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Bank of America California Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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Bank of America President & CEO Brian T. Moynihan
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  • Work life balance has to be earned (in 446 reviews)

  • Upper management don't listen to those located in other cities (in 398 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offered a great benefit package.

    Cons

    They had lots of layoffs in the mortgage dept. not very stable


  2. "Working at BAC"

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    Former Employee - Sys Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Sys Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance and vacation benefits, good work from home program, work tasks are well documented, lots of experienced people.

    Cons

    Teams/tasks are very compartmentalized, opportunities for experience are limited unless you change teams, lots of lay-offs, one never knows how long your position will be needed.

  3. "Bank of America Has great benefits for their employees and families to take advantage of, and they help pay for school,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bank of America has amazing benefits

    Cons

    It's hard to give cons because Bank of America has many divisions that you could work in but it all depends Who manages you

    Advice to Management

    As I was told by a senior vice President you need to trust in your team as they will trust in you


  4. "Don't work here if you're not on the business side of things"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer/Integrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer/Integrator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Workload is reasonable and you'll occasionally run into some intelligent people here.

    Cons

    Company lacks a well-defined career and promotion track outside of management and business. If you work in technology for the bank, your job is a dead end. If you work outside of the bank's core centers in NYC or Charlotte, your job is a dead end.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback when considering individuals for management positions.


  5. "Fulfillment team leader"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Team Leader in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Team Leader in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bank of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great opportunity for growth and great benefits on health. There is substantial training monthly for regulations and they offer many discounts.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than small mortgage business, corporate environment is too strict at times

    Advice to Management

    To provide Better training on managemt skills and treat managers fairly and not take sides


  6. "Not that good"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    quarterly bonus and 120 hours of vacation

    Cons

    Didn't get schedule for the week until the weekend before. No raise after being there for a few years. No advancement opportunities. No support for being short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Build a better culture for employees. Lack of recognition and investment in employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Need less micromanagement and more effective ability to promote as a top performer"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uncapped bonus, top 5% take home north of 6000$ quarterly bonus, the new hookup with merril is a decent advancement opportunity in addition to the Us trust recruiting

    Cons

    Micromanagement to the max. You give one person a debit card then have to do 20 mins of paperwork. Open one checking and you're looking at pulling the operations manager from the tellers to verify you've provide disclosures.

    Advice to Management

    Should be getting an Annual sales bonus and profit share as well as preferred stock option.

  8. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Brea, CA
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for contract workers.

    Cons

    Micro-management for everything, inconsistent feedback, lack of support for escalated situations. No two days off in a row. Bank of America profits from fees charged to poor people.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear, consistent feedback on a regular basis.


  9. "Honest Review about BAC"

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Westlake Village, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are ok and you get 4 weeks vacation if you are a BAND 4 or BAND 5 employee. They are also flexible in letting you work from home atleast one day out of the week

    Cons

    There is no career advancement. HR promotes the ability to transfer to other roles within the Bank but actually allowing an Associate to transfer is non-existent. Too many middle managers who do not know what is going and who avoid conflict when it arises

    Advice to Management

    Take time in getting to know your direct reports. Foster career advancement and enhancing skillsets. Do not be reluctant on letting employees learn new technologies.


  10. "Quality assurance"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits! Great vacation time! A lot of sick time! Management was very understanding and very helpful

    Cons

    The company was great and it was fun


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