BankAtlantic

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BankAtlantic Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
24 Reviews
3.2
24 Reviews
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BankAtlantic Chairman and CEO; Chairman, BankAtlantic Alan B. Levan
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  1.  

    Bank Teller

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    Former Employee - Personal Banking Representative in Miami Lakes, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Banking Representative in Miami Lakes, FL

    I worked at BankAtlantic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was a great place to work. I worked at the Red Road Branch and My managers and colleagues were an awesome team. It was a fast paced environment, but we all worked together to run the branch smoothly. My manager Usha was the sweetest and most down to earth women. Javier, our branch manager was also very pleasant and would brew coffee for us every morning. It felt more like coming in to work with a team then just a normal job. The company overall had a lot of incentives that made your daily job more important. you were awarded for good work and were recognized. When the company decided to sell it's branched due to the falling housing crises, they were very considerate to their employees. The employees were given a 30 day noticed and the option to continue to work until we closed or to leave and find a new job. We were also given severance packages.

    Cons

    Due to the economy, the Bank was sold and a bulk of the staff were laid-off. This would have been an awesome career if the Bank did not close.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Contractors Treated Like Serfs

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at BankAtlantic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a paycheck and you had to leave at 5pm each day (no overtime allowed) so there was that.

    Cons

    Atmosphere was terrible. Management openly encouraged hostility towards consultants with the full-time developers. Managers repeatedly referred to contractors as 'resources' and not by name and when they did bother to call you by your name - mispronounced it - after you were there a YEAR. No effort made to work together - constant struggle if working with full-time developers to get requirements or any assistance cause there was a fear you would take their job (and a resentment you probably made more than they did, etc. which mgmt enjoyed keeping alive.) So yeah - it was pretty awful, but paid my bills for a year so...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire.

    Learn that consultants have feelings too and if you want an efficient / productive workplace - you need to stop nonsense and micromanaging people and let them use their talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    BankAtlantic needed a re-vamping as they couldn't figure out their true niche.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BankAtlantic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the comraderie of my peers as everyone was very supportive and helpful. Good benefit package.

    Cons

    Too many changes in upper management. Never knew from month to month who you were reporting to. No raises for over 5 yrs and this was never communicated during initial interview. Bank owners knew that they were planning to sell bank and employees suffered as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best job ever ..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BankAtlantic

    Pros

    Talented, friendly, appreciative management and staff.

    Cons

    This was a great company when things were good in the banking industry .. then .. well .. what can I say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bummers the bank had to sell due to what was once a crumbling economy .. real estate market .. pretty sure I'm not the only one who wishes things didn't have to change.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at BankAtlantic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room to advance

    Cons

    Industry is awful. No one should ever work in banking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at BankAtlantic full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the opportunities you gave

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Really enjoyed my time there

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    Former Employee - Applications Support in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Applications Support in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at BankAtlantic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wouldn't recommend

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    Former Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST
    Former Employee - PERSONAL BANKING SPECIALIST

    I worked at BankAtlantic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the customers and co-workers I worked with were great people.

    Cons

    Irregular hours. Had to work on Saturdays and Sundays. The pay was very poor. No incentives. Branch management was incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very Good working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BankAtlantic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High quality of individuals working in all departments.

    Cons

    Management lack of implementing sound income and expense strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A Bank aquired by BB&T in October 2012.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Teller in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teller in Miami, FL

    I have been working at BankAtlantic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is resonable and the work environment is fun.

    Cons

    Extended hours are not so great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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