Commerce Bank Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, always job openings

    Cons

    Pushy sales.
    More is constantly expected.

  2. 11 years of directly contact with executive management in client facing roles.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    solid, steady, well capitalized,

    Cons

    political, non-collaborative, centralized decision making, questionable integrity and ethics in terms of hiring practices and treatment of employees,

    Advice to Management

    Change out the old guard....

  3. Prefer to not comment on Commerce Bank at this time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commerce Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, many openings, small company environment.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are available but not the best.

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  5. Great First Job

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    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great organization to learn and train within the banking industry, then take those skills to other competitors who can appreciate your skills.The bank operates on the same value system it was established on many, many years ago. They operate as a family unit, very tight knit and hard to penetrate the upper echelons.

    Cons

    Employees are often pigeon-holed into a certain role, limiting upward mobility. Compensation is far below the competition and the "creative math" the company uses to justify the salaries is comical.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Talk is cheap

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    Former Employee - Retail in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Retail in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Commerce Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Salary and benefits are competitive with in market. Human resources department offers a lot of opportunities for community involvement.

    Cons

    Talk a lot about developing and promoting from within, but reality doesn't support that. In addition, Sr. Retail Management manages by fear and intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    Retail management manages by fear versus inspiring and supporting employees.

  7. collection

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    Former Employee - Collector in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Collector in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Commerce Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very good with bonus and schedules and was easy to call in if needed and was able to talk to manager if you need someone to talk to

    Cons

    did not like management or style on how they conduct business very sloppy and unorganized will not refer anybody to work there

    Advice to Management

    need to be open mined and know the team your working with

  8. Very cheap

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    Current Employee - Trust Department in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Trust Department in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, job stability since the bank is extremely conservative. Free coffee if that can be considered a "pro". Free water too (from the water fountain).

    Cons

    Compensation for current employees is poor. Raises are maxed at 2 percent each year. New employees are being paid considerably more for the same roles of those that have been with the company for decades and performing well. Employee insurance is poor as well. Commerce has increased employee contributions, decreased company contributions and reduced benefits. Employee benefit reduction has been a "positive value add" noted in their SEC filings under the MD&A.

    Advice to Management

    Quit neglecting your internal employees. Given the extreme bump in high-level employee turnover, I would think this may pop up on your radar.

  9. Not appreciated and more expectations without higher wages

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee Mission, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee Mission, KS

    I have been working at Commerce Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefit and several locations

    Cons

    Wasteful use of money with sales rally and sale brochures instead of decent raises to employees that would help with the increase of the cost of living. Bonuses and salaries of upper management should be frozen or cut because without the workers the goals of the company would not be met. Bank regulations have cut into revenue and customers and employees will pay the price. Customers will be charged for everything the bank can think of and employees raises will either for some no raise and others a very small increase that will hardly make a difference in their take home pay. Upper management gives themselves huge increase in their salary without a care of their employees and their struggle to make ends meet.

    Advice to Management

    If they care about their employees and want employees to like working for them, then start showing it. Give employees better raises and stop threatening employees with their job by not shoving bank products down customer throats because the more products sold to customers the more revenue for the bank.

  10. Stifling!

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Can't take work home with you.

    Cons

    Micromanagement by mid level managers. Absolutely no privacy, even to the point of timing of restroom breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating bankers as sales people. This should be a service position.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Commerce Bank could be great, but they drop the ball in unethical management and disrespect for entry-level employees.

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    Former Employee - Teller
    Former Employee - Teller

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Pros

    Good job for a college student. Opportunities to move up. Benefits package.

    Cons

    competitive pay, but benefits package unattainable on the salary (which made it unusable), unethical managers, insignificant raises, men are paid much more than female employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the retail employees with more respect and appreciation, as they are the first person your customers interact with.

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