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Helpful (2)

Capital Markets

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Current Employee - Trader in Walnut Creek, CA
Current Employee - Trader in Walnut Creek, CA

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

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

Pros

The workload and hours are both manageable. Management is understanding of work life balance. Good access to market research and executives within the bank.

Cons

Limited opportunity to advance within the bank. Limited opportunity to work from home. Additionally, market related jobs must work when the market is closed.

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great on the job experiences

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Bank of the West values their customers and instill in its employees the importance of great customer service. The skills that are gained by working for this company are easily transferable within and outside of the organization.

    Cons

    The organization is very siloed. The HR screening process and salary increase limitations make it difficult to advance within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture and grow your talent.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Good people, pushy sales structure

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work for and with. Your branch becomes your family. If you meet sales goals quarterly bonuses can reach up to $1500 a qtr as a Customer Service Manager

    Cons

    Very pushy sales structure. Way to many hoops to jump through to make a sale and to have it count as your sale. Touchpoint (a system used to track everything) completely sucks. The company expects you to log EVERYTHING in TP for sale, however, if you truly did that you could spend your entire day doing just that. But not only are you expected to do that but also be a glorified teller, handle customer issues, coach and develop your staff, monitor compliance and audit risk for the branch, makes sales, meet goals, maintain branch budgets, control losses on negative accounts, mandatory call nights twice a week because you didn't hit a sales goal etc, etc, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Let a branch run its self. Get off all the reports and tracking on TP and let your people just make their sales. You all spend more time crunching numbers and reviewing reports from data in TP that are irrelevant because all the branches are fibbing the numbers to get you off their backs.

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