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Commerce bank is a conservative banking company that specializes in commercial lending. Good Core Values.

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Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II  in  Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Kansas City, MO

I have been working at Commerce Bank

Pros

Adequate compensation and superior employee benefits make this a good place to work. Friendly atmosphere with good core values. Emphasis on developing new products for customers bodes well for the future. Political infighting is no worse than most banks. This bank avoided the mortgage mess currently plaguing many large financial institutions.

Cons

A reluctance to recognize the value of telecommuting. Exceptionally high performance review goals insure that 99 % of employees will never qualify for telecommuting. Conservative values sometimes make it difficult for the company to recognize the benefits of newer technologies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company should explore ways to share information with employees more often. Performance reviews can be subjective and goals are often set high to discourage promotions & salary increases.

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    Great place to work, if I could stay, I would.

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Commerce Bank

    Pros

    Their investment in technology and information security is high. Database performance and stability is very important. Management is very accessible, and it has a fairly flat hierarchy. The workload is spread fairly evenly, and those who perform well are recognized and generally promoted. Movement from department to department and professional growth is supported by management. Management of the bank is fairly conservative, which has made this bank a very stable employer even in the current economy. There was no investment in the sub-prime mortgage market.

    Working in the IT department, it can be a little slower paced than some IT shops, due to the conservative nature of the bank, but the projects have a very large impact, so they are carefully planned. A person with a bit of initiative can find themselves in a position of great responsibility quite quickly.

    A lot of people return to work at the bank after pursuing employment elsewhere. The only reason that I am leaving this company is because my wife took a job in a new city.

    Cons

    Certain departments and teams are overloaded, but if you know how to handle your workload, you can do well. The conservative nature of the company can be too slow paced for some IT professionals. The business units often buy products without consulting the IT department and then ask us to make it work.

    In my opinion, as far as jobs go, there aren't too many downsides to working at Commerce Bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to unify policy across all business units and cost centers, but overall, Commerce is a great place to work.

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    Great industry training company....

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President -Loan Officer  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President -Loan Officer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Pros

    The company allows you to get your job done, no questions ask. The banks culture is time tested and passed down to the employees. The management staff praised their employees for a job well done.

    Cons

    This companies pay salary is far behind the competition. It takes leaving this organization to get your real sense of worth in regard to salary. Leadership at the top of the Wichita organization was lacking and even after multiply years of surveys, they still did not get it right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go out and find a personal coach or consultant to learn how to lead people. If this organization gets this area worked out, this company could be a great place to work.

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