Bank of the West

  www.bankofthewest.com
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A changing organization in a changing environment.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bank of the West

Pros

A challenging environment that is small enough to allow for access to the executive team but big enough to potentially stifle innovation.

Cons

There is an "old school" mentality that can be very dry for younger employees and those who want to be creative and innovative.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage and compensate innovation! You are losing the huge demographic of new college graduates who want to make a difference. Re-tool the compensation structure. It is archaic and will set you back when the economy picks up and you are competing for talent.

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    Expectations of tellers by management is unrealistic

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at Bank of the West

    Pros

    Flexible for time off. Free checking accounts and discounts on loans and services for employees.

    Cons

    The bank eliminated several departments, and shifted responsibility onto the tellers. Sales is primary factor on which employees are evaluated on. Tellers are expected to focus more on sales than customer service. Pay is lower than most if not all competing banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a better effort to recognize employees who go above an beyond the call of duty, and compensate them fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A great place to learn proper skills and grow in the banking/finance industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Bank of the West

    Pros

    Bank of the West offers great benefits and incentives to their employees. Plus you get to interact with new and returning clients every day.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems more of a sales job than working towards a career as a CSR. Also, you can encounter days when you have hard to deal with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the CSR's more tools needed in order to grow within the company (on the corporate end) rather than just within the branch.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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