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Bank of America California Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Bank of America President & CEO Brian T. Moynihan
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  • Work/life balance can trend exceedingly work-heavy (in 405 reviews)

  • Communication from upper management to floor not consistent" (in 361 reviews)

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  1. "Great work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, knowledgable coworkers, ability to learn a lot, flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for junior employees


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in North Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance had good options and was most valuable. Not sure what options other companies have, but healthcare insurance was good.

    Cons

    I lived a long way from work so that was not the best, but again insurance options were a plus.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, mostly worked on own initiative. Pay was good

    Cons

    Sometimes management guidance was a little mixed causing some spinning of the wheels

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "meh?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    not really much. employees are nice

    Cons

    management didn't know loans. came from teller side and didn't have a clue.

    Advice to Management

    do only loans do not cross sell


  6. "Personal Banker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Newport Coast, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Newport Coast, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Learn a tremendous amount about the importance of customer service and how to truly provide your clients with value. There is an emphasis on providing your client with the best recommendation based on their needs, as opposed to most companies that simply product push.

    Cons

    As with any sales related job, there are quotas. Sometimes, depending on your financial center, some quotas can feel unreachable.

    Advice to Management

    I had an amazing management team who always supported me- no complaints there.


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    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates are friendly, good hours. I have been with the company for almost 2 years and there is a lot of room for growth and development as well a positive work culture that promotes your best well-being.

    Cons

    Some of the branches are understaffed and it creates extra stress for the employees of those branches and frustration with the customers that come in. Even with the improvements in technology that allow banking to be done practically anywhere, it is not a reason to sacrifice an entire department of retail banking.


  8. "Great benefits but very stressful sales environment"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great skills to learn. Great benefits and pay for sales people. Banker's hours.

    Cons

    Some sales markets are much too stressful on employees. Employees who were exceeding goals by 5%+ were being written up for not selling enough products that ultimately do not earn the bank much money.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to move up in the company. The company has implemented restrictions to upward mobility that make certain employees unwilling to stick it out long-term.


  9. "Great IT shop if on Engineering side"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For a bank they use far more advanced systems and technology than you might think, and when you get on a hot well funded project it is stunning to see the behemoth move and execute on highly complex and enormous scale projects.

    Cons

    The maintenance jobs in IT are often dead end and it takes a lot of effort and some luck to break into the more interesting tech and higher pay ranges. A migration path from support to core IT might both draw better people to support roles and bring more savvy techs to core who have experience with the products.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the little guys.


  10. "Trained for customer service but only cares about sales."

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Encinitas, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Encinitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, decent pay, great benefits, management is typically good IF you end up in a good center, nice bonus structure.

    Cons

    Barely any hands-on training! Especially if you're new to the banking industry. Most of the training involves reading lengthy modules and old simulators that aren't even the tools you'll actually use.


  11. "Senior Loan Servicing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Loan Servicing Specialist in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Loan Servicing Specialist in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is Good benefits and Perks

    Cons

    layoff when volume is low in department



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