Bank of the West
2.9 of 5 167 reviews
www.bankofthewest.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Excellent growth opportunities if you desire them

Financial Services Officer (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

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

Pros-Opportunity to learn about all kinds of lending (HELOCs, Term Loans, Commercial Real Estate, Business Operating Lines of Credit, Home Mortgages, Personal Lines of Credit, Auto/Boat Loans)
-Split credit among partners for loans
-Advancement opportunities for hard work
-Generally only 1 conference call per week
-10 Sick Days & 10 vacation days for non-supervisor employees, 10 sick & 15 vacation for officer title, 10 sick, 20 vacation for VP+ title)

Cons-Subpar training
-Outdated Software
-Constantly increasing production goals each quarter (lowering bonus dollar amounts)
-Many focuses for branch representatives outside of production
-Annual raises generally cap at 4%, job grade bumps around the same %

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK, if you want to work for a large, bureaucratic, bank with an UBER-Conservative culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


Pros: stable bank with good financials Cons: Conservative culture, lots of bureaucracy, stuck in the 1950's in… Advice to Senior Management: Really take a look at your managers, make sure they should be in the roles they… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Too bad about the San Ramon office.

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San Ramon, CA

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


Pros: Many colleagues became personal friends. Cons: Multiple outdated systems for a bank of its size makes… Advice to Senior Management: Update the bank's information systems. Seriously. Don't just talk about making process improvements. Spend the money to make those necessary changes happen.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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