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Sterling Bancorp Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1966
Company - Public (STL)
Banks & Credit Unions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Sterling wants your silver. Sterling Bancorp is the holding company for Sterling National Bank, which operates about a dozen branch locations in and around New York City. The bank offers such standard retail products as checking and savings accounts and CDs. Commercial and ... Read more

Sterling Bancorp – Why Work For Us?


Sterling National Bank, the principal subsidiary of Sterling Bancorp, specializes in the delivery of banking services and solutions–to business owners, their families, and consumers within the communities we serve–through teams of dedicated and experienced relationship managers. Sterling offers a complete line of corporate banking and consumer banking products and services.

At Sterling National Bank, our promise to clients goes above and beyond our comprehensive suite of banking products and services. Our relationship managers provide a full-service experience, including a single point of contact to coordinate various financial disciplines and streamline the banking process. They’re able to draw upon a unique set of tools and expertise, applying a thorough understanding of your business and serving as a valuable and skilled financial ally. This rare combination of dedicated attention and extensive resources means that every client can expect extraordinary.

We’re proud to say Sterling National Bank is one of few companies in America that can boast a history that extends over a century. From our 1888 beginnings, we have grown to be a trusted banking resource with a deep toolkit for businesses and families throughout the New York metropolitan area. This growth has been supported by the consistent application of sound banking principles, which has ensured our strength and stability. And we have ample capital and liquidity to support continued growth.

Taken together, the caliber of our teams, our longevity, and our achievements on behalf of clients mean that you can, with confidence, trust our focus and commitment.

Join a Truly Distinctive Team

It is no accident that Sterling National Bank is one of the nation’s fastest growing financial institutions. We pride ourselves on consistently improving our processes and products to deliver an exceptional client experience. And our hard work is paying off. In 2017, we were ranked #36 in Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of America’s Best Banks, reflecting the success of our growth strategy and client-centric approach.

Our President and CEO Jack Kopnisky has a clear vision for Sterling and our continued growth and profitability is a testament to the success of the plan he put in place five years ago. We are poised to become one of the top six leading bank franchises in the New York metro area, with a diverse business mix and a larger geographic footprint.

Since 2011, we’ve been focused on strategically transforming ourselves into a truly diversified regional commercial bank, and we’ve seen the results in growth of assets, loans, and deposits, as well as earnings increases. Our talented banking teams with diverse expertise are the foundation of our organization providing personalized service to our clients. We know that our colleagues are a major part of our growth story and that is what makes Sterling thrive – our culture.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for high-performing individuals who are interested in expanding their skills, working as part of a team and delivering excellence for clients. If this describes you, Sterling may offer an ideal opportunity to advance your career.

We are very excited about the future of the organization - for our clients, our shareholders and our colleagues. Sterling has something special going on!

We are strategically focused on expanding our company through the hiring of high quality professionals.

At Sterling National Bank, our promise to clients goes above and beyond our comprehensive suite of products and services. Our relationship managers provide a full-service experience, providing a single point of contact to coordinate various financial disciplines and streamline the banking process. They’re able to draw upon a unique breadth of tools and expertise, applying a thorough understanding of our clients’ business and serving as a valuable and skilled financial partner. This rare combination of dedicated attention and extensive resources means that every client can expect extraordinary.

Come Be a Part of Our Team!

Sterling National Bank is an organization committed to strong growth. The company’s significant accomplishments are a direct result of continuous hard work by our solid team of dedicated professionals. As we continue to grow and expand across all business sectors we seek talented candidates who can meet our demands for success. We deliver a unique and superior client experience and our competitive advantage is our people who tirelessly work to exceed expectations.

We offer our employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to meet employees' needs in the areas of health and well-being, work/life balance, income protection and financial security.

We not only offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits but also an environment characterized by an unwavering commitment to high achievement. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer a diverse working environment hosting a multitude of dedicated, talented and driven individuals who value honesty, integrity and go above and beyond for their clients.

We go above and beyond for our employees too. In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we offer programs that not only help our employees learn and grow - we provide opportunities for employees to support the community in ways that are meaningful to them. We offer:

  • One paid day each year for volunteering
  • Charitable Gift Matching program
  • Sterling University – professional learning programs
  • Extraordinary Women of Sterling – dedicated discussion forum focusing on professional development and personal growth
  • Mentoring program

Our employee benefit programs currently include, but are not limited to Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, Life Insurance, Worker's Compensation Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Supplemental Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Programs, 401(k) Plan, Transit Check Account, Health Spending Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts (includes Medical, Dependent Care and Parking Expense accounts) and an Employee Assistance Program.

  • Internal Job Opportunities
  • Training & Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous Personal Time Off Policy
  • Employee Consumer Loans
  • Catastrophic Leave Policy

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    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting company. Has a way with acquiring smaller banks, then letting employees go.

    Cons

    Needs to value its employees more.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sterling Bancorp (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The recruiter calls set up an appointment for manager to interview you, if hired then another recruiter calls you and tells you how much the company is paying for that position if interested you sign paper work for background check then drug test then starting date of branch training.

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    • Why do you want to work for Sterling? Any questions do you want to ask me?   1 Answer
    • How do you deal with angry customers?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Always ask for more money it never hurts to ask, simple Yes or No.

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