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BOA Execs (esp. East Division Executive leadership) is out of touch and unrealistic.

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Current Employee - Vice President/Branch Manager  in  Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Vice President/Branch Manager in Fairfax, VA

Pros

Good compensation and decent benefits

Cons

1. Retail banking line of business (the most profitable segment at BOA) is overworked and under-appreciated, especially Middle Managers (Market Managers and Branch Managers). 2. There is absolutely No work/life balance in Retail Banking. EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP IS OUT OF TOUCH (in particular, the Division Executives and above; Area Execs treat Their team the way they are treated, I suppose?)
3. Training is sub-par in comparison to other Financial Institutions.
4. Lots of favoritism by Area Executives and higher
5. Too many Chiefs (Area - level roles have no real impact or value and some of these so called support roles are not accountable for real results? Area Ops Manager, Area Sales Manager, etc)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

STOP putting unreasonable demands on market and branch managers. There are only so many hours in the day(and people deserve to have a Life). Stop turning over great talent.Turnover is hurting the company. Stop fooling yourselves by thinking that most of those that leave "weren't bought in anyway"; the truth is that BOA has lost Top Talent (these folks have left on their own and some Retail Executive's are in denial as to the 'Why'). The Why may have to do with Retail Execs holding Retail mid-level Managers hostage; not allowing them to seek opportunities in other DEPARTMENTS for self-serving reasons (I.e., lack of talent bench due to ineffective recruiting and poor training, poor treatment of experienced employees, burn-out of experienced employees, et. al).
STOP leading by Fear. Spend equal time Coaching AND Inspecting (I.e., imagine if all these years BBC was giving true coaching and feedback. ... What Operational experts you'd have today! Stop allowing Project Team's who haven't worked in the field (branches) to determine key processes. Stop making changes to current processes before they have a good chance to work. I'll stop here.....I hope someone in Executive Leadership sees this.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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