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Columbia Bank

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company has a strong commitment to employees with low employee turnover, generous vacation/sick leave, and accessibilty to senior management. Company is well-respected in the community.

Cons

Company compensation of employees is not communicated very well. Company has had an unofficial salary freeze for most employees the last two years.

Advice to Management

Company management could improve its frequency of employee reviews. Company could also perform 360 degree feedback of managers and employees along with annual reviews.

Other Employee Reviews for Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID)

  1. Helpful (3)

    A stable but mediocre job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Columbia Bank provides good job stability, a conservative culture, and reasonable benefits. The company also emphasizes work/family balance and is flexible in providing time off. Since it is a bank, employees get all the bank holidays off, as well as a floating day for their birthday. Management does not micro-manage and most departmental and branch managers seem to have a pretty laid back approach. Internet and email use, while monitored, is largely unfettered. Fellow employees are mostly happy, laid-back people. The company is willing to pay for some education, as long as the employee commits to a minimum number of additional months or years at the bank.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market, as has been shown in a recent employee survey and in my own experience. The company is resistant to change and grows slowly; as a result, there is little opportunity for advancement. The resistance to change shows up in lots of little ways: senior management does not seek out employee input and largely ignores it when received; managers often "pass the buck" for problems not in their direct area of oversight; ineffective ways of doing things are held on to because that's the way they've always been done. Also, careerists tend to be less than ambitious, and there are more than a few lazy types spread throughout.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to input and advice from the lower ranks. If you offer a competitive wage, you'll have better human resources -- if people are really the company's most valuable asset, then you should make that asset as valuable as possible.


  2. Great place to work/corporate culture/great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    health/dental/life insurance, 401K, they make a year;y contribution to your 401k that is based off a percentage of your salary. they offer many opportunities for advancement, they have a great training program and have online classes with a career map if you choose to grow in your career. There the biggest Bank that's centered in Washington, they are only in the Pacific Northwest and they are growing fast.

    Cons

    corporate culture, low salary if you're not a loan officer or manager.

    Advice to Management

    there's a lot of possibilities for advancement.


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