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Happy Branch Manager

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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

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    changing company

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    Current Employee - Vice President/Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President/Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    top leadership has been changing over the last years. Deep expertise in industry.

    Cons

    company is slowly adapting to change an dis not paying at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should embrace change more rapidly . Senior management should be more open to changes and adopt employer of choice practices similar to those in the silicon valley.

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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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