OneWest Bank
2.6 of 5 87 reviews
www.owb.com Pasadena, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

OneWest Bank Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
OneWest Bank – Austin – “Bevo the Bull at Grand Opening”

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2.6 87 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

OneWest Bank President & CEO Joseph Otting

Joseph Otting

(39 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Slow to change

    Auction Manager (Former Employee)
    Pasadena, CA

    ProsGood work/life balance, flexible hours, fair salary.

    ConsPoor training, over the top managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tons of opportunity in a bank that truly cares about their customers and following the rules!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits. Strong upper management with forward thinking vision. The company knows where it wants to go and is heading in the correct direction.

    ConsSome situations are handled with more fire-drill type reaction rather than being pro-active. Recent downsizing/switching business focus have left the work environment unstable with high tension.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it easier to ensure the best people are in the job rather than the political choice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Descent company in the banking industry

    Teller Lead (Current Employee)
    Pasadena, CA

    Pros-Lots of direct support from your upper management since there is a small staff
    -Training in HQ is always a positive experience
    -Opportunity to move up
    -Lots of interaction with Regionals & VPs
    -Positive enviornment
    -Back Ops team is incredibly patient and helpful

    Cons-Standards are sometimes vague and questionable
    -Probably the only bank that does not have evnvelope free ATMs
    -Bonuses should be structed individually instead of being based by branch deposit growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork is ethical. Would recommend

    Consclients can be exhausting. Really have to elaborate.

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    company sold...

    Underwriter (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsI really enjoyed my job, and most of the management as well. Great opportunity for advancement.

    ConsAs other reviewers stated, there was a lot of favoritism. The biggest "con" is that the company sold their loans, and reverted to outsourcing. This led to a company wide lay off, which was very disappointing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much to give, as only a few managers left until the finalization of the lay offs. Previously, I would have suggested to offer more training to the customer service reps, and further training to most managers. A lot of them depended on tenured employees for answers.

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    Great environment at the branch, somewhat lacking at corporate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the best people I have worked with and some of the best clientele I have dealt with. The company provides the opportunity to connect with the clients on a personal level and earn their business, as opposed to just sell them stuff. I enjoy my position, in my location. It may differ slightly elsewhere however.

    ConsLack of direct support from the corporate level, commissions are capped and they are payed quarterly, low hourly salary wage compared to other companies such as Citi and Wells Fargo for Personal Bankers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease hourly wages and offer more sales support and offer more tools to the branches to make sales

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work but now downsizing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsOWB has been a great place to work.

    ConsDivision assets sold, jobs on the decline or already eliminated

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    Decent place to make money while obtaining skills

    Bankruptcy (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsCo-Workers, room for advancement, casual.

    ConsTop management, unaware of the reality of the departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyable place to work.

    Investor Reporting Analyst II (Current Employee)
    Pasadena, CA

    ProsThere is good pay and benefits.

    ConsBank will be sold in the near future so jobs may be eliminated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Spec II (Former Employee)
    Pasadena, CA

    ProsGreat People to work with and for.
    Job is very easy
    Department tries their best to keep things interesting
    Can be promoted very easily as well as move around different departments.
    Office environment is always good.

    ConsHr and Salary pay is not that great, and don't expect a raise any time soon. I didn't get a raise in over 2 years.
    The Computers their are very slow and can get frustrating specially when your job is time sensitive.
    If you are a people person and can make friends easily, then you will have a head start getting promoted. It doesnt matter how good you are at your job. The Bosses friends will always get promoted first in this Company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's better to be friends with the Boss then be good at your Job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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