People's United Bank

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People's United Bank Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
124 Reviews
3.0
124 Reviews
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People's United Bank President & CEO John P. (Jack) Barnes
John P. (Jack) Barnes
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great People thought the entire state of NH (in 8 reviews)

  • Very good benefits so people tend to stay longer then other companies (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Very sales oriented with little to no thought about the actual needs of the customer (in 4 reviews)

  • Very aggressive sales goals without the technology support or infractructure to facilitate such high goals (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at People's United Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, sense of job security, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    outdated systems, very slow to change and progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on CT instead of focusing on VT when making hiring decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mortgage Account Officer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People's United Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People thought the entire state of NH.

    Cons

    Commission are on the low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the good people you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Work Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Associate in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Associate in Manchester, CT

    I have been working at People's United Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company offers the opportunity to move in as many different directions as you want. There are tons of opportunities to learn about different products and services and earn certifcations. They are very flexible with employee work schedules and take into account life circumstances. The PTO is good and the holidays off are better.

    Cons

    You have to be very independent and persistent to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more interst in your personal employee's .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great regional bank to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Banking Intern
    Former Employee - Commercial Banking Intern

    I worked at People's United Bank as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great. Extremely welcoming and always very helpful. The work environment overall was exactly what I was looking for. Definitely a growing regional bank that will hopeful penetrate new markets in the near future.

    Cons

    The systems were a bit difficult to use and they definitely need updating. Luckily this problem was being worked on while I was employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate the systems so that data is more readily available and easy to manipulate. Be a bit more transparent about where employees stand.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to start your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Service Associate
    Current Employee - Financial Service Associate

    I have been working at People's United Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn the retail banking environment. You get great exposure to banking, sales, customer service, networking and building relationships. The experience has taught me to be entrepreneurial, and the importance of working well with others. Teamwork and focus is necessary to make goals.

    Cons

    Challenges are the same for any retail environment. You need to have to have good connections inside the bank to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share everything you know with your employees to help them grow. Never show your employees a negative attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoy where you work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I have been working at People's United Bank part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atomsphere. Great employees who will make you want to come into work.

    Cons

    Sales driven. But it's a bank what do you expect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at People's United Bank

    Pros

    Good people, really care about your success

    Cons

    Poor lending software which creates a bottleneck effect in workflow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Still a lot of growing pains

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at People's United Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Like any bank, you have many career options in other divisions/ departments if you have the interest. They have great strategy and vision as a company.

    Cons

    The strategy is lost on the employees by "burning and churning." There is a huge disconnect between what senior mgmt believes and what is felt/experienced in the field. A lot of great people have left for lower stress, greater recognition and higher pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconnect with the field - adjust your execution based on the challenges of what ACTUALLY takes place on the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Start, but a Long Way Up From the Bottom

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT

    I worked at People's United Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly managers and co-workers, workload was manageable. Work-life balance was great - leave the office and no worries until you arrive at work the next day.

    Cons

    You are living the Office Space life - white walls, gray cubicle in the "cube farm" floor setup. There are ways to work your way to a bigger and better job, but opportunities are not exactly plentiful and the extra money you would make is nothing to get too excited about. That was just my experience - not necessarily the true reality of the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for advancement - more programs in place to help you reach the next level of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Former employee. Great bank to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People's United Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well respected in their communities.

    Cons

    Perceived as out of town bank based in CT.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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