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Provident Bank Overview

Iselin, NJ
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Established in 1839, Provident Bank has a strong history of service and stability.

At Provident Bank, our promise is "Commitment you can count on." We believe in fulfilling this promise in all aspects of our customer ... Read more

Mission: Our Vision and Core Values create a culture where our customer’s needs, wants and expectations guide and define how we do business and how we measure success.

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Provident Bank – Why Work For Us?


At Provident Bank, our promise is "Commitment you can count on." We believe in fulfilling this promise in all aspects of our customer interactions, banking services and product offerings. 

Commitment has been our driving force since the bank was founded in 1839. To meet the changing needs of current and future generations, Provident is continuing our promise of Commitment while delivering consistent quality experiences and providing options and banking solutions that meet your needs.

As we expanded, our capabilities grew to rival larger regional and national banks. However, our advantage over those larger banks is that we have also maintained our customer commitment to providing personal service.

We serve individual and commercial customers with a wide scope of products and services. From personal checking to commercial loans, each account comes with individual attention from a Provident banker.

The Provident Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS). Provident serves its customers through an extensive network of more than 80 branches throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania and telephone and online banking systems.


A lot has happened since 1839…Check out our moving timeline below to see where we came from and discover the milestones that made us who we are.

At Provident Bank, commitment to our customers has been our promise since we opened our doors. It seems almost impossible now, but we had humble beginnings in a one room office in Jersey City, NJ, where our first day’s deposits totaled just $227. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to serving the financial needs of our customers for more than 175 years.

Very few banks can say they’ve been around quite as long, but Provident survived the Civil War and two World Wars. And we didn’t just survive. We came out the other side stronger than before.

Through strategic mergers, we’ve grown from a community savings bank to a major financial institution, expanding our service area, increasing our market share, and adding talented people to our staff. We listen to our customers, investing in innovation to address their ever-evolving needs.

In 2003, we established the Provident Bank Foundation to give back to our local communities. In 2011, we acquired Beacon Trust to help customers attain, preserve, and expand their assets. But amidst the change, there’s been one constant: Commitment you can count on.



Provident Bank is committed to providing the highest quality financial services and products to the communities we serve. We value personal and professional integrity in the workplace and strive to create a cooperative working environment that encourages all employees to reach their full potential. We provide a range of programs and initiatives to support continuous growth and professional development.

We also offer competitive compensation and benefits including undergraduate tuition disbursement, medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, paid-time-off, a 401(k) Plan, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan for full-time employees, and a wide array of benefits for part-time employees.

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Veterans have given so much to this country. At Provident, we are committed to supporting military veterans and veterans with disabilities who return to work after active duty. We strive to reach out to veterans to help generate and enhance employment opportunities.

Returning to a civilian career following time spent in the military can be a challenge – for both the service member and their family. Our goal is to assist with the transition by providing confidential resources and career guidance.


Provident grants employees an unpaid leave of absence together with reemployment rights in accordance with federal and state law, for military service.

At Provident, we recognize the importance of creating a socially and culturally diverse employee base. Our commitment to diversity is an integral part of our daily business practices and recruitment strategy.

By working with individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, we gain perspectives that can strengthen our products and services, make the Bank more valuable to a wider customer base, and enhance the quality of our daily interactions.

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Morristown, NJ
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    I have been working at Provident Bank full-time (More than 5 years)


    Small company, easy to talk with upper level management, room for advancement (not a lot but it is better than nothing), an opportunity to get your foot in the door.


    Terrible benefits package, 401k match is pathetic, salary isn't competitive, antiquated policies and systems, and no work from home option.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who work for you. If you continue to ignore the suggestions of the lower and middle level employees you will continue to lose good talent to companies who have more to offer.

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Provident Bank Interviews



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    Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Provident Bank (Jersey City, NJ) in April 2017.


    Sumited an application that same day HR sends you an assessment once you summit it HR called me right away to set up an interview the following week had a group interview first then three week later another one for a final decision.

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Provident Bank Awards & Accolades

  • Fun At Work, bswift, 2016
  • National Award recipient for outstanding community service, The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), 2015

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