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Decent place to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Commerce Bancshares

Pros

good work environment
excellent benefits
pay structure better than most other positions in this industry
good work/life balance
supportive of community programs
job stability - the company is very conservative and didn't accept any TARP funds during the economic crisis

Cons

if you don't work in the St. Louis or Kansas City offices, you feel like an outsider
could use a better training program

Advice to ManagementAdvice

management could communicate to their direct reports better
training programs could be better
sometimes the conservativism is a little extreme

Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Commerce Bancshares

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    Overall, a great place to make a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Commerce Bancshares

    Pros

    The firm has a great work life balance that allows individuals to work at their own pace and is a good place to work for people that have families.

    Cons

    Overall, this isn't a place for high potential employees. Management is not geared up to promote the most promising individuals rapidly enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek ways to reward your best talent and improve the ability to move up the corporate ladder and make raises easier to attain for high potential employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Integrity in Banking

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Operations  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Vice President, Operations in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Commerce Bancshares

    Pros

    As a regional bank, Commerce embodied community values and was family-oriented. Managers as a whole were competent and empathetic. The conservative values applied to lending has helped Commerce remain strong in the current economic crisis.

    Cons

    Doesn't always apply Best Practices of large banks. Allows all departments to be managed through HR, instead of evaluating business requirements. Autonomy sometimes looks like anarchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a Commercial LOB executive position that is separate from the individual bank president positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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