First National Bank

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First National Bank Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
14 Reviews
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    Intern at first national bank

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    Current Employee - Intern in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Intern in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at First National Bank as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work culture and management

    Cons

    I couldn't find any con's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Small community bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at First National Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy culture to get along in. Doesn't go along with Big Bank mentality.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very slow, no defined HR department and no formal training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training and better communication between branches. Need team building for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Head Teller

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First National Bank

    Pros

    Great company, flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    hard to move up from teller line...have to sell product to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give us more training on how to sell please

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Administration

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First National Bank

    Pros

    location of the job was good

    Cons

    financial condition of the bank was poor

  6.  

    Ok company to intern for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Willis, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Willis, TX

    I have been working at First National Bank part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with and work one weekend on one off

    Cons

    Don't care if you need days off management only cares about their days.
    Long shifts with standing the whole time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees instead of yourselves. Pay your employees a little more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    On par with your other large South African corporates.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at First National Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. I get a fair salary for the work I do. My working hours are somewhat flexible (As a result of my team).

    I get to work with a great team of smart people.

    Training budget is good, overall the HR training department is great.

    Cons

    Certainly not forerunners when it comes to technology, If you would like to work with great/new technologies FNB is way behind the curve. The equipment we get to work on is also subpar. I love my job so it sucks to do it on slow equipment.

    Middle management is just terrible. Senior management is not much better, Unfortunately the current CEO is just no match for the previous CEO, Michael Jordaan.

    Its a federated business model, which pretty much means each business must fend for itself and means we work against each other and create lots of duplication/inefficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I here this often at FNB "These are good ideas, but they cannot work in our organization". I think this attitude should change and be more open to doing things in the technology space different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    fabulous

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CIO in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - CIO in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at First National Bank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative, owner manager culture, responsibility and accountability. Ability to make a difference is afforded at all levels. One can incubate and develop a solution from start to end and earn Edwards in the process as well.

    Cons

    Process duplication. If you are unable to multi task or handle dynamic change or make decisions then FNB is not for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the empowerment and owner manager culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Highly innovative with long-term vision

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

    I have been working at First National Bank full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    * Great pay
    * Opportunity to work with though leaders
    * Scope for growth
    * Progressive and constantly changing company

    Cons

    * High pressure environment
    * Demanding work schedules
    * One is sometimes required to fulfil tasks that are out of the scope of their roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Clear role definition and boundaries will create efficiency and a positive team spirit
    * 'Owner manager culture' can sometimes be abused by management - especially in instances where staff highlight process that are not working to management. Management then assigns the task of resolving process or team issues to the staff that highlighted this.

    Recommends
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    Too many restructures, egos the size of Jupiter

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at First National Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can get enough training, if you ask for it. Flexible hours. Relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Too many big egos. No recognition, need to be buddy-buddy with management to get anywhere. Lack of diversity in the executive level (c-suite). Too many incompetent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more women into senior positions. Stop rewarding egotistical narcissists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Working at FNB

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    Former Employee - Product Development in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Product Development in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at First National Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great positive attitude of colleagues. The innovations prize is a huge driver for new developments within the organisation.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape (Or Turquoise tape at FNB) to go through. Things aren't very clear for beginners as there is no real onboarding process. It takes a long time to get up to speed on the systems, jargon and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a structured on boarding pack that all employees go through. Make it relevant to each department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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