SWBC Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
18 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Payment Services Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Payment Services Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at SWBC part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling; employees are important; opportunities for advancement; good for students in college

    Cons

    Training took a long time; management issues would affect employees; confusing organization structure (too many "managers"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Company is OK but the IT department had some issues at the time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at SWBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has decent benefits overall and they have a nice profit sharing plan. There were a lot of nice and helpful coworkers. The owners are active in the community and seem to really care about their employees.

    Cons

    The way the company was set up it was really hard to get a handle on the main thing that SWBC actually did as a company. At times it seemed like the company was a jumble of unrelated products. The company did not seem to have a clear expectation of what the IT department should actually do. IT employees in the past have been dismissed for essentially doing what they were told to do. IT employees in the past have been told in so many words that they can be replaced. The company adheres to a traditional business dress code 3 days a week for six months out of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy that makes it easier to explain how SWBC makes money. Try to be more transparent about the company's financial situation. Make managers develop realistic plans and hold them, not employees, accountable if corners are cut or controls short circuited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SWBC full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    nothing so far comes to mind

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    pretty good until they started to grow

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    Current Employee - Mortgage  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Mortgage in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SWBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great flexability in schedules personal vs work

    Cons

    Very little opprotunity to move up in the company, no parking for employees, grown way to fast and never looked back to see what they have lost in respect to valuable people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owners are great guys but polititians, who are out for them selves and upper managment for the most part. They cut a bunch of long term employees compensation and then management went and bought fancy cars and take lavish vacations, which didn't settle very well in the work place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    VP Sales and Marketing

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at SWBC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The management team is very professional and care about all their employees and they communicate their expectation on a weekly bases.

    Cons

    Seem to going in many different directions as a company and sometime that lead to conflict among the different business units and support operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of San Antonio's Great Places to Work

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at SWBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Constant improvements in product reviews.

    Cons

    Utilize the skill sets of employees in product or other improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to junior employees more in the improvement process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    mortgage banking

    Current Employee - Mortgage Banking
    Current Employee - Mortgage Banking

    I have been working at SWBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It a very good and positive company to work for

    Cons

    Currently, I don't have any cons to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is on target

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Places to work in Texas

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at SWBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well postioned for future growth, not just in San Antonio, but throughout Texas and other markets they service. Great brand recognition in Texas for sure.

    Cons

    Lacks latest technology. Some systems are antiquated and lack the latest and greatest technology that is available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage technology to help increase bottom line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    SWBC is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at SWBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employer paid medical and dental for employees only. 401(k) program has a decent match and profit sharing is at the company's discretion. Short Term Disability is not employer paid, but they do offer a generous sick time bank. Company is consistently growing.

    Cons

    Pay not always in line with market trends. Employee recognition could be better. While they are growing they have had a few areas with lay offs over the years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supervisors are no help

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at SWBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay vacation benefits friendly coworkers
    great environment

    Cons

    supervisors don't know much
    HR reps are rude
    they hardly work with you for days off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train those supervisors that need to be trained and help them learn how to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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