Whitney Holding Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great until Hancock Bank merged with them.

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    Former Employee - Property Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Whitney Holding full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Didn't comply with government compliances and very racist. Refused to observe Martin Luther King Day.

    Cons

    They keep the Whitney name in Louisiana.

    Advice to Management

    Start putting procedures in place that comply with the size of bank you have become today.


  2. No room for moving up

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great insurance and great people

    Cons

    disorganized upper management who don't seem very honest little room to move up in the banking industry unless you want to manage a branch dissatisfaction throughout the bank

    Advice to Management

    don't hire someone and then promote them without a salary increase...i mean, come on


  3. Nothing great about this employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay is good. Benfits meet expectations.

    Cons

    Discrimination Family works for high executives Small bank atmosphere try8ing to create a "big" bank mentality

    Advice to Management

    Executives from a bigger bank need to understand the dynamics of the roles in all job categories. This bank does not have the correct support needed to be effective with what they are attempting to change.


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  5. Stone Age!

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bank holidays, no weekends, close at 4pm... Flexible work hours, great work life balance... Not like big bank sales atmosphere, more of a "relationship bank".

    Cons

    One of Top Personal Bankers in Company and still made less than $40k a year.... They use typewriters nearly every day! Seriously! Little to no technology, even though it has been coming for years... No advancement potential. Horrible incentive pay. Health & Dental benefits are sub par outside of Louisiana

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a "good ol' boys club". You keep bad managers just because you "like" them? Upper management seems to be oblivious to real world needs of retail staff. There are little to no documented procedures...I had to learn how to get things done by word of mouth by people that found out the hard way. Spend money on technology FAST!! You must be nearly 20 years behind bigger banks! Can you even catch up when you are that far behind in this day in age?


  6. A Little Old School...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Whitney Bank is a respected name in the local community, with a long standing, solid reputation. It's a company that is synonymous with New Orleans. The culture is old fashioned, but positive. The people are fun-loving and loyal. The bank returns that loyalty for the most part...

    Cons

    While Whitney has a long history, they tend to not be a very progressive company. Change is very slow to develop. A younger professional may not find the culture to be appealing compared to competitors. It can be a formal, suit-wearing, blue-blood culture.

    Advice to Management

    I would say management needs to take a look at some of the more progressive companies out there (the ones that consistently land on those "best places to work" lists) and try to incorporate some of those features into the bank's culture. I understand Whitney has a certain image they like to project, but it may be time for a makeover on the inside...


  7. Great Place, lack of advancement

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    Former Employee - Teller in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teller in Houston, TX

    Pros

    -Easy place to work -Retail side is not busy -Pay is "ok" giving the amount of work

    Cons

    -Pay still could be better, if they had better incentives -No real advancement, just shuffle employees

    Advice to Management

    Start giving realistic goals to Branch Manager, since we are not busy and it is hard to lure in new business.


  8. It was very much a learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Production Support in Harahan, LA
    Former Employee - Production Support in Harahan, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced, dynamic, sensitive environment; one cannot help but constantly be forced to learn new concepts and improve their skills.

    Cons

    The office culture wasn't exactly the type I fit into well - both attempts and mistakes were made by everyone. As I said, learning experience.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is trying to move in to your job, and clearly becoming defensive concerning asinine issues when you're being outperformed benefits no body. That's passive aggressive, and it often has the polar opposite effect you intend it to have.


  9. Multi-Service Banker II

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whitney Holding full-time

    Pros

    There was a lot of customer-interaction, and the branches downtown and in rougher areas had armed security guards. All of the employees are typically nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems like upper management doesn't really care of how people are doing personally. Vacation days must be approved in advanced in must coordinate with others in the office, which really isn't that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and try you best to make them happy, because then they will work harder.


  10. Nice place to work, poor place to grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Whitney takes very good care of its employees, particularly evident after Katrina. Whitney is a good member of the communities it serves.

    Cons

    Senior management has not communicated well with regions outside of New Orleans about the direction of the bank. Mediocrity is rewarded and incompetency is tolerated at all levels within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Communication should be improved and be more consistent across the bank's footprint.


  11. Was a good employer.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    Competitive pay for banking. Opportunities for personal growth.

    Cons

    Sold out to Hancock Bank.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management was competent. The problem was with executive management. They foolishly moved into Florida markets via acquisitions despite ample warning from consultants.



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