Bank of the West

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Happy Branch Manager

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Branch Manager in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Branch Manager in Denver, CO

I have been working at Bank of the West full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-Clearly set expectations
-Achievable goals
-Great recognition

Cons

-Salary is a constant struggle to people where they should be
-Goals come out late in the year
-Not all branches are created equal in appearance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-If goals are going to be late do not make them retroactive
- Don't have maximums on raises. If you were hired as a teller it can mean that you are a lower earning manager when you finally make it.
-Get a standardized look to the branches

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Bank for banking, horrible place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and incentives, great people to work with, bank is great with customers.

    Cons

    Managers will micro-manage you right down to your bathroom breaks. If you meet goals the set them to impossible standards. Very little recognition for a job well done. For every 10 things you do great they will find 50 things you do wrong or not up to their tedious standards and expectations. You are constantly being threatened with your job if you don't reach these goals and expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I challenge management to come and do our jobs for a quarter, with their expectations and goals that they have set and see if you can get it all accomplished. There isn't enough hours in the day and if you want all these tedious, ridiculous, and over exaggerated tasks done, then pay us the overtime to do it. If not, then trust that most employees are giving 100% of their best, to be the best at our jobs and reward us for that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vp

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    Former Employee - Vice President in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Bank of the West full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    BoW has great benefits that are affordable.
    BoW does internal training for advancement and career development

    Cons

    BoW is owned by BNP Paribas and must have a specific profit to BNP requirements to remain a profitable investment.
    If the profits are not achieved they freeze raises and hiring to get the $ to France.
    Bonus selection is a joke

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