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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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  1. Great Company, happy employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    Very employee related, cares about employees and work/home balance

    Cons

    Was bought out by First Merit, culture shock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. great management

    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Not very challenging work

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Flint, MI

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employees were generally friendly, compensation was good for the geographic area (Flint, MI), and there were fun events taking place from time to time.

    Cons

    Managers were more likely to hire their former colleagues from other banks than to promote from within, so it was somewhat discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should focus more on development of talented employees and providing opportunities for career development. Most of the managers I saw hired were from other banks. Most career movement in the bank seemed to be lateral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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