Citizens Republic Bancorp

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Once a great bank that has been destroyed by current leadership.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Flint, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flint, MI

I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp

Pros

Flexible work hours and a reasonable salary. It is Michigan and it is a job, but that's about it. Some managers understand how difficult it is to work here and make it tolerable for their employees. Others don't.

Cons

This was once a great bank to work at but the acquistion of Republic has completely destroyed employee faith in management. The Hartman era has been a complete failure. Operations and back room remain a debacle. Simple processing and data entry type errors made at an alarming rate. Absolutely no value proposition which makes selling very difficult. Senior management with a new strategy or focus each week. Very poor communication. Senior management still has country clubs, big bonuses, etc. while restricted stock and any form of a reasonable bonus has been cut from those doing all the work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Perform due diligence before making acquisitions. Try executing one strategy before heading down a completely different path. Cut out your country clubs, bonuses, restricted stock, etc. and feel the pain with the rest of us.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

11 Other Employee Reviews for Citizens Republic Bancorp (View Most Recent)

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    Great Management, Great learning opporunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    Training, Growth opportunities, Management listens and uses your thoughts,

    Cons

    Pay, strict, busy work, All minimal cons overall great company

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    This company treats its managers with a very condescending tone.

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    It is a place to work. That is about the best thing I can say. There are some very good people who work for Citizens but management is a mess.

    Cons

    They say they want people with sales backgrounds and then have managers with zero sales experience micro-manage the sales process. No CRM program exists so they require a series of Excel wooksheets to do the job. Very in efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making people sit on the floor and speaking to them as if they were 4 years old. Whoever came up with that idea needs to go. It does nothing but make people feel disrespected and breeds resentment. The message is lost because everyone is thinking, "Why are we sitting on the floor?" If you want people to behave professionally treat them professionally.

    Disapproves of CEO
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