Guaranty Bancorp Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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Guaranty Bancorp Interim President, Interim CEO, and Director; Interim President and Interim CEO, Guaranty Bank & Trust Paul W. Taylor
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  1. Just your average community bank, nothing special here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guaranty Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Bank Holidays - Weekends off

    Cons

    - lower pay than industry standard - outdated technology - benefits aren't great - high turnover of employees


  2. Respect: Painfully Lacking

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

    I have been working at Guaranty Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate team of peers are solid, dedicated individuals. Direct manager is flexible, compassionate and very skilled. Bank holidays off. Decent FTO policy.

    Cons

    Little or no recognition outside of sales roles. Upper management is emotionally immature and technically illiterate. Wages significantly lower than industry average. Many, many promises broken by execs. Due to drastic understaffing, work every weekend without additional compensation in order to stay on top of crucial tasks. Benefits are expensive and provide poor health coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the contributions and dedication of staff members, reward them appropriately. Increase pay bankwide. Take some basic computer classes.


  3. Not Sure About Strength of the Organization - No Long Term Career Prospects

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Guaranty Bancorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some opportunity to get exposed to various types of customer types

    Cons

    Poor communication throughout the organization; need to make sure you are aligned with the 'correct' faction in order to have the greatest opportunities; poor management

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in communications; try no to play favorites so blatantly


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  5. Don't work for this sinking ship!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Underwriter in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Mortgage Underwriter in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Guaranty Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful. Management was great at allowing a good work/life balance. Pay was fair to industry standards and level of experience.

    Cons

    HR (located at corporate office) was not very good at communicating with non-local offices. Management (at branch and corporate office) were not effective in showing respect for employees and lack communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    none..


  6. This is my job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Racine, WI

    I have been working at Guaranty Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I don't really have a good reason for people to work here. I have become very dissatisfied with the company as a whole in the last couple years. There are very few people left who have been there for a significant lenght of time, and the people in charge are only concerned for themselves.

    Cons

    Everyone with seniority who is higher up in the company is being fired or quitting. The people who are replacing them have no idea how to do the job. One person who is pretty high on the chain of command actually said "Because my way is the right way and the onlyh way". That is no way to run a good company.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in there who know what they're doing


  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall very positive.

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

    I have been working at Guaranty Bancorp

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Executive management trusts their employees and managers to make the right decisions. The company takes its reputation very seriously and is very community-focused.

    Cons

    A very flat management structure tends to limit upward mobility. Many very highly qualified employees have had the same title for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work in terms of community involvement. Communicate a little better to the lower-level employees - not all of them know how to interpret a balance sheet.



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