Woodforest Financial

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Woodforest Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.6 97 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

Woodforest Financial Chairman and CEO; CEO, Woodforest National Bank Robert E. Marling Jr.

Robert E. Marling Jr.

(35 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • laid back environment, decent pay (in 9 reviews)

  • Friendly co workers, Good entry level training programs, Community Involvement (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't take input at all, Regional management is good (in 10 reviews)

  • Branch Managers are held accountable for employees but are not allowed to coach or discipline (in 9 reviews)

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAnthing can iimprove over time / patience

    ConsBenefits is a choice, Training is an opportunity,and promotions is when I went over and beyond what is required of me.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun environment, great great benefits

    ConsSales goals are a little high at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase up on the sales goals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent job!

    Retail Banker (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsPay, benefits, friendly people to work with

    ConsAdvancement, favoritism from upper management, hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with all employees, don't play favorites when it comes to scheduling and moving up the corporate ladder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Na

    In-store Retail Banker (Current Employee)

    ProsConvenient (inside Walmart), fairly good benefits.

    ConsWork late, on holidays, new hires get higher starting salary than current employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    long hours, low pay,

    Instore Retail Banker (Current Employee) Pitts, PA

    ProsThe customers and Walmart employees

    Consmanagement who knows nothing about Banking, marketing to the same people

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to retain the employees you have instead of just training people for other financial institutions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lazy people made the other reviews

    Assistant Branch Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsPay, upward mobility, training, incentives, benefits

    I've been with the company for one year and 8 months. I became an assistant branch manager in 1 year and 4 months. To all the people saying all these bad things they are just lazy. If you work hard and are vocal you will move up in this company. Positions are ALWAYS available and upper management is always looking for employees to promote. In two more months i'll be going out for a branch manager position and i feel pretty good about my chances. Don't let lazy people deter you from this company. The 401k is also excellent. GREAT company to work for.

    ConsHours, shirts

    I just didn't like paying for this shirts!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy management has been great so far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Would not work here again

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) The Woodlands, TX

    ProsThis was a decent place to work if you are just starting your career.

    ConsThere is very little room for advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Retail Banker

    Retail Banker (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Pros401k, health insurance, better pay than some.

    ConsNot enough room to grow in the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great first banking job.

    In-store Retail Banker (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsThere is no limit on overtime and it is almost impossible to get fired.

    ConsYou are not appreciated, work environment is VERY unprofessional, long hours, no raises, and there in no room for growth. The managers have favorites. The employees also sell fee refunds, steal from the company, and sleep with customers and the management allows it....This bank has no integrity. Calling HR is a joke they do nothing because they are in Texas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better employeee and enforce integrity in the workplace.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent first bank job.

    Instore Retail Banker (Current Employee) Schertz, TX

    ProsNot a bad introduction to the financial industry. Those who have worked for the company wind up working there for years. Definite opportunity for longevity and job security. Somewhat relaxed working environment (all things considered). Every day is a different day. Comp days are easily acquired.

    ConsYou acquire sick time easily, but there is little room to actually use it. Comp days instead of holiday pay (not sure which is better). The fact that you have to pay for your own shirts (which are 25 bucks a pop and you need to buy 7 of them from the get go) is a massive Con. They're colorful, but not worth the money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop charging new hires for shirts. In fact, stop charging for the shirts period. And open branches west of Texas. You're missing much of the country. My suggestion is to start in Washington and move south and east as you go. Keep connecting states like before.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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