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Woodforest Financial Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
97 Reviews

2.7
97 Reviews
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Woodforest Financial Chairman and CEO; CEO, Woodforest National Bank Robert E. Marling Jr.
Robert E. Marling Jr.
35 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Anthing can iimprove over time / patience

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment, great great benefits

    Cons

    Sales goals are a little high at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the sales goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Banker  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Banker in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Advancement, favoritism from upper management, hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Na

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In-store Retail Banker
    Current Employee - In-store Retail Banker

    Pros

    Convenient (inside Walmart), fairly good benefits.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    long hours, low pay,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instore Retail Banker  in  Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Instore Retail Banker in Pitts, PA

    Pros

    The customers and Walmart employees

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to retain the employees you have instead of just training people for other financial institutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lazy people made the other reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Pay, 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.

    Cons

    Hours, shirts

    I just didn't like paying for this shirts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My management has been great so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Would not work here again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Retail Banker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Banker  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Banker in Austin, TX

    Pros

    401k, health insurance, better pay than some.

    Cons

    Not enough room to grow in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great first banking job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In-store Retail Banker  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - In-store Retail Banker in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire better employeee and enforce integrity in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent first bank job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instore Retail Banker  in  Schertz, TX
    Current Employee - Instore Retail Banker in Schertz, TX

    Pros

    Not 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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