Comerica

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Comerica Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
233 Reviews
3.1
233 Reviews
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Comerica Chairman, President, and CEO, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank Ralph W. Babb Jr.
Ralph W. Babb Jr.
102 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The department definitely embraced the concept of work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Company matches your 401k, good benefits, and also able to purchase/sell PTO (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • HIGH sales goals- Comerica needs to expand in order to reach (in 8 reviews)

  • No BDOs so deal flow is dependent on the RMs and/or senior management (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Support role review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comerica

    Pros

    Variety of work. Great people who really care about others.

    Cons

    Corporate hierarchy makes is nearly impossible to get anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Gft investigation analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comerica

    Pros

    Great customers. Co workers are knowledgeable

    Cons

    Average management hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Comerica

    Pros

    Good career opportunities in sales

    Cons

    Lack of resources - slow and/or outdated system

    No bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's not what you know, it's who you know.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comerica

    Pros

    The only pros I can think of is that you get a steady paycheck, federal holidays off, decent benefits

    Cons

    Behind on technology, lots of higher up favoritism, unfairness with career mobility, productivity measurement seems flawed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good leader works beside their group not just stand around watching them work work their butts off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Salary- Poor business practices

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    Former Employee - Assistant Banking Center Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Banking Center Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Comerica

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here would include salary and flexibility in schedules.

    Cons

    Challenges include poor business practices (sales goals over consumer needs), poor upper management (very disconnected and vague instructions)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and genuinely connect with your employees and understand what realistic expectations from each branch look like. Care for the employees as well as your business - I believe the reason for such high turnover is that the business needs always take precedence over employee needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Management Myopia

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Comerica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with, generally very helpful and easy to work with. Finally starting to get onboard with updating some old legacy technologies so some interesting projects to work on. Base pay is not horrible but it is generally below market. Because things get done soooooo slowly in the organization, it is an easy place to just put in your 8 and go home. It is not a place to get much professional satisfaction from, it is a good place to go to ride out your remaining years.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY myopic management. It is hard to understand the rational behind decisions being made in the organization. There is so much bureaucracy in the organization, it is nearly impossible to get things done. 60% of the people in the organization have been there for 20+ years so there is a very entrenched "good ole boy" network as well as a mentality of "we've always done it this way" that is almost insurmountable. There are little to no real processes within the company, the process is mostly “go talk to that guy”. Even in performance reviews one of the measurements is how well you use your informal network, basically, going outside of process to get things done. There is a VERY distinct separation between management and everyone else and that is made abundantly clear in skip level meetings. They use vendors for almost all technology implementations, company engineers are left to do little more than attend meetings and take notes. There is no empowerment to change or make anything better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Engage with your employees. Get rid of some of the "lifers" that are dragging down the company, from the top levels on down. Quit being reactive to everything and start adopting a more preventative mindset. Quit waiting for things to hit you in the face or making decisions based on an article in PC World. Listen to the people that work for you. You pay them reasonably well for their expertise, use it. Quit leveraging vendors for everything, that is a HUGE part of why projects are delayed and fail to be deployed on time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great small company, family like enviorent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comerica

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people, great work environment, calm.

    Cons

    Salary, they can't compete. Not open to new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of long timers in executive positions that have never worked anywhere else. Tunnel vision. Not open to new ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Department review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In the department I worked in, hard work and knowledge = promotion

    Cons

    Management change no clear direction of department goals

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow, merit based advancement

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about this company

  11.  

    Welcome to the 1980's

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Comerica

    Pros

    Slow BC's, co-workers are nice

    Cons

    Management (SVP's and above), Slow BC's... not too sure how they are still in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET A CLUE! Look at your turnover! That should tell you something... people are not happy!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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