Pros: 401k, cool employees
Cons: no work-life balance, long hours, psychotic management, not enough checks and balances
I used to work for TEFCU. I came thinking I'd be getting better pay and and wonderful hours. Boy was I wrong!
You come in thinking that your typical workday is 7:45-4:15. But when you start working, you're overwhelmed. Most days were long. You don't want to be on the top floor and you definitely don't want to be working near the CEO.
She's a liar. She doesn't care about work-life balance. She doesn't care about your time. She doesn't care about staff. Within one year at least 35 people came and left and it hasn't stopped. She's still firing people and people are still quitting. Some employees quit with no job in the works just to regain their sanity. And let me tell you, there is life after TEFCU.
IF YOU ARE IN HUMAN RESOURCES, WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!! You'll always be interviewing, going to court to attempt at denying someone unemployment benefits, hearing from unhappy staff, writing blown-out-of-proportion termination letters, and reading tons of resumes. Being late once or twice will mean excessive tardiness. And leaving "on time" is out of the question. You leave when "massa" says you leave..If you write anything, be ready to draft it several more times. The CEO is never pleased. One HR person just left and never came back, it was so bad.
The CEO has the Board wrapped around her fingers. She makes money while everyone suffers. And she's always at work from the crack of dawn to the crack of dawn. If she could do it and get away with paying everyone a meager salary, TEFCU would be a 24 hour shop. If you work at TEFCU, you will work harder than you ever have. Pay feels like – more... it's better but compute the hours you work and you're making the same as your counterparts.
TEFCU is going to be run into the ground, so if you get a call from them, make sure to deny an interview. The only thing I learned from this place is that I should have trusted my gut and denied the offer of employment or left in the beginning. If you stay for more than a year and you're not a MSR, you're doing better than the norm. Most people will quit if they don't get fired first.
The only branch manager is like the CEO. She'll say or do whatever it takes to keep her job. Stay away from her and don't tell her anything. She'll report it back to the CEO. If you're already there, they're looking at your resume online to see if you're looking so be consistent. They're always trying to find out dirt about you. They care too much about feelings and can't be objective. The atmosphere is hostile and cutthroat.
Don't think you're irreplaceable. There's a employee list. You might as well throw it in the trash. It's always changing. Nearly a dozen HR staff, several Accounting Managers, and at at least half a dozen Executive Assistants to the CEO have quit or been fired. They all had one thing in common: they worked closely with the CEO. – less