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Hancock and Whitney Bank Overview

Gulfport, MS
1001 to 5000 employees
1899
Company - Public (HBHC)
Finance
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We create opportunities for our clients and the communities we serve. We offer a wide array of banking and financial services under the Hancock Bank or Whitney Bank names at locations in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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Mission: Each day, we reaffirm our mission to help people achieve their financial goals and dreams.

Hancock and Whitney Bank – Why Work For Us?


How we were born

In the late 1800s, the Gulf Coast and two new banks were booming. South Mississippians looked to Hancock Bank to help manage prosperity created by agriculture, seafood, timber and tourism. Sixty miles to the west, New Orleans and Whitney Bank thrived in the wake of the World Cotton Expo.

For over a hundred years, Hancock and Whitney grew with and because of the people and places of the Gulf South. As the banks expanded into new towns and cities, they quickly became trusted, reliable business and community partners. Many smaller regional banks became part of Hancock and Whitney over the years; and, in December 2010, Hancock and Whitney came together.

The two neighbors had always shared similar history, geography and values. Merging was the next strategic step in the relationship, establishing an even stronger organization grounded in regional tradition and dedicated to regional success. 

Who we are

Today, history and commitment are still at the heart of who we are. Common experience and ideals connect us to local people and communities. We help individuals, families and businesses protect and grow the financial future they deserve and the quality of life we all cherish.

Under the Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank names and at locations in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, we offer contemporary banking options secured by solid ideals, pride in where we live and confidence in how far we can go together.

Like our founders, we believe in building a company that never knows completion—an organization that keeps getting better. Across this special region we call home, our heritage unites us, our communities inspire us and Our Mission, Our Purpose, Our Promise to associates and Our Core Values guide us as we move forward.

How we do business

Our Mission.

Each day, we reaffirm our mission to help people achieve their financial goals and dreams.

Our Purpose.

We work hard to create opportunities for people and the communities we serve—our purpose for doing what we do.

Our Promise to Associates.

We honor and respect associates with a heartfelt promise: You can grow. You have a voice. You are important.

Our Core Values.

Five timeless core values keep us strong, help us grow and define the way we do business: 

Honor & Integrity. We proudly bear a figurative badge symbolizing our steady commitment to do
the right thing for the people who depend on and trust us.

Strength & Stability. We maintain strong capital and solid business practices to anchor the company's financial soundness and offer clients safe harbor for their hard-earned money.

Commitment to Service. With a firm handshake and compassionate outreach, we pledge exceptional service to our clients and communities every day.

Teamwork. Like finely tuned gears, we work together to power an organization founded to help people, businesses and communities succeed.

Personal Responsibility. Each of us carries the long-burning light of accountability that leads us to go above and beyond our best.

Grow with us

Choose from a variety of career opportunities while enjoying a first-class working environment,
competitive wages, superb benefits packages and numerous opportunities for advancement.

Our family of companies include: Whitney Bank (doing business as “Hancock Bank” in Mississippi,
Alabama and Florida and “Whitney Bank” in Louisiana and Texas), Hancock Investment Services, Inc. and Harrison Finance Company.

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the spirit of our purpose. We pledge exceptional service to our clients and communities, and believe we can best serve them by mirroring the communities where we do business.

We believe in attracting, retaining and promoting quality talent and recognize that our diversity makes us a stronger company.  

Military recruiting

We are committed to helping those who serve by hiring veterans and continually supporting our country's service members.

We support the military and fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Reemployment Rights Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act.

Pay transparency

We are committed to the philosophies of competitive, equitable and performance-based pay.

Equal opportunity employer

We are committed to equal employment opportunity and believe that diversity in the workplace is essential to our success.

 

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    "Great people. Great company."

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    Pros

    I recently interviewed with Hancock and Whitney Bank. Don't know if I have the job yet, however, great group of friendly people who are focused on hiring top talent. Everyone from the recruiter to the top executives seemed genuine, happy to work there and eager to make the whole process pleasant for potential candidates. First class organization with first class people.

    Cons

    Only cons appear to be some of the negative reviews about the bank being focused on "selling". Seems a little silly because it is after all a business that is focused on growth and stability, which in-turn benefits the employee and the community where they work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on current course of being an aggressive, friendly and family-oriented institution.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hancock and Whitney Bank in June 2017.

    Interview

    Initially contacted by a recruiter, was very professional, conversation style interview, completed the phone screen, was contacted the next day by the assistant for setting up an over the phone panel interview with the hiring manager 4 days later and went downhill from there. Confirmation of that interview date and early am time was not even confirmed till the evening before at very end of business. Red flag there for no consideration for responding/confirming in a timely manner.
    Called the conference line and the phone number would not work. Reached out to assistant right away and at the same time was calling into my phone to tell me the conf line would not work. Was then sent an e-mail for the correct conf line phone number after 15 mins. Called into the new number and now the code would not work. Unbelievable! Had to reach out to the assistant again and after another 10 mins or so was then emailed the correct conf code. Finally managed to call in and they still couldn't start the interview because the other manager didn't stick around for the appointment. Waited another 10 mins for that manager to join and he/she didn't call in, so we had to start the interview with just me and the hiring manager. They basically ruined my morning. The interview started out good, and nearly halfway the 2nd manger joined in. I then had to repeat a ton of what I already had told the hiring manger because he/she didn't call in when they should have. Worst off, toward the end they started posing questions in a manner which was geared toward reasons why they should not give me the job, no conversation style interview either, unoriginal, ie. "where do you see yourself in X years?"
    Very unprofessional process, they aren't even capable of being able to facilitate an interview. The pay wasn't going to be that great around 51/52/53K extremely low for nationwide avg, and there's a reason why. I asked what the goals and challenges were for the position and they couldn't answer the question. They used words like "everything", "things we want to do" and "new position," very general, never defined "things", or "everything", and couldn't give a single detail of what the actual job responsibilities entailed. Definitely glad I did not end up with them. They are a very unprofessional organization and a total waste of time to interview with. They hired someone else and never bothered to tell me because I followed up after they did and they still wouldn't tell me no, even when the position said filled online. Finally, after another week and a half after my follow up they emailed and said they hired someone. Very poor way of communicating and treating candidates with no respect for their time. There are better companies out there, stay away from this one.

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