Virginia Commerce Bancorp Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Virginia Commerce Bancorp CEO and Director; President and CEO, Virginia Commerce Bank Peter A. Converse
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  1. Enjoyed it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Commerce Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The branch manager respected me for my reliability and talent. That made me feel great because I am a diligent worker who gets fuel from that kind of acknowledgement. I happily worked extra hours to make the office run smoothly because the manager and coworkers made it worth it.

    Cons

    I was a part time worker on the record, but I actually worked full time and overtime. I was happy to work extra hours, but back then, part time meant no health insurance. It ended up costing me.


  2. It was like a family!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Commerce Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    warm, family-like environment decent work hours goals were challenging but attainable

    Cons

    wish pay was more competitive back office employee turnover was too high time to rehire was lengthy training department could use some help

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees


  3. "Customer Oriented" down to every detail of customer service

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Commerce Bancorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    customer focus, family environment for employees

    Cons

    Low salary, laid-back sale effort


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  5. The best employment experience of my career.

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President and General Auditor in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President and General Auditor in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Commerce Bancorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Once my supervisor saw that I was competent, she took a "hands-off" approach and let me work fairly independently.

    Cons

    I did not experience any challenges working for this employer

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it works!


  6. Good, but some growing pains

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, pay for performance, able to give individual attention to customers, flexible schedule. fosters a decent work life balance and promotes from within. Is demanding, but reasonable, oftentimes has a lack of focus as an organization and/or changes direction on priorities.

    Cons

    communication can be an issue, top-down management, workload can be overwhelming, sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, could use more help in support roles. Limited upward mobility. To ease thes issues, perhaps managment should consider more structure and guidance on issues, beter understanding of goals and objective of the organization, better training and learning opportunties

    Advice to Management

    More structure and guidance on issues, beter understanding of goals and objective of the organization, better training and learning opportunties


  7. Helpful (1)

    It was like working for a bank in the 1960's.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bank that is local to communities. Not in city centers, branches in burbs.

    Cons

    Very out of date technology wise, there was no "helpline" for staff, automation was almost non exsistant. Micro-managed to the enth degree.

    Advice to Management

    Allow branches to cultivate and develope their own style. As long as branches are scoring well in customer surveys, allow them to think out of the box. Understand your business will come from servicing your customers, not from attending fundraisers and Chamber meetings.



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