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Freedom to explore your strengths and be your professional best

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Current Employee - Wealth Management
Current Employee - Wealth Management

I have been working at Mechanics Bank

Pros

Highly collaborative environment where employees are encouraged and expected to network, collaborate internally, both within the department and across departments. Ability and encouragement to find professional interests and strengths and to pursue them as it relates to building the department and the Bank. The Bank provides a lot of information to employees to enhance their work experience and to enhance their ability to perform their jobs. Great benefits. Great work/life balance.

Cons

Some departments are slow in responding to break downs in operations. When things don't work well, employees spend a lot of time trying to convince management there is a problem. It can take a long time at the Bank to see change for the better. The Bank is also slow in responding to poor management performance, sometimes hiring someone not qualified for the position but trying to groom them in hopes they will grow into the position. In the meantime, direct reports experience a high level of frustration with the manager who is struggling. The Bank needs to be more open to new growth opportunities for the Bank.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management needs to seek feedback from employees to make sure midlevel managers are performing according to expectations. Management needs to ask for feedback from employees who are client facing and be open to changing policies and procedures to make sure the Bank is providing an excellent client experience. A fairer process in decision making about which employees are selected to be a part of committees and teams that are charged with providing growth and guidance to the Bank. Their retirement benefits are generous but there are not enough investment choices in their 401(k) program.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    data entry clerk in Deposits

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    Former Employee - Data Clerk  in  Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Data Clerk in Hercules, CA

    I worked at Mechanics Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family owned. Good pay. Close to home.Interesting job. Good hours.

    Cons

    There were none. I loved working there. Sorry now I quit.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started good then turned bad after new CEO arrived.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mechanics Bank

    Pros

    Great employees. Okay benefits. Family owned. Locally owned. I wish I could think of more pros.

    Cons

    Lots of lay offs. Low moral among employees. Work load is ridiculous across all departments. Bank has not kept up with advances in technology. Little communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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