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Conservative bank with a general reluctance for change.

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Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Bank of the West full-time (More than a year)

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There are some creative people at this bank and the salary ranges seem fair.

Cons

Decision making is generally by committee, even mid-level decisions, yet the participants are often not available for months to meet as a group. This results in late to market or additional stress on project teams to sacrifice quality to hit a date and even financial overages. Not all project stakeholders are willing to think beyond current practices, even in brainstorming sessions.

Advice to Management

Invest in infrastructure projects and trust that peer executives hire knowledgeable people to enable the concept of teamwork to be a reality instead of just a phrase.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Bank of the West full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Teams Easy work with business partners

    Cons

    Micromanagement in some departments The company doesn't like to promote current employes

    Advice to Management

    You are loosing great people through placing wrong people in management positions


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good customer service for customers but outdated systems but poorly managed branches

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    Former Employee - ACSM in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - ACSM in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bank of the West full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Customers seemed to really like banking with Bank of the West. Friendly staff willing to try to help their employees.

    Cons

    Behind on technology. Everything was still processed with paper. Management was not experienced. A lot of the time management could not solve basic customer roblems without help from someone at a different branch Lack of direction for employees

    Advice to Management

    Train your CSM's better or hire people with more ability to run the operational side of the branch


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