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American Savings Bank Reviews

Updated February 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great Benefits-got medical and vacation on first day" (in 12 reviews)

  • "They strive to value their employees by focusing on work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Probably the worst part is if you work in-store then your branch is open everyday with long hours but that's it really" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Low pay, long working hours, many branches are 7-day so you might get stuck with a cumbersome schedule that changes one a weekly basis" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loan Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Administrator in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Loan Administrator in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. great benefits 2. supportive staff 3. convenient locations 4. great compensation

    Cons

    parking not available to junior officers


  2. "Local Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Savings Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good local company that offers awesome benefits. Do a lot for their employees. Encourage work/life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is a little low but they make up for it in benefits. Certain departments have some long hours.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Take the time to see if ASB is a fit for you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Savings Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Weekly Paychecks. Matching 401k

    Cons

    Poor work environment. Poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    The leadership at ASB tries to deliver on promises about work culture and investing in people. The reality is that ASB is an organization focused on high profits and low expenses. This doesnʻt make it a bad organization, just one that hasnʻt placed high value on the needs of employees.

    Many people within ASB are considerate and thoughtful. There are others within ASB that donʻt fit into this category, and unfortunately some sit in high leadership positions, often wielding power recklessly, and without thought on how their actions have on the work and lives of their employees.

    ASB will provide those who seek an opportunity, a paycheck, substantial benefits and depending on your direct report, a chance at something more significant within the organization. For others, it may leave you uninspired and broken.

    Take the time to learn more about the culture at ASB before applying. Ask about who you will be working for and what you will be doing. Ask about opportunities for advancement, and take the time to see if the organization is a fit for you and vice versa. Hawaiʻi is a place where people place a high value on the treatment of others. ASB still has work to do in this area.


  4. "Sales Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Savings Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bank Benefits are awesome. 18 days PTO which can be taken anytime.

    Cons

    Stuck in one position, no change to grow:


  5. "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Deposit Operations Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Deposit Operations Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Nice office/ lounge
    Good supervisors/managers

    Cons

    Very hard to move up
    Pay is bad ( unless you are uppermanager which can take a long time to get too)
    You do a lot for getting paid so little.

    Advice to Management

    Give realistic opportunities for current employees to move up/ gain experience to qualify them to move up. Many people feel stuck in their current position and are looking to other jobs unless changes are made.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Teller"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Savings Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PTO is fantastic, flexibility for where you want to work.

    Cons

    High Turnover, Can be a bit disorganized


  7. "Teller 2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Savings Bank full-time

    Pros

    They give you all your PTO right when you're hired

    Cons

    They heavily push sales onto tellers.

  8. "Family environment."

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Honolulu, HI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Good medical and health benefits.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Low pay and minimal raises.


  9. "Favoritism and Inconsistency"

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Kapolei, HI
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Kapolei, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescriptions, starting pay $15.21, One Hour Lunch

    Cons

    Long weeks, no set schedule, must request days off 60 days in advance due to scheduling system, favoritism, inconsistency in practices, high turn over rate, management opening late which makes the week less than 40 hours, overtime is avoided as much as possible, slow growth.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency, punctuality, fairness, understanding, positive work environment, recognize employees for their performance, better work life balance, set schedules should be an option.


  10. "Business Banking"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get your vacation upfront and can take off whenever. Co-workers were nice.

    Cons

    Benefits are good, but since you get paid weekly they take a lot more out of your paycheck than the other banks that pay you bi weekly. Bus pass is supposedly subsidized but its really not, they take the money out of your paycheck. While you do get your vacation upfront, its also sick time so if something happens to you say goodbye to your scheduled vacation. Training was non existent, they want you to just read procedures and if you mess up you will get blamed for it. Management takes no responsibility for their actions and the departments do not communicate with each other. Systems never seem to work, very outdated compared to other banks in Hawaii. Also wanted to move us all to Aala Park area to cut costs on the new building. While there is room for growth, corporate is small, only 600 employees so options are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to actually structure the bank. Teach managers/supervisors leadership skills. Fix systems.