my co-worker was very helpful and meeting my goal also helping the customer .
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Learning a new field
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Winder, GANovember 25, 2012
Pros: learning new skills
Cons: working with an inexperinced manager
Set up program. Posted money to accounts. Took applications. Ran credit reports. This was my start to a new career. Management was also new and came in with great enthusium, but soon lost intrest in her job and became difficult to work with and became the hardest part of the job.
I enjoyed being trained and learn new skills.
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Productive and customer service
Treasury Management (Current Employee), Hereford, TXOctober 28, 2012
Pros: profit sharing, medical insurance allowed to join community clubs
Working with customers in person or on phone with troubleshooting and signing up customer. I have learned by working with this company to have good people skills and work ethics. Meet with co-workers every two weeks to talk about issues or new products and teach them to have good work ethics. Trying to encourage the younger generation on how important – more... customer service is because without customer we would not have a job. See our customers and meeting new customer and going over and beyond to help the customer out. – less
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Very fast paced environment with helpig instructors ad staff.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHAugust 3, 2012
Working here is very rewarding. Theres a lot that goes into teaching but also, a lot that comes out of it. Everyday I learn a lot more than the morning I entered into it and I feel that that is something not many jobs offer in this day in age. The teaching style is really relaxed so it just doesn't seem like your back in school again however, you are – more... learning just as much as if you were in school. The people are super friendly and are always willing to help. This is defiantly something everyone would look for in a first job, and quite possibly even a career. – less
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Supportive and Understanding Management
Financial Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), PAJuly 6, 2012
Pros: inside lunch room, training, opportunities for advancement
Cons: its cold in the winter
: A typical day at work filled with upbeat and positive challenges.
: I learned how to be more about the importance to insure your future
: The management has an open door policy, and they stand by their employees
: My coworkers are why I went to work everyday. They were a very positive bunch.
: The hardest part of that job or any job is to let someone – more... down
: The most enjoyable part of this job is the loyalty to its employees as well as it investors. – less
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Great location
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 1, 2012
The company is okay to work for to get on your feet. The work is easy. Company needs to work on communication skills.