Hancock Holding

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Hancock Holding Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014

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3.4 15 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Hancock Holding CEO, COO, and Director John M. Hairston

John M. Hairston

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGives branch managers approval on their own loans.

    ConsWhile I was employed from 2004-2012 upper management made it clear to never contact human resources with a problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has been changed. Recommend working for this company.

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    Rewarding but Disappointing

    (Operational) Risk Officer (Former Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsThe people, within the business lines, you get to work with are very bright and want to do innovative things. They are, for the most part, easy to work with and typically welcome you in as a partner. They are very busy and under enormous pressure to produce. So, don't mistake their lack of prompt responsiveness for being rude

    ConsDated approach of senior management. Mainly, the legacy Whitney staff is still very much involved in decision making and have antiquated mindsets. There are opportunities to maximize work/life balance via technology solutions but management in many areas continues to fight the opportunities these solutions afford. The company has recently, continually invested in solutions to provide greater work flexibility but managers do not allow the use, when practical.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house of the staff that is past its prime. Primarily, many legacy Whitney staff are either retired in place or mgih as well be. They don't have new ideas, are not equipped for the future plans of the company and will continue to be a hindrance to the company's success and the value their positions would otherwise contribute to the company. Some of these people are in senior positions and contribute to the dissatisfaction and turnorver of newer hires.

    Risk Officer position is hampered by micro-managing and a lack of leadership. You will not be able to contribute to the thought leadership of the department, as the job listing may state. Also, if you meet the preferred job qualifcations, you will be overqulaified on paper. Further, you will be frustrated because you will not have the leeway to exercise your prior experience. The front-line manager only want "mini-me's" and can only see doing things one way - his. He is not, at all, accepting of new ideas/approaches. In general, doesn't listen to new ideas and is a poor communicator. Lack of training and development and no long-term career path...unless maybe you leave for another department.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Difficult to obtain direction from Executive Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsLiked doing various new technology projects

    ConsUpper Management communications to Lower Level Management is poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage in bi-monthly communications to discuss needs and difficulties with ongoing projects and managment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hancock gets it done!!

    Financial Services Associate II (Current Employee) Destin, FL

    ProsQuick to handle situations that may arise. Great customer and associate service!! All services and products are offered in house and are serviced in house which creates an incredibly fast turnaround time.

    ConsHancock Holding Company has been involved in takeovers and buyouts of several bank branches and elected to close multiple locations for cost saving effects which does not help with customer retention.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work in progress.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsGood people, great corporate culture and high integrity.

    ConsWeak management information systems, inconsistent strategy and integration pains.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalance pressure for revenue growth with commitment to a sound risk culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok to begin with, hope it gets better

    Teller (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    Proshigh turnover rate resulting in many open management positions

    Conscore culture is shifting heavly to selling and away from customer service

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Reliable company with opportunity for work-life balance in a challenging setting

    Operational Risk Officer (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsCompany with stability, integrity, work -life balance, on Forbes 100 most trusted companies, options for moving up and laterally, diverse culture; management challenges you to constantly improve

    ConsStill in a post merger hangover with the org chart changing frequently and old and new processes running simultaneously; some locations have old facilities with old bathrooms, offices are segregated rather than open planned; Many locations and two headquarters, which can present logistic difficulties, depending on your job function.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should back the emphasis on personal accountability and rewarding people based on merit through a mandatory and consistent goal setting process across the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most well-positioned financial institution prepared to take advantage of the upcoming economic surge of the Gulf Coast

    Senior Vice President, Director of Loss Mitigation, Senior Credit Officer (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsGeographic coverage of one of the highest growth markets for the next ten years.

    ConsInexperienced management team at Hancock, relying on outside consultants to guide strategic movements

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust internal staff, and hire other internal experts to help guide the company, stop relying on outside consultants. Your employees feel very un-empowered due to your extensive use of outside consultants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent Place to Work

    Admisitrative Assistant (Former Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsStability. the bank has been around for a while and has a sound business model. Very friendly atmosphere. They do an excellent job in their role as a community bank and have a very good reputation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Their community bankers and commercial lenders are very involved in the community (particularly in organizations like Kiwanis and Rotary). For a community bank, Hancock is very well-capitalized. Working conditions are good. Everyone I knew in various MS and LA locations were gone by 5 or 6 everyday (speaking of corporate offices, not retail branches)

    ConsIt's typical of a lot of companies with southern influences. "Good ole boy" managerial structure which makes advancement difficult for most. This might have been the case in my dept, but it is generally frowned upon to take time off that is given to you. In my dept, you were expected to be there between 8 and 5 and very little flexibility is given. Opportunities for internal advancement are generally given to those who "know people".

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake advancement and internal hiring a little more transparent. A sure fire way to bleed off talent is to turn ones job into a dead end.

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    It's actually a nice place to work

    Branch Manager (Current Employee) Gulfport, MS

    ProsIt's a financial institution with proven strenght and stability in this unsure market

    ConsIt's a little stressful. More and more emphasis is being placed on cross selling and being a "one stop shop" for financial needs. Beginning to feel like a "jack of all trades and a master of none"

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at expectations of Branch Managers and see if they are really achievable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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