Commerce Bank

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Commerce Bank Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
74 Reviews
3.6
74 Reviews
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Commerce Bank Chairman, President, and CEO David W. Kemper
David W. Kemper
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good company culture and approachable management (in 5 reviews)

  • The firm has a great work life balance that allows individuals to work at their own pace and is a good place to work for people that have families (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • upper management has little to no care about individual employees, tend to play favorites (in 4 reviews)

  • Part time was 33 hours but 6 days a week every week (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Saint Charles, MO

    I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company, great people to work for. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Commission job in the mortgage industry is not stable enough for long term

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commerce Bank

    Pros

    Commerce bank is a Good company to work for and has good variety of benefits to offer to their employees.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to expand your career in a lot of their departments. Needs more chances to grow within the company.

  3.  

    My experience with Commerce Bank was unique.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Pros

    The rest reason for working here is the banking and sales experience you gain.

    Cons

    The time off policies was a con.

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  5.  

    Solid bank consistently ranked in the top ten banks in the country.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Financial strength of the bank. Above average ROE, ROA, total capitalization, and low loan losses. Flat management structure allows for quicker decisions from a seasoned credit team.

    Cons

    Steady & slow approach to bank and loan portfolio acquisitions has lead to missed opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase local lending limit authority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales not a priority

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Pros

    Great sales management group, works toward common goals in sales department

    Cons

    Legal and credit department are main decision makers in a very conservative vein. Sales management support is futile against these other two groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Line Data Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Business Line Data Analyst in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Good people, great work environment

    Cons

    Some areas you can't really grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked my management staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a job and I'm thankful for it, especially in today's economy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Financially stable, well established / long history in the banking business.

    Cons

    Compensation plan is too complicated. The penalty aspect built into the plan is de-motivating.

    Not sure they can catch up to the competitors in the solutions marketplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lagging behind in the application of technology in the marketplace. Get rid of the complicated comp plan - show you really value your employees in deed not just words.

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

    Great First Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a great organization to learn and train within the banking industry, then take those skills to other competitors who can appreciate your skills.The bank operates on the same value system it was established on many, many years ago. They operate as a family unit, very tight knit and hard to penetrate the upper echelons.

    Cons

    Employees are often pigeon-holed into a certain role, limiting upward mobility. Compensation is far below the competition and the "creative math" the company uses to justify the salaries is comical.

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

    Stable bank with good life work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable bank, professional environment,

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, politics between departments prevent projects from being completed in a timely manner, expectations are not always clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Long time Commerce Bank Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. The top people in the company are awesome leaders. Commerce Bank hires some really good people and that is one of the many reasons why they've been successful.

    Commerce is also very community oriented.

    Cons

    Middle management is a bit cut-throat at times. HR is very slow and tends to play favorites.

    Cut backs can lead to a very unbalanced work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to promote within the company. I've seen outsiders from other institutions damage the culture and standards of the product at several branches.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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