Pacific Capital Bancorp

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PCB review for year 2007

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager

I worked at Pacific Capital Bancorp

Pros

Great opportunity for advancement, Especially for a entry level positions. If a particular branch or department isn't good for you, then there are plenty others to transfer to. Benefits are equivalent to other financial instituions.

Cons

The new CEO assumed the helm in March of 2007. The bank itself was in a delicate-situation and the new CEO needed to take drastic measures to try and turn things around quickly. While I personally benefited from some of the changes, I think that communication between between senior management and the working masses should and could have been much more timely. There was a culture of policy changes put into effect immediately upon notification without any "Big Picture" vision given. This lead to A LOT of speculation and FEAR amongst lower level staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat all staff with respect. You take pride in hiring intelligent people, please treat them as such. Understandably, there are some things that people can't be privy to, but, giving simplified explanations keeps people on your side, and much less inclined to wasting time and energy on paranoia and gossip.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

13 Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Capital Bancorp (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good Entry Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Control Coordinator in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Internal Control Coordinator in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Capital Bancorp

    Pros

    Stable Job, If you get in, you'll stay. Its got a cozy atomosphere, with decent componsation for hard work. If you're good at multitasking and initiative, this is your dream job.

    Cons

    Its a small bank in a tough market, Consolidation is a big element of problems. Be prepared to volunteer some Overtime or saturdays during hard times. Though its not negative to not do Overtime, its likely you wont move ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on supporting your hard workers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not Getting any better!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Capital Bancorp

    Pros

    long term dedicated employees, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    lack of communication, fairness and equity issues, no clear roadmap of the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, value employee growth with opportunties for upper management. don't forget the long term employees that have been with the company thru thick and thin and helped the ford group aquire the bank, they shouldn't be part of the purchase discount pool, but a values asset. remove the dead weight that sits in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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