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First Hawaiian Bank Overview

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Honolulu, HI
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (FHB)
Banks & Credit Unions
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Bank of Hawaii, American Savings Bank, Central Pacific Bank

Working at First Hawaiian Bank

First Hawaiian Bank is the oldest and largest bank on the archipelago. It is a subsidiary of BancWest, which in turn is owned by French bank BNP Paribas. Founded in 1858 to serve the whaling industry, First Hawaiian Bank has about 60 branches in Hawaii, plus locations in Guam ... Read more

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First Hawaiian Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Harrison
Robert S. Harrison
37 Ratings
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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Honolulu, HI
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    I worked at First Hawaiian Bank full-time (More than a year)


    Employees are awesome, they treat you like family. By far, one of the best places I've worked so far.


    Wish I was able to stay longer.

    Advice to Management

    No advice because management is already great.

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First Hawaiian Bank Interviews



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    Vendor Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at First Hawaiian Bank (Honolulu, HI) in July 2017.


    Awful. I wonder how they are in business. That level of disorganized, void of any courtesy "handling" of a lower-management job application is ridiculing their the employees' skills and ethics.

    Applied for the position on July 7;
    Was invited for an interview on July 18;
    Got an invite for a second interview on July 31 the next day;
    Was called back on Aug. 4 and "tasked" with a weekend-homework that "illustrates my ability to organize";
    Had to follow-up twice because I never even received a confirmation of receipt;
    Was invited on Aug. 10 for a third interview on Aug. 15;
    Was told on Aug. 23 that I would get a decision by Sep. 1;
    Did not get a decision on Sep. 1 of course... radio silence for 1.5 months;
    Was invited on Nov. 6 for a fourth interview on Nov. 14.
    Got a call today, Dec. 1, that they selected an "internal candidate".

    What-A-Surprise. A job in Hawaii is given to an internal candidate. Who would have thought.

    Took them five (5!!!) months, four rounds of interviews, for which I had to take off work, and a homework to find an internal candidate. I wonder if that internal candidate had to do all of that.

    The two best parts are that today was the first time I spoke to a person from HR. All the other appointments, tasks, etc. were facilitated by the department(s). But for a negative response, they send the clerk. Embarrassing.

    Even graver, they have been using my application data to advertise bank products to me which I am receiving at least twice a month now.

    BoH will take their place so fast they cannot even hire a new CEO.

    Interview Questions

    • How long do you plan on staying in Hawaii?
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