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AmericanWest Bancorporation Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Lakewood, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Lakewood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmericanWest Bancorporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with at the Lakewood office

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons


  2. "Would not recommend."

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get some knowledge.

    Cons

    We got bought out by them in 2013 and we lost half our customers within weeks because they were so bad at customer service. They focused purely on businesses which is nice, but failed to realize that there is still money to be made in the retail sector as well.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on normal customers as well as businesses.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and wonderful people.

    Cons

    Pay was only okay, but short commute & great work/life balance made up for it.


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  5. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Privately held company, experienced management.

    Cons

    Growing pains. There have been several acquisitions.


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmericanWest Bancorporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very progressive in developing a banking environment that serves the community.

    Cons

    Not always effective in production.


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with seasoned management. Good takeover prospect for a solid regional bank.
    Some experience employees are leaving.

    Cons

    The depth and experience level with American West team is eroding every day. At some point the shell of the management structure will collapse.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term and demonstrate the commitment of the bank to all the employees so they feel a sense of confidence.


  8. "Assistant Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Wenatchee, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Wenatchee, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmericanWest Bancorporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice work atmosphere, co-workers are all fun to work with. The hours are great, the pay is good,

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for the company or management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep with the good work.


  9. "Commercial Lending"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom from excessive bureaucracy. Excellent loan officer incentive program when started, but new senior management rescinded, causing lots of ill will.

    Cons

    Poor credit culture. Bank was formed through rapid acquisition of smaller banks. Little attempt to create a cohesive and proper loan underwriting system.


  10. "In Flux"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AmericanWest Bancorporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees very nice and helpful, not much room for growth, trying to do right by customers but limiting options

    Cons

    No direction, need to know attitude, communication difficult when trying to reach employees in other cities., training situation difficult because employees being asked to do too much

    Advice to Management

    Value employees with experience


  11. "Nothing outstanding."

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AmericanWest Bancorporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smaller bank, smaller work load. Benefits from the beginning, even for part time.

    Cons

    Smaller bank, not much room for growth. Pay is average.

    Advice to Management

    Management in my experience has been fine.



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