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Decent place to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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 Bank

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Integrity in Banking

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Operations in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Vice President, Operations in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Commerce Bank

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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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