Great Western Bancorp Reviews

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    Former Employee - Teller in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Teller in Lincoln, NE
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Great Western Bancorp part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience; Co-workers were amazing; learnt a lot while working for the company; promote from within a lot

    Cons

    Training was not hands on. The hours were not enough for me.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time in thoroughly training your staff it makes a big difference.


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    Lead Teller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Great Western Bancorp (Omaha, NE) in April 2012.

    Interview

    1st interview was with the branch manager. Pretty basic questions. Mostly related to banking experience, coaching, sales experience, and personality. 2nd interview was with the same branch manager AND another branch manager. Most questions were about job history, previous sales performance, and "What If" situations.

    Interview Questions

    • Any of the "what if" or "what would you do" questions   Answer Question
    • How would you motivate our tellers to sell?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Told them the offer was too low in the 2nd interview for the duties I'd be required to perform. My counter offer was not only accepted, but exceeded. Great Western Bank managers WILL LOW BALL you everytime. Act professional and remember it is apart of the business. If you ask politely and give solid reasoning as to why you need to be paid more, you should recieve a phone call within a few days saying your counter-offer was approved.

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Website www.greatwesternbank.com
Headquarters Sioux Falls, SD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (GWB)
Industry Finance
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Great Western Bancorporation is the holding company for Great Western Bank, which operates about 200 branches in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, as well as Arizona and Colorado. Founded in 1907, the bank offers standard services including checking and savings accounts, CDs, IRAs, and loans. Agribusiness and small business banking services are areas of focus for the bank. Commercial mortgages, construction and land loans, business loans, and residential mortgages make up the bulk of its loan portfolio. The bank also offers wealth management, trust ... More

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