BankAtlantic
3.2 of 5 20 reviews
www.bankatlanticbancorp.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

BankAtlantic Reviews in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated Mar 25, 2014

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3.7 9 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

BankAtlantic Chairman and CEO; Chairman, BankAtlantic Alan B. Levan

Alan B. Levan

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at BankAtlantic full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLots of room to advance

ConsIndustry is awful. No one should ever work in banking

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Really enjoyed my time there

Applications Support (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at BankAtlantic full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe bank allowed me to grow constantly through the company and supported my career choices

ConsBeing in IT we were on call a lot. So work/life balance was not the best.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Information Technology (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at BankAtlantic full-time

ProsThey promote from within
Investment in employee growth
Fun team based environment
Great perks, benefits, and

ConsNo real cons other than they unfortunately were a victim of the housing crises. If they were still around it would be a great place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for the opportunities you gave

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales and Service Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I have been working at BankAtlantic full-time for more than a year

ProsGood to put on resume

Conswork-life balance
level of professionalism of associates
sub-par technology

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I have been working at BankAtlantic

ProsGreat, friendly atmosphere. Executive Management shares important issues with employees at all levels.

ConsGoing through difficult financial times and had lots of lay offs last year.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo value employees that have the faith in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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" great place to work"

Senior Personal Banking Representative (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at BankAtlantic

Pros- WOW customer service both external and internal
- great interpersonal relationships
- great working environment
- great management and leadership training

Cons- compensation could improve
- benefits package wasnt all that

Advice to Senior Management- do not allow your personal life to affect your work life negatively
- should keep personal politics as a minimum criteria for advancement (favortism)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company with no direction

Former Manager (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at BankAtlantic

ProsGood benefits. Smart people , Flexible work schedules. Constant communication from management

ConsRelying on associates in the branch to ultimately drive deposits with poor direction from regionals who are more concerned with making their numbers for senior management than training future leaders

Unprofessional, young tellers and reps who have no accountability nor individual incentives to sell bank products

No promotional opportunities in Corporate.

Systems infrastructure holding on by a thread -too many band aids-Mgmt does not want to invest in better, newer technology

Takes forever for a project to complete due to poor systems, accountability of departments, and too few resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the deadwood-senior management and highly paid directors that make no impact or provide any strategic direction for the company. Don't hire people you know that are not competent to run a department. Employees are afraid to speak up for fear they may be venting to someone who has a 'close' relationship with senior management. Lots of nepotism. Provide stronger thought leadership and don't change direction every quarter at an officer's meeting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad job indeed.

Lead Bidder (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at BankAtlantic

ProsGreat bank with room to grow in all sectors. Also the ability to move laterally and vertically from within. Pay was good and the reward for doing well at your job was also good. The job often involved travel and reimbursement was very fast and fair. Managers were meticulous and ran a clean operation from head to toe as expected by a large bank.

ConsManagement was not always the brightest and as motivated as the rest of the staff. Sometimes lackluster and not as motivated as the rest of the staff. If you don't enjoy the travel then this might not be the job for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to motivate management and employees more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Strategy Bad Execution

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I have been working at BankAtlantic

ProsIt's a comfortable work environment.

ConsPolitics, yes man culture, bueracracy, mediocracy

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to refocus on what they are good at and clean out the underperformers from their rankings (including the sr managers)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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