Fairwinds Credit Union Employee Reviews

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Great Place to Work
Member Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLOctober 27, 2018
Fairwinds is a very good place to work. The branches are very busy which gives a lot of opportunities to grow and develop. Fairwinds likes to promote within, which make employees feel that the sky is the limit. On the downside, branches don't have breaks besides 30 min lunch ( there is no 10 to 15 minutes breaks and bathroom break are very difficult).
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lots of opportunities to make a career
Cons
no breaks
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4.0
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Descent Place to Work
Member Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 22, 2018
Flexible schedule, thirty minute lunches, closed on Sundays, rotating Saturdays off, quotas for monthly sales referral goals, unlimited paid referrals.
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Excellent
Member Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Winter GardenAugust 22, 2018
Opportunities to move on in the company, team work. Management is excellent, Christmas parties. Schedule with flexible hours is great. Paid holidays. They take care employee.
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Culture
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Nothing, excellent company to work for.
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3.0
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Competitive and fun work place
Mortgage Loan Officer (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 31, 2018
Fast paced work place, learning never stops management lets you do your work and support you if needed. Workplace culture is relaxed and enjoyable. Great team of people to work with.
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Great place to work
Member Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 12, 2018
I loved the company and people I worked with back then. The president also gave back to the employees. I banked with them and they are now more bank than credit union so I don't know if that reflects the changes in its work culture there as well.
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4.0
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Fairwinds credit union
Vice President (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLMarch 12, 2018
Normal Bank environment that requires focus and attention to Regulations and banking knowledge. Learning everyday that not all clients are made alike. Work culture is collaborative. Enjoyable part of the job is the benefits
Pros
perks, discounts, benefits
Cons
collaboration can take up to much time
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4.0
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Strong company
Relationship Manager (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, FLFebruary 2, 2018
The company cared about advancement from within. There was a lot of training offered to get you ready for the next step in your career. Great people to work with for the most part.
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Poor Management
Member Services Manager (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLDecember 12, 2017
The mnanagement structure is poor at every level. New ideas are ignored. They operate like every other bank. If you like working for banks, then go for it.
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5.0
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Quick paced
MSR (Current Employee) –  FloridaOctober 19, 2017
Enjoy this company very much. Very flexible and caring company. Treat their employees very well with benefits and on a daily basis. Would recommend the company to anyone.
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Fairwinds Credit Union is a great place to work
COMMERCIAL SPECIAL ASSETS OFFICER (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 9, 2017
Fairwinds Credit Union is a great place to work. I've worked with them for 9 years and have developed many friends, associates and business contacts. The culture at Fairwinds promotes member advocacy and family. They take the mission of promoting financial freedom seriously and provide excellent customer service with this in mind.
Fairwinds won the Orlando's Best Place to Work on numerous occasions. I highly recommend Fairwinds Credit Union as a place to work and do business.
Pros
Active in the community
Cons
Limited growth potential
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Excellent way to start a career
Mortgage Loan Originator/ Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 11, 2017
I love working for Fairwinds the pay is great & I have a wonderful crew but I would rather have one main area to focus on, such as mortgages. In my current role, I wear many different hats & I feel I can be a more productive employee focusing in one main area
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All about the bottom line
Member Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 3, 2017
All the company cares about is the bottom line. At the branch you need to make referrals or else you will be written up and there is never enough staffing and call center is a joke. The VP is a horrible person, he picks and chooses favorites and if you aren't one be prepared to pack your things. Turnover is so bad like you wouldn't believe.
Pros
Pay is decent
Cons
Management
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Run away
Member Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 27, 2017
This is the worst company I have worked for the call center is no place where you can advance. The managers are unhelpful. The thing they care about is you answering the phone.
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5.0
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Excellent place to work.
Financial Advisor Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 9, 2017
They trained you and help you advance to your maximum capacity achieving your professional goals. Benefits are also well proportioned and is my experience you can advance within. Recognizing your efforts are a common practice and you will be rewarded for them.
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Loved it
Member Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 28, 2017
Fairwinds was one of the most enjoyable jobs I have ever had. Not only was it great pay in an excellent work environment but I also learned so much about banking and financial institutions while I was there.
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4.0
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Good company.
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMarch 2, 2017
Learned many new things being an accounting assistant.
But was long hours, very hectic and far from my home.
Company was good, but had some cons.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
training was bad. had to learn on own
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4.0
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A professional and fast-pace working environment
Temporary Help Desk Associate (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLFebruary 13, 2017
This company offered excellent training and benefits.There were many opportunities for growth and development in the financial field. The work culture was very professional.
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none
BANK TELLER & MEMBER SERVICES REP & LOAN PROCESSOR (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 1, 2016
I've worked with this company for over a decade, it had its ups and downs. Through it all I persevered and continued working. Management had high overturns.
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none
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none
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2.0
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Pressured Sales & Lots of turnover
Customer Service Representative II (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLMay 2, 2016
As a MSR (teller) sales goals are strongly strongly encouraged to meet every day if goal not meet monthly job can be terminated. Most turn over is 3 months to 1 year do to transaction errors and stress do to pressured sales goals causing unhappiness with job or laid off because of sales goals not meet. Good job for used car sales men back ground.
Pros
Hour's and pay good for mothers and College students
Cons
pressured sales and lay offs
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3.0
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Okay company
member service representative / call center (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 16, 2015
Focus on referral goals a lot. quit a few MODs and some of them are not very helpful. Release time counts against you, have to answer calls within three rings. Member can only stay on hold for two minutes at a time. You have to keep checking with member every two minutes or you will get an IM from manager letting you know member on hold for more than two minutes. This can be Very annoying especially if you are waiting on an answer or help from management which can take forever for them to get back at you. Also the policy about attendance isn't the best. You are allowed the first three and any beyond that will count as a point against you. It doesn't matter if you have a doctors note. By your third one, you will get a write up. The call center can be stressful, a 30 minute lunch break isn't enough to get your mind right. Calls are recorded and you are evaluated every month on five picked at random. MODs are always eating, most of them and gossiping.
Pros
meeting new people
Cons
short lunch, referral goals
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