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Guilford Savings Bank Overview

Guilford, CT
51 to 200 employees
1875
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Guilford Savings Bank (GSB) has been serving the financial needs of individuals, families and businesses on the Connecticut shoreline for over 140 years. Founded in 1875 by local business owners, we have proudly stood as a trusted institution in the communities we serve ... Read more

Mission: To provide comprehensive financial solutions to individuals, families, and businesses predicated upon building mutually beneficial, strong, and lasting relationships.

Vision: Guided by our values and an unwavering commitment to improve the lives of those ... Read more

Company Updates

  • GSB has been named Business of the Year by the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce!

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    GSB Named Business of the Year

    Excerpt from an article that originally appeared on OldSaybrookChamber.com. December 11, 2018 The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce announced the 2018 Annual Award recipients at its annual meeting, held December 5, 2018 at The Kate.

  • Deborah Abildsoe, CEO and Founder, Brant Walker, Senior Vice President, and Connor Dolan, Vice President, of GSB Wealth Management LLC were featured in Seasons Magazines. In it, they talk about their backgrounds and approach to wealth management.

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    Growing Investments: A Look at GSB Wealth Management LLC

    At GSB Wealth Management, business is personal. by James Battaglio / photography by Tony Bacewicz Shortly after meeting with the principals of GSB Wealth Management LLC (GSBWM), one comes to realize several things: to call them merely "brokers" would be a misnomer. In fact, the term "broker" couldn't be further from the truth.

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Guilford Savings Bank – Why Work For Us?


As a community mutual bank, our success depends on a thriving community

For that reason, you’ll find our team members have a strong sense of volunteerism and community engagement. You'll find us swinging hammers at Habitat for Humanity builds, staffing booths at local events large and small, and serving on over 60 nonprofit boards of directors.

We also support our communities financially. Our sponsorships include financial literacy programs, American Red Cross blood drives, summer concerts on historic town greens and a variety of major fundraising events held by local nonprofits. We support carnivals, festivals, and fairs such as the Guilford Fair, an event that's taken place every year since 1859! That's 16 years before GSB's own founding. We're proud to contribute to community events that have such rich history.

A FOCUS ON VOLUNTEERISM

Our employees are passionate about banking—but that's just the beginning. They bring passion and drive into all areas of their lives, including their community. When we sponsor an event, we don't just write a check. You'll see us at all types of events volunteering for causes near and dear to our hearts. Whether it's a one-time cause such as the Ice-Bucket Challenge or a recurring theme such as wearing orange for hunger awareness, we respond to needs in the local community and beyond.

Our employees volunteer thousands of community service hours each year in support of local events and charitable organizations. Giving back to the communities that we serve isn't just responsible business, it's helping improve the place we call home.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

Creating a great future for our communities means we need to make an investment now. GSB has charitable funds at local foundations, which, unlike typical donations, allow the respective foundations to grow the money and draw from it as needed, helping more people over time.

GSB has established charitable funds with four local organizations:

  • Guilford Foundation
  • Branford Community Foundation
  • Madison Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Middlesex County

The funds help provide scholarships for outstanding high school seniors, as well as support and services for low-income families.

As a community bank, we're interdependent with the communities we serve.  When our community thrives, we thrive.  Our goal is active engagement. From the day-to-day involvement of our employees to our financial response to community needs, the total impact of our passionate community bank is measurable.

Do you want to take pride in your work and advance your career? We invest in our employees because their success is what makes us great. 

In an environment of 110 employees, your achievements are recognized. At GSB, we provide the tools and support to ensure that our employees develop their skills, attain their goals, and reach their full potential.

GSB recognizes growth and achievement. We're hardworking individuals who take pride in our work, and in the bank's community values. You'll find us supporting the community through service projects and volunteering at local events. We share this commitment and dedication to community, and that's part of why this is such a great place to work. At GSB, you're part of a real team, and your ideas power the innovation that makes our company such a success.

Employer of Choice

Find out why our employees call us “an employer of choice.” At GSB, we invest in our employees by encouraging dedication and advancement. We embrace every employee's assets and talents. You'll work alongside senior management, making decisions that affect the company. Through continuing education and recognition of your hard work, there is a meaningful career path at GSB.

We offer a tremendous benefits package. GSB currently provides the following programs for full-time employees:

  • Medical insurance
  • HSA employer funding
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid time off program
  • Bank paid holidays
  • Annual incentive program
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance plan
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee referral program

Guilford Savings Bank Reviews

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    Pros

    Inclusive environment with opportunities to be exposed to and participate in projects in every area of the bank. Guilford Savings Bank is an organization where professional development and servant leadership are part of the fabric of the company. It is a family environment with frequent team building activities and celebrations of our successes.

    Cons

    There are none! I love working here!

    Advice to Management

    Continued investment in the community through the time and talent of GSB employee volunteerism and dollars contributed to support community organizations.

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Guilford Savings Bank Photos

Guilford Savings Bank photo of: Team GSB at the Guilford Parade!
Guilford Savings Bank photo of: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Guilford Savings Bank photo of: The GSB Team at our 2018 Habitat for Humanity build!
Guilford Savings Bank photo of: Randy Sonzoni, HR Generalist, on site of our 2018 Habitat for Humanity build
Guilford Savings Bank photo of: Renee Pallenberg, Director of Marketing & Cash Management, receiving her Women of Fire award.
Guilford Savings Bank photo of: Team GSB wearing their finest holiday sweaters for caroling.
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    Assistant Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Branford, CT
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Guilford Savings Bank (Branford, CT) in January 2016.

    Interview

    good since it was local and a small company. was very comfortable not intimidating. They used canned questions though which was a little uncomfortable. no questions on handling money, etc which is required for the job. Needs to be a little more creative.

    Interview Questions

    • Canned questions. Where do you see yourself in 5 years.   1 Answer
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