A solid place to grow your career as it navigates the quickly changing world of Financial Services
Program Manager, San Jose, CA - November 17, 2015
Having been with Tech CU for a year now, I've found it to be a great place to grow my career. Credit Unions are part of the banking environment, which is undergoing huge changes and, in order to adapt, the organization has to experiment with a wide range of staffing models, service delivery ideas and technology shifts. Not all of those experiments are successful, of course. And change is not always comfortable, but the financial well-being of our Membership has always been front-and-center of the movement I've observed in my time here, with a strong additional focus on the employees' well being. This is also an incredibly friendly place to work: from my very first day I was warmly welcomed by a wide range of staff from all different departments and that spirit has not waned in the past 12 months. Of course, there's always room for improvement, and I look forward to being part of Tech CU's evolution for many years to come.
At their core, senior management lives the values of "Accelerate, Collaborate, Innovate, Cultivate" in ways that I have not found in previous employers. I've had some of the most interesting and intellectually challenging business-related conversations with the staff here since I was in grad school. I've observed a deep willingness to listen on the part of the Executive team, even if that doesn't always result in my ideas or opinions being adopted.
We do have a "Pay for Performance" culture, so bonuses and merit raises are very dependent on both individual achievement and the success of several annual corporate goals. This may be unfamiliar to some people, so if you're interviewing be sure to ask about the performance management structure. And it is a 50-year old company, so sometimes it can feel like turning a cumbersome battleship.
On the whole, I've never had a single regret for leaving a very secure position with my previous employer to jump into the work here at Tech CU.