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Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

The expectation to really get to know your customers. This is a no push sales approach in the banking world. For those who really want to blow out the sales this is a place easy to be noticed by managers. Overall, not a high stress bank to work for.

Cons

The computer system is behind in times. From teller transactions to bonus reporting system, this is a major struggle for me day to day. the bank has a very old school way still. Coming from one of the biggest banks in the US this was a HUGE change/ adjustment that I still am getting used to.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for... if you're starting out in retail banking

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    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Bank of the West offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere to customers. I felt that one could easily build upon relationships with customers, considering that most foot-traffic consisted of returning clients.

    Cons

    Considering the responsibilities and expectations that Bank of the West has of its employees, I did not feel that the compensation given is fair. Despite hard work and effort, I didn't feel that the support for advancement was fully genuine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Bad management. Do not reward the rank and file.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    reasonable work life balance. Nothing else.

    Cons

    No career prospect. Don't expect your contribution to be appreciated if you are not in the inner circle or if you do not BS. Layers and layers of unnecessary management. A lot of people do not deserve to be in the management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REDUCE GREATLY the number of management layer. Have 360 degree feedback. Treat the people who do the actual work with more respect and rewards. The Bank really does not need so many talking managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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