At Commerce, we understand that diversity encompasses the entire human experience - age, cultural background, personality, ability, life experience and many other dimensions. Diversity is about the wide spectrum of perspectives that each individual brings to the table in the workplace and in everyday life as a result of their experiences.
We view ourselves as a super-community bank which means that while we have the products and technology to compete with larger national financial institutions, we deliver our services to our customers with a high personal touch normally associated with smaller, community banks. Our customer promise is that we will ask, listen and solve to meet each customer's diverse needs.
As we look to the future, Commerce Bank is dedicated to identifying, developing and implementing business strategies that support new and emerging customer bases and growth opportunities.
Our Core Values
- We have a long term View.
- We collaborate as One team.
- We act with Integrity.
- We are Customer focused.
- We strive for Excellence.
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is one of the ways in which we live our values.
Commerce Bank traces its roots back to 1865 when Francis Reid Long came to Kansas City with $10,000 capital and started a bank, the Kansas City Savings Association. By 1890, the bank, then named the National Bank of Commerce, was the largest bank west of Chicago.
Commerce Bank has always been an innovator. In 1928, the Company began the first 24-hour transit department in the country. This helped speed up the transit of checks between banks. The 1960s saw the introduction of the first full-scale International Department and, in 1984, Special Connections, the first card in the market to have the combined features of a credit card and ATM card, was introduced.
Excellence has been recognized by the industry. Commerce Bancshares was ranked fourth in the $5 billion to $50 billion asset category on Bank Director magazine’s 2012 Bank Performance Scorecard. For the fourth consecutive year, Commerce Bank is among the top ten on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Banks, ranking ninth on the list from Forbes. Commerce Bank is one of the 17 new members included on the 2011 KBW Bank Honor Roll of banking institutions that achieved positive earnings per share growth over the last decade, regardless of the economic environment. Commerce Bank is number six on ABA Banking Journal magazine’s list of Top Performing Big Banks with total assets of $10 billion or more.
Since it was founded more than 145 years ago, Commerce Bank has continually expanded its long-standing investment in its people, technology, product offerings and service channels to bring the utmost value and convenience to its customers, thus improving the bank's ability to serve the evolving financial needs of its customers. This strategy, coupled with the bank's community involvement, has given Commerce Bank a leadership position, enabling the company to create value and generate corporate growth over time. Since its inception, Commerce has evolved and grown considerably in the banking industry.
Commerce Bank's O'Fallon, Missouri Banking Center is the first bank branch in the state to receive LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Company’s customer promise, We ask, listen and solve is not just its brand, but also its corporate focus. With this platform, Commerce is continually building its long-term franchise while paying strict attention to asset quality and expense management. Commerce provides a full range of financial products to consumer and commercial customers including: lending, payment processing, trust, brokerage and capital markets services. Serving its customers from 374 locations in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado and commercial offices in Cincinnati, Nashville, and Dallas, Commerce uses a variety of delivery platforms including an expansive ATM network, full-featured online banking, and a central contact center.
Commerce Bank will be the preferred provider of targeted financial service in our communities based on strong customer relationships. We will strengthen these relationships by providing the right solutions that combine our technology, expertise and financial strength. Our goal is to create customer loyalty, shareholder value and employee satisfaction.
Be Accessible, Offer Solutions, Build Relationships.
A Culture of Inclusion
At Commerce, we are committed to being an employer of choice in the communities we serve. We recognize that our workplace diversity makes us a stronger company. We value, embrace and leverage the variety of perspectives that our individual differences in - experience, thought, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, religion and ability, among others - provide in strengthening the Commerce culture.
Fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce supports the engagement, innovation and productivity that allow us to better serve the needs of our customers and communities, now and in the future.
"At Commerce, emphasizing our commitment to inclusion and diversity as a core component of our business strategy is one way in which we live our values. Because of this commitment, we are able to attract and retain top talent while more closely reflecting the markets we serve. It allows us to build long term, valuable relationships with both customers and suppliers, which drive efficiency and growth. Ultimately, we recognize that it places us in a stronger position for ongoing success as the demographics of our marketplace and world continue to change."
- David Kemper, Chairman & CEO
"Commerce believes that our people are our most valuable, sustainable resource and our greatest competitive advantage. As such, our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where employees are valued for their diverse talents and perspectives is vital to the engagement, innovation and productivity that position us to anticipate and proactively adapt to our customers' changing needs. By honoring this commitment in how we work together and how we do business, we enable employees to reach their full potential, and in doing so maximize shareholder value."
- Sara Foster, Chief Human Resources Officer
Employee Engagement and Education - At Commerce, we strive to create a work environment where our employees are engaged, enabled and energized to support our key results. We identify opportunities to support an inclusive culture and help our employees to build their capacity and competency around inclusion and diversity.
Recruiting and Representation - Commerce continues to create and utilize intentional, sustainable strategies to ensure meaningful representation of diverse talent in candidate/applicant pools, such as partnering with diverse organizations and targeted schools.
Talent Development and Retention - We are focused on providing every employee the opportunity to achieve personal and professional success and contribute to the company through coaching and mentoring as well as internal and external leadership development programs.
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I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
No one gets fired (unless you seriously violate an HR policy). Good benefits. Laid back. If you're looking for a company to take with you to your grave, this would be the one.Cons
No one gets fired. 'Nuff said.Advice to ManagementAdvice
They really need to do more market research on compensation for jobs in the local markets. I know that financial institutions generally are not as competitive in this regard, but it's really ridiculous when the annual salary increases does not meet the rising cost of living or inflation. The only real way to make more money is to get promoted (generally a 5% jump) or salary negotiation with an offer from another company. But that only works if you've been there for a while and you're worth anything.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
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Recruiter contact, phone interview, in-person interview, offer made. Fairly quick process; less than 60 days from start to finish. All questions about the organization answered promptly and satisfactorily. Realistic portrayal of job responsibilities, company culture and expectations. Professional process overall.Interview Questions
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Commerce Bank is a Missouri-based company with a super-community approach to doing business. We currently operate in more than 360 locations with banking centers in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado along with a number of regional sales outlets. We offer an array of sophisticated financial products and services delivered with high-quality, personal customer...
Mission: Commerce Bank will be the preferred provider of targeted financial service in our communities based on strong customer relationships. We will strengthen these...