Bank of the West
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www.bankofthewest.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Conservative bank with a general reluctance for change.

Product Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ConsDecision 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 Senior ManagementInvest 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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    Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager (Former Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Bank of the West full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great Teams Easy work with business partners Cons: Micromanagement in some departments The company doesn't like to promote current… Advice to Senior Management: You are loosing great people through placing wrong people in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good customer service for customers but outdated systems but poorly managed branches

    ACSM (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bank of the West full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Customers seemed to really like banking with Bank of the… Cons: Behind on technology. Everything was still processed with paper. Management was not experienced. A lot of the time… Advice to Senior Management: Train your CSM's better or hire people with more ability… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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