Hard work, little pay, but you will learn a lot.
Pros: hour lunches
Cons: pay, lots of work depending on position.
You are working for one of the best credit unions; not only in the state of California, but in the nation. They will train you a lot, frequently and well. You work with a lot of people who are kind and friendly for the most part. The only difficult part about the job, is that management can be known to favor certain employees and let them slide more on certain things. The job, itself, is relatively easy once you get it down, but there is consistent information being sent to you on a daily basis via email. The constant new updates/info can make it difficult to stay on track as It is rather hard to remember all of the newer information. Then again, newer information typically means we are growing more as a company, which is a good thing.
The credit union generally cares about its employees. Do take advantage of HR and their resources. Do not be afraid to speak up.
The major disadvantage of working for a credit union in general is the pay. You must not expect to make as much as you would at a bank. Because credit unions are not for profit, they simply to not obtain the monetary means to pay employees more. Even if they do, I don't see it happening anytime soon.
The members of the credit union are generally kind and easy to get along with. You must enjoy working with people and do so well. You must be able to handle stress and not take things personally.
It truly is a great starting job for nearly anyone. Working at a financial institution will provide many transferable traits: teamwork, customer service, cash handling, problem solving skills, etc.
If you work for the credit union, do so with morale and ethics.
One last thing: You must be detail oriented.