Central Valley Community Bank Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. I absolutely love working here; who knew I'd ever choose a banking career!

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    Current Employee - Merchant Teller in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Merchant Teller in Clovis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Central Valley Community Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I get to help redefine a customer's definition and experience with great customer service!

    Cons

    Honestly the pay could be a bit higher, but everything is great!


  2. Teller position demands much for little compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Central Valley Community Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work indoors in air conditioned environment. Some interaction with local people, but it is discouraged to speak unless it is about finding out what other products could be sold to them. Seems counter intuitive, makes more sense to actually get to know the person and people as a community to be able to help them as a whole if the "community" bank actually wanted to help. Just another business sucking the town dry.

    Cons

    was a part time but often worked full time with no added benefits. Bank hires too much from out of town; people who know nothing about the community and really have no interest. Worked with people who were doormats. They want someone who will not talk back and follow a script with customer. Care too much about profits and will only congratulate the branch for its hard work and good numbers with a free lunch while the shareholders and higher ups benefit the most. Leaves the people who work the hardest with the scraps and hopelessness. Psych tests should be done instead of drug tests to pick out the alcoholics and people with self esteem issues, unless the company knows that having a sad subservient worker who on command will smile and work like a machine is better for the company than the one who is just as hard working but will speak out and demand equity.

    Advice to Management

    Hire instead people with no self esteem issues and who have real goals in life if you want to see this company shine. You would have to compensate a lot better. Teller's and the lobby workers are the face of the company and the good ones would probably stay longer if they weren't treated so badly, had better support from the back office, had management that actually know what they are doing and will not ask tellers to do their work for them or give them loads of busy work because they themselves cannot handle their obsessive compulsions. Banks were not always this bad and unethical. The lobby worker positions shouldn't be offered to the mentally unstable and these workers should be better compensated. This shouldn't be for the out of town 20 year old who cant seem to get ahead and cant handle the stress. Even in the upper management there is a problem with immaturity.


  3. Proud to Work Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Valley Community Bank part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is average compared to other community banks, and somewhat low compared to larger banks that can afford more competitive salary and benefits packages. The plus-side to that is the job security, especially when it comes to sales (for those in the retail side of the bank). Sales are becoming more important, but they are not the first or most important thing examined when reviewing an employee. Incentives are offered to retail branch staff. Some branches are different, but most of them encourage a friendly, small-town feel by insisting on above-and-beyond customer service. It really makes me proud to work with customers when I know that my direct supervisor and boss want to do everything they can for them. The products and fees are fair, and I can stand behind the policies easily.

    Cons

    Because the bank is small, positions are relatively hard to get, even for internal transfers. At any given moment, there are probably handfuls of people waiting for full-time positions at headquarters or in the branches, so it may take years (literally) to move where you want to go, or you might get lucky and hop right up.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be out-of-touch with branch staff and the mission and goals of the bank seem a little stale. New initiatives and more communication could really take the bank to a new level. Across the board, consistency might be a problem. More employee events or improving the forums so that employees could communicate and network would be appreciated.


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  5. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Fresno, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great enviornment, good for gaining knowledge and movingup in the company.

    Cons

    Being a small bank some people feel entitled if they have been there a while and often get jobs they aren't qualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything as you grow, but look more closely at candidate qualification for jobs.


  6. They offer no support or training for any individuals to be successful in their role.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people working in the branches are very friendly and fantastic people.

    Cons

    They are career-stifling with no possible room for advancement. If you suck up to the right higher-ups you can sit at your desk and do nothing all day and just continue to collect a paycheck if that's your desire.



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