Sterling Bancorp Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Sterling Bancorp Chairman and CEO; Chairman, Sterling National Bank Louis J. Cappelli
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  1. managing director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexiblility, friendly work environment, easy accessibility, senior management very supportive, can move up easily if productive

    Cons

    unorganized, reviews are not given annual, no communication between department, credit department is over worked and short staffed


  2. Helpful (1)

    Vice Preseident

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Hand-on experience. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    No Growth Potential. M&A company looking to acquire and sell off the bank. No work-life balance. Unrealistic expectations without direction.

    Advice to Management

    Management provide clear direction and transparency.


  3. senior clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The time that I have been here

    Cons

    The changes that. Have happen.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old ways they worked


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    Manager

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

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be responsive smart credit operation. Took risks but was careful.

    Cons

    Arbitrary decisions by management not based on performance.


  6. Very good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very welcoming and happy.
    HR works with you 100% and cares.
    Small bank so you get to meet and know a lot of staff including upper up.

    Cons

    Unreal goals, management can sometimes be a little aggressive but nothing out of the ordinary. Lack of staff. hire the staff that is needed in the financial centers, we have to ask for help from other financial centers too often.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the people that are needed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Computer Operations Analyst/Help Desk Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Operations Analyst/Help Desk Analyst in Montebello, NY
    Former Employee - Computer Operations Analyst/Help Desk Analyst in Montebello, NY

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    they paid me fairly well

    Cons

    COMPANY MERGED AND IT IS MERGING AGAIN. FUTURE UNCERTAIN.

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  8. Vice President

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing fast, aggressive, nice people

    Cons

    Nothing really wrong great atmosphere


  9. Helpful (1)

    Terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp

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

    Pros

    Not really any to mention

    Cons

    Downey Bridgwater is a jerk. Ran the company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Downey Bridgwater


  10. Helpful (1)

    A rollercoaster on wheels

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate I in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate I in New York, NY

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    No weekends, no long hours

    Cons

    pressure from upper management made managers pressure the whole teller unit caused friction, bad training progam

    Advice to Management

    Don't pressure your employers to the point where they want to resigned


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for. Some bad apples in management

    Former Employee - Financial Center Manager in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Center Manager in Suffern, NY

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growing company, good vision for growth

    Cons

    middle management in administration and hr not supportive to financial center staff, focus only on business hub centers, in the words of one - "no one gives a crap about the financial centers"

    Advice to Management

    senior management must remove their blinders with regard to some of their administrative middle management as their contribution is net zero but they are costing the company some very capable and talented staff.



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