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Great Place To Be

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Bank of the West

Pros

The firm presents a collaborative work environment

Cons

Some employees lack drive or explicit goals

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on expansion and capturing commercial lending opportunities

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Bank of the West

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Understaffed and Overworked

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    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company offers great benefits and better starting pay for tellers than other banks I have worked at.

    Cons

    As a general rule Bank of the West branches do not have enough employees. Every branch I have worked at is at "full staff" with two tellers, one full time and one part time. This means that a manager is always on the line while also being expected to get everything they need to get done in between helping customers, coaching, doing observations, completing Certifications, scheduling, looking over new accounts, and keeping updated on the ever changing regulations and policies of the bank. It, of course, depends on the branch you work at, but every branch I have seen the managers are very overworked, stressed, and under-appreciated. One more note, the technology at Bank of the West is behind a lot of other banks. It gets frustrating to have such slow, old systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get your start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Values, customer based focus

    Cons

    Difficult to be productive in relation to high goals given the conservative nature of the bank. Lower than Market Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a way to retain talented employees, and bolster the loan underwriting and processing department to better assist retail branches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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