Commerce Bancshares

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Dependable corporate employer with solid fiscal presence in the mid-west.

IT Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

ProsCommerce Bancshares is a very dependable financial services company. In the 2008 economic crisis the IT department only let go 5 of its 500 employees in order to reduce costs while others cut their work force in much greater numbers. The IT management is constantly looking to advance the careers of its own employees by providing leadership programs and opportunities to hire from within. Its quite possible to make horizontal and vertical moves in the company and a degree is not required to take on a leadership role. Because it is a corporate entity the experience you gain working with other teams in IT is quite valuable in the industry and looks positive on most resumes.

ConsMy experience at Commerce is only in IT. Because IT is a sub-organization of the corporation its services are rendered to internal employees which limits your experience to a more narrow range of problems. Additionally, being a stable company requires risk-averse moves causing what sometimes may seem like more than required "red tape". Although technology is an important area of focus for leadership at Commerce it is second to other things so working here would not bring cutting-edge technology to your fingertips readily. Also, the pay grade is mid-range for most positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementAn increase in compensation would assist greatly in employee retention. Emphasizing and requiring front-line leadership to provide training would also increase employee satisfaction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to grow in your career

    Manager (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Commerce Bancshares full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: Community Bank, Consistent, Customer Focused, Team Oriented, Flat Hierarchy, Stable Cons: Very Conservative, Slow moving, Siloed departments Advice to Senior Management: Make benefits/salary more competitive to the job title at the industry level, not just geographical location. Try bonus/incentive programs in more than sales focused… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Strong Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Commerce Bancshares

    Pros: Commerce Bank is a strong orginization that treats their employees with respect and one where you don't have to be concerned about large layoffs… Cons: Commerce doesn't move at a lightening pace and almost approaches a snails pace when trying to make decisions. … Advice to Senior Management: Management should be more willing to make decisions without the need to know the answer… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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