Comerica Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
210 Reviews
3.2
210 Reviews
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Comerica Chairman, President, and CEO, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank Ralph W. Babb Jr.
Ralph W. Babb Jr.
90 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work-life balance is promoted, you cannot take your work home with you (in 22 reviews)

  • Company matches your 401k, good benefits, and also able to purchase/sell PTO (in 17 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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    Safe but Stale Bank

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Banking Center Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Banking Center Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Customer base is loyal and overall enjoyable. It has a small bank feel to it and you can really build relationships with co-workers and customers.
    There is an emphasis on sales, but the goals are very manageable. For the most part, you can excel as long as you are motivated and consistent (as with a majority of sales positions).
    Relative to other banks, base pay is also above average, however it is harder to increase your salary via commission.

    Cons

    It is too safe and stale of an organization for me. As you work your way up in management you will begin to inherit many workers that have been in the same job for 20 years. It is full of very nice people, however very mediocre professionally and can even be very immature. There were times when you take a step back and realize there are a dozen 40+ employees acting as if this was the bank version of "Mean Girls" where both men and women play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is really no substantial difference between those that excel and those who don't at Comerica. I was able to move up, however you have to be in a very specific position to do so. Most of the time, the people above you are 20 year dead weight and there is nowhere to go up, you have to go out of the company to move your career along.
    Also, move into the 20th

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Credit Analyst Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn extensively about credit and cash flow lending

    Cons

    Bureaucratic bank, tons of internal policies and procedures that are counter-productive to real work getting done.
    Very hierarchical
    Outdated technology (uses DOS)

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Sell Sell Sell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Comerica

    Pros

    if you sell, you get rewarded well with titles and etc.

    Cons

    If you like operations, this isnt for you because they dont care if you do things efficiently. as long as you bring in the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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