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Bank of the West Chairman & CEO J. Michael Shepherd
J. Michael Shepherd
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    The people were really nice and friendly. I managed to learn a lot while interning there and was always helped.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Bank of the West as an intern (less than an year)


    The hours are good, the work is real and the environment is stimulating, but not too extreme.


    Sometimes there could be more work that interns could receive.

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    Try to involve certain interns more in order to develop their interest in staying with the bank.

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Bank of the West Interviews

Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014

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    Vice President Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bank of the West.

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    I was referred by a current employee. HR recruiter was pleasant and professional. She followed up regularly and kept me updated on progress. 1 on 1 in-person interview with hiring manager was only 45 minutes. Was invited back to meet with key several senior managers and head of division. Salary negotiation was straightforward. One of the most positive hiring and interview experiences in my 20+ year career. Unfortunately, the work experience as an FTE is the opposite.

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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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