Virginia Commerce Bancorp

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Updated May 21, 2015
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Virginia Commerce Bancorp CEO and Director; President and CEO, Virginia Commerce Bank Peter A. Converse
Peter A. Converse
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  1. Enjoyed it

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Falls Church, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    customer focus, family environment for employees

    Cons

    Low salary, laid-back sale effort


  3. The best employment experience of my career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President and General Auditor in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President and General Auditor in Chantilly, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Commerce Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  6. Good, but some growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Commerce Bancorp

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    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



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