First Citizens Bancorporation

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First Citizens Bancorporation Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
20 Reviews
3.7
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at First Citizens Bancorporation

    Pros

    They give you leads to call on.

    Cons

    Some locations are extremely slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to let employee know they are appreciated more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was innovative before it started acquiring other banks

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at First Citizens Bancorporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good pay for performers.

    Cons

    Slow to embrace technology. Upper management lacked communication skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I loved working with the customers and my awesome team members.

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    Former Employee - Teller II in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Teller II in Greenville, SC

    I worked at First Citizens Bancorporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone works well as a team

    Cons

    I did not have any cons at FCB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Political organization where everyone thinks they know how to do your job better than you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Citizens Bancorporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They paid me regularly
    Watching the NC State Troopers practice their driving maneuvers from the cafeteria.

    Cons

    --Antiquated systems which are not tested adequately and which are so bad, the FDIC is FORCING them to upgrade.
    --Rigid inflexible workplace
    --Circular firing squads
    --Don't believe a word management tells you.
    --Old Boy / Fraternity-like mentality
    --Management lacks the courage to do the right thing
    --HIGH turnover
    --Technical projects managed by project managers who have no technical or computer skills beyond the ability to crank out MS Project schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best bank of work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at First Citizens Bancorporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Environment, principles and values, hours.

    Cons

    Salary should more closely match qualification.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Citizens Bancorporation

    Pros

    Friendly working place, great staff members.

    Cons

    Not enough hours and not enough hands on training. Make it more physical, interactive training verses the computer base training. Especially when dealing with complex bank related issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the training material(s) are up to date!

  8.  

    Great experiences, stable organization, family environment, and wonderful culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at First Citizens Bancorporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family owned, Positive working environment, great reputation in the industry and communities, good benefits, allows employees to have work/life balance.

    Cons

    The company is growing and leadership is holding on to decision making which could be trusted to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate policy and procedures for approvals by CEO and President. If their review does not add value, change the policy and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teller in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at First Citizens Bancorporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Respect for employees, benefits, compensation, good morale.

    Cons

    Pushed to call customers for leads to sell products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Citizens Bancorporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability. Very strong bank with sterling reputation. The name alone definitely draws a lot of water, especially in NC

    Cons

    Hourly/Salary rates are not very competitive. No incentives for achieving/exceeding sales expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute some sort of bonus system for sales team

  11.  

    Pleasant, banal

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    Former Employee - Teller II in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Teller II in Florence, SC

    I worked at First Citizens Bancorporation part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere, despite the push for sells and referrals. 2 weeks vacation your first year is quite nice, and the benefits kept me there a lot longer.

    Cons

    No upward movement. Most of my time was spent as a part time employee despite my efforts. The work could be awfully repetitious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop programs for employees to move forward with their careers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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