Valley National Bancorp

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Valley National Bancorp Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Valley National Bancorp Chairman, President, and CEO, Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank Gerald H. Lipkin
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  1. Teller

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    Current Employee - Teller in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Teller in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at Valley National Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ambitious detail-oriented banking professional with 4+ track record of success in the capacity of a ban teller,Possesses deep expertise in processing financial transaction, handling customers, Skilled in use of computer and various automated financial software. Fluent in English and Spanish.

    Cons

    Teller are very limited to do wire transfer order deposit tickets and checks

    Advice to Management

    Service operation manager should be transfer from time to time, so they won't be lay back.


  2. Stay far away

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at Valley National Bancorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    3:00 dismissal the day before a holiday and back office is closed on all major holidAys. Everything else is HORRIBLE

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement, all manual systems ! By far the worst Human Resources department I've ever seen in my life. Terrible

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to learn to care for your employees, and Learn to retain great employees. I've never worked for an employer and felt so disrespected and devalued.


  3. mortgage processor

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    Current Contractor - Mortgage Loan Processor in Wayne, NJ
    Current Contractor - Mortgage Loan Processor in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at Valley National Bancorp as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    none that i can think of

    Cons

    bad pay, no respect, bad management

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees, pay employees based on performance


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  5. Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Paterson, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work/life balance is the best thing.

    Cons

    Nothing as far as my experience is concerned.


  6. Perseverance will result in career progress

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CLO in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CLO in New York, NY

    I worked at Valley National Bancorp full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work ethic and dedication are rewarded, if but a bit slowly, over time.

    Cons

    Wish there were better on-going communication at times.

    Advice to Management

    Feel a bit detached from Executive Management. Perhaps a way to pull more employees into conference calls, updates, etc.


  7. its a bank

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employ in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Employ in South Plainfield, NJ

    I have been working at Valley National Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Stability is the main stay at the bank so it makes it a safe and functional place to work.

    Cons

    The bank is extremely conservative with incremental growth and advancement opportunities. It a good place to wrap up a career but maybe not to create one.

    Advice to Management

    Assessment of department functionalities should occur on a regular basis and involve line managers who understand the granular day to day requiremenrss.


  8. Administrative Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Valley National Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Conservative local bank. Met some great coworkers. Some not so great.

    Cons

    Poor management, favoritism, low salary, no growth opportunities. The systems are very outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to improve in all aspects...


  9. Head teller

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Valley National Bancorp (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I can say one thing this bank is way more laid back them what I was used to working and I was promoted quick but I think it was because of the fact I has a great manager .. Not to pushy to make sales goals

    Cons

    worked as a teller for 9 months and was promoted to head teller but the pay they offered me and what was possible was ridiculous I got the lowest amount of pay ... Systems are slow equipment is old ...u get 2 weeks vacation that are not pro rated and u HAVE TO TAKE THEM BACK TO BACK... Cheap .. Not appreciated under staffed

    Advice to Management

    So ur team you appreciate them more hiring more help..


  10. Rewarding but boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at Valley National Bancorp

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

    Pros

    Company has very good training, is a very friendly place to work.

    Cons

    disirganized, behind in technology, tedious and boring most of the time, some people do not know what are they doing.


  11. PT - Teller

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PT Teller in Lodi, NJ
    Former Employee - PT Teller in Lodi, NJ

    I worked at Valley National Bancorp (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    For the most part PT tellers didn't have to worry much about referrals on opening accounts. They give great benefits like 3% interest on a $10,000 loan. They do offer great career opportunities -- if they like you.

    Cons

    PT tellers are treated worse than FT. They say they'll work with your schedule, but everyone in the branch picks their schedule first and give are given the remainder. I never once had someone switch days with me adjust the schedule to my benefit. Higher the management the more disappointed I become.

    Advice to Management

    My pros are basically true with any large business. The most important thing VNB needs to remember is to treat your employees with as much respect as your customers; and they'll show you the same.



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