Hills Bank & Trust Co.

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Hills Bank & Trust Co. Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    If interested in banking, this is a great place to find yourself.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Teller in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Hills Bank & Trust Co. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved working at Hills because everyone in the company from the tellers to the President is only concerned with truly helping the customers. They don't product push or focus only on the numbers, but instead treat each person with respect. They know the numbers will follow after. They have a great internal hiring process and there are always opportunities to apply for new positions within the organization, so it's a great place to start if you aren't sure what you would enjoy in banking. They offer great benefits and opportunities range from high school/GED level to MBA/CPA level of jobs.

    Cons

    The headquarters, located in Hills, Iowa, is inconvenient for employees who don't live close to the Iowa City area. A lot of the better jobs are in Hills so if you don't live close it is a bit of a drive to get there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked in the Coralville Branch in the Real Estate area.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coralville, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coralville, IA

    I worked at Hills Bank & Trust Co. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mostly friendly people, business is pretty strong.

    Cons

    HR department seems to be pretty inept. Low pay and minimal raises. Not much room for career advancement. Don't encourage further education. Value longevity at company over efficiency. Seems to be a social hierarchy which affects advancement. Supervisors often don't let younger employees have any real responsibilities or room for growth. Very, very conservative for the most part. Inability to hire the correct people or the correct amount of people: in the summer, they often hire temps, even though regular FT employees already have little to do, then will lessen the hours of FT employees, b/c they don't have enough work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Benefits of a larger bank with a small bank atmosphere

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hills Bank & Trust Co. full-time

    Pros

    Hills Bank has an exception reputation in the community. It's a great place to work.
    There is an opportunity to advance within the company.
    Nice benefits (health insurance, dental, vision)
    People are great to work with, which makes for loyal customers.

    Cons

    The pay is average at best compared to other banks in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on staying up to date with technology

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  5.  

    Was a good place to work but they pay nothing as compared to the industry standards

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Investment Intern  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Investment Intern in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Hills Bank & Trust Co.

    Pros

    Friendly management and you get respect.

    Cons

    Pay very less as compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the right employees

  6.  

    Great company with great employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  Hills, IA
    Current Employee - Teller in Hills, IA

    I have been working at Hills Bank & Trust Co.

    Pros

    The employees and management were great to work with. As a teller I felt very appreciated by management and other employees.

    Cons

    A lot of older people work for the company and married women. Thus the culture of the company is focused on these two groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to stick with what they're doing. I had 5 different bosses while I was there and thought all of them were terrific bosses.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Nice place to bank, shaky to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Teller in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at Hills Bank & Trust Co.

    Pros

    The bank has a good customer base and most employees are great to work with. The benefits seem to be competitive. They are very focused on customer relations and do a good job in treating customers well.

    Cons

    The pay is less than spectacular, raises are given annually and quite small. The bank has a tendency to play favorites. Many employees leave the bank unhappy or on bad terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has a tendency to be nit-pick employees and make them feel as though they are not doing a good job without telling them what they are doing wrong or how to do a better job.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great bank to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller
    Former Employee - Teller

    I worked at Hills Bank & Trust Co.

    Pros

    Compensation, Management, Friendliness, Flexibility. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Mostly female workforce & mostly older people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing specific, all management during my tenure did a great job.

    Recommends

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