Citizens Republic Bancorp

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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

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

Other reviews for Citizens Republic Bancorp

  1.  

    Not very challenging work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Flint, MI

    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
  2.  

    Tried to be new school, but they had too many oldschoolers running things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Brighton, MI

    Pros

    positive atmosphere, long time clients bring a homey atmosphere

    Cons

    They were very nonsales oriented until the 2000's. They tried several different systems that didn't seem to work. Upper management was just too old school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees based on merit and how much profit they bring to the company, not on how many widgets they sell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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