If I wasn't a science major, I would stay with FirstLight forever.
Teller I (Current Employee) – Las Cruces, NM – November 7, 2017
As a member owned credit union, FirstLight makes it the first priority to give back to the community around it. I heard this when I met the CEO of the company my second day of training, as he does with all new employees. This type of value system translates perfectly to the workplace. They give you the best benefits package possible, which kicks in after 90 days of employment (Except PTO and 401K, which kick in immediately and after two years, respectively). They make sure that you get bonuses and incentives for success, as well as plenty of training.
This isn't to mention the employees themselves though. Within the first month I worked there, I felt like I had made some lifetime friends already. The first two weeks of training at the administrative branch were incredible: everyone smiled and said hello in the hallways, people talked about how much they loved their job, and could be heard joking and laughing frequently. I have never felt like a company cared about me before joining the FirstLight Family, and it has felt like just that ever since. I have different plans in my life other than finance, but this company makes me want to drop all of that for them at times. And I'm just a teller doing the same stuff every day, but with the atmosphere and people I could care less. Its an incredibly good feeling to work for a company that actually does good for the world, and I couldn't respect them more.
Benefits, atmosphere, discounts, values, pay
Angry customers, moderate advancement opportunity