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Uncertain Vision

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Vice President
Former Employee - Vice President

I worked at Bank of the West full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great benefits, especially health coverage

Cons

Either management lacks a vision for the bank or they have failed to share it with employees. Because of that, it feels as though management changes courses every few months. There's also a lot of mediocre managers left over from mergers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick you path and communicate long term vision to employees. When you eliminate positions, ask the affected employees that want to stay with the company to deliver updated resumes and try to find them a position within the bank - you loose good, adaptable people because you don't find out what they are capable of doing for you.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits - Medical, Dental and Vision
    Discounts on their products, Checking, Mortgage, Investment Accounts
    Excellent Customer Service

    Cons

    Ipad/Iphone app is not great
    Getting a new office/employee desk up and running can take a very long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on getting the Iphone / Ipad to consistently work - Read Customer Ratings on the App Store
    Make it possible to do "Deposits on the go" - Deposits through your smart phone or from your scanner at home.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Comfortable but limited advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time

    Pros

    Hours are good - can leave at 5 every day if you want
    Good match on 401k
    Nice vacation for officers

    Cons

    No exposure if you're not in CA
    Pay is average at best
    Every year something changes in the underwriting process with no explanation or giving the people involved any time to give input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let a more diverse group of people be part of pilot groups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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