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Bank of the West Chairman & CEO J. Michael Shepherd
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    Former Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager  in  Sanger, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager in Sanger, CA

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        I strive for continued excellence
        I conceive exceptional ideas to increase quality member service
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    The opportunity presented at this time is very interesting, and I believe that my strong technical experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include

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Bank of the West Interviews

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Bank of the West in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    My resume was submitted by a recruiter. I did a phone interview with a potential colleague. I passed & was moved on to to do interviews with 4 more people in the same day, one on one, which included the hiring manager, another manager in the same Finance department, another manager in accounting department, and another manager. Apparently I didn't pass the test during my 2nd interview & I saw him shake his head as I was passed on to the 3rd interviewer. I guess this gave him the pass to not be nice to me. During the interview he mentioned that looks like my current company does not hire talent. He also asked me specifically about someone on my floor, asking if I knew him.q The last interviewer was actually nice & courteous to me which I appreciated. Even if I didn't pass muster, please treat me with respect as I spent a whole day there trying my best and took time out of my work to go there.

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1998
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Bank of the West can't "bear" the thought of customers banking elsewhere. The bank (which uses a bear as its logo) has about 700 branches in some 20 states in the West and Midwest US. Catering to consumers and small to midsized companies, Bank of the West offers deposit accounts, credit cards, insurance, investment products, trust services, and financial planning. It focuses its lending on residential mortgages and consumer loans, which together make up about half of its loan portfolio. The bank targets businesses in the agriculture, commercial real estate, financial... More

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