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American Savings Bank Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Richard F. (Rich) Wacker
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Pros
  • Great Benefits-got medical and vacation on first day (in 9 reviews)

  • They strive to value their employees by focusing on work life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • sitting for long hours can be tough if you need more physical activity (in 7 reviews)

  • Lot's of hours (poor work life balance) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Teller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Laie, HI
    Former Employee - Teller in Laie, HI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid each Friday! Company has good benefits and compensation for employees who have to travel a fair distance to work. Company reimburses you $60 for parking or bus fare, which helps out. PTO is given up front, however you still have to work X amount of hours for it.

    Cons

    Hard to balance out work and personal life. Most branches are small so it's hard to try and take time off. You are paid to the minute, which isn't terrible but I've worked at other places and had a 3 minute window so if I was running late that was nice to have, or if you're leaving just a couple minutes early you would still be paid for the full hour.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun company, lots of opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and everyone is willing to help to get things done. Culture is strong and communications is better than most companies. Fun activities and department potlucks. Bank puts lots of effort to make employees feel appreciated- you can send cards to each other, post a thank you message on internal intranet, you get points for participating in programs that you can redeem for gift cards, and other prizes throughout the year. Never experienced that before, especially at such a large company. Big investment in the people.

    Cons

    Lots of training for managers but not enough for non-managers looking to grow. Need more resources in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people because it shows. Provide more room for good employees to grow.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best workplace. Depends on managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller I in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Teller I in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to learn, they will teach you everything. You work with what you have like a family

    Cons

    Can't really help it when customers come in and not know what they want. But other then that, sometimes low staff.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly and Fun Corporate Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time

    Pros

    Open to new ideas that come from employees at any level, approachable upper management, gives back to the community, strong corporate culture, invests in the employee experience, unique benefits and perks, easy to move up and across departments if desired

    Cons

    Continuous change can be a major stressor for some, corporate culture may not be consistent across all departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the employee experience.


  5. "Awesome benefits and experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Help people achieve their dreams, be it banking or personal
    -Opportunities to improve your skills as a leader thru trainings provided
    -Meeting other managers and growing together
    -Great incentives

    Cons

    -Unrealistic sales goals expectations
    -Felt pay could be better for the amount of responsibility expected. Especially if you basically do what the Branch Manager does plus assist the team and also oversee operations

    Advice to Management

    Have some type of recognition and bonding (whole day) event for leaders in Retail and in the back office. Provided by EVPs. It's great to see recognition for a job well done and also for what a leader does. And a way for leaders to enjoy this experience together even just for a day.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Teller II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller II in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Teller II in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highest paid in this industry in state
    good employee relationship, both vertically and horizontally
    Fair compensation- sales bonus plus good base pay
    Good benefits, insurance from $2 a week and pet insruance/ AD&D and more 'on the house'
    Good opportunity for lateral movement

    Cons

    You will make more working retail if you just want to be a teller/ Personal Banker. Only good if you plan to have a career in banking.
    The hours are bad compare to other banks (typically 8-5 or 9-6 plus weekends)
    PLEASE HAVE STREAMLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM. I KNOW AT LEAST 4 MANAGERS WHO DO THEIRS ONLY 2-3 DAYS AHEAD OF NEXT WEEK. I also know a few gifted teller who quit over scheduling conflict-SAD!

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job, but i see potential in improving social media presences.
    Thanks Rich and the team!
    PLEASE HAVE STREAMLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM. I KNOW AT LEAST 4 MANAGERS WHO DO THEIRS ONLY 2-3 DAYS AHEAD OF NEXT WEEK.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing company that genuinely cares for their people and the community"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work culture of any company in Hawaii! Management is incredibly sharp and really cares about their employees as people, not just numbers. They care about doing things the right way, for the right reasons. The management team operates by the highest standards, and yes, they do expect as much from their teams.

    Cons

    "Flat" organization means there is lots of work - no shoveling it off to the person downstream. In light of this, performers are both recognized and rewarded. So what does that tell you about those on here who are complainers? If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course - change is hard, but it's also a great tool for weeding out those who don't belong.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, supportive team, professional development opportunities, open communication, amazing benefits. Lots of team building activities and opportunities to work with people from all over the bank. I like that the bank is not afraid to try new things.

    ASB really takes care of their employees. Every year there is a big Appreciation Party and we all send cards to each other to say thanks. Really good experience working at ASB. Will definitley miss this place!

    Cons

    More resources needed

    Process improvements needed in some areas. Too many steps to get a simple task done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people. Managers need to ask their teammates where they want to go and help get them there!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "business continuity - red flag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mililani, HI
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mililani, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Savings Bank full-time

    Pros

    Working with nice coworkers and attending mahalo party with ono food.

    Cons

    Offensive management who uses manipulative tactics who displays sociopathic tendancies and enjoys talking negatively about fellow team members when they are not around. Disaster recovery exercises are always at 4am. Badly run area that needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Requires new management in this area.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good career starter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Savings Bank full-time

    Pros

    The company had a very friendly environment that helped each other when needed. There is a lot of mobility internally.

    Cons

    The pay was substandard given the amount of productivity.


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