Bank of the West
2.9 of 5 166 reviews
www.bankofthewest.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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A changing organization in a changing environment.

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bank of the West

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Expectations of tellers by management is unrealistic

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

I have been working at Bank of the West


Pros: Flexible for time off. Free checking accounts and discounts on… Cons: The bank eliminated several departments, and shifted responsibility onto the tellers. Sales is primary factor on which employees are evaluated on.… Advice to Senior Management: Make a better effort to recognize employees who go above… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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A great place to learn proper skills and grow in the banking/finance industry.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
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.… Cons: Sometimes it seems more of a sales job than working towards a career as a… Advice to Senior Management: Teach the CSR's more tools needed in order to grow within… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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