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Bank of America Hartford Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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Hartford, CT

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Bank of America President & CEO Brian T. Moynihan
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  • No cons just your work life balance or culture depends a lot on the manager that runs the financial center (in 470 reviews)

  • High turnover of upper management (in 406 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very wide range of career directions to go in.

    Cons

    One can feel a little overwhelmed by the size of the firm.


  2. "Robot-like leaders"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Financial Center Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Financial Center Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay and hours are decent. If your leadership team is good then you’ll be fine, if not, good luck!

    Cons

    Far from empathetic leaders. It’s like you are working for machines. The sales goals are outrageous and their expectations are borderline unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Have a personality!

  3. "Career Navigator"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible overall compensation package (salary + health benefits + employee discounts)!

    Cons

    Difficult to differentiate your performance due to number of employees. Completing tasks which can not be measured is not always recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Set reasonable and attainable expectations for associates.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "It all depends on location and management"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid training
    Knowledge of retail banking
    Ability to earn bonuses
    Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay is far below industry and they try to make up for it in benefits that are still not that great

    Training is subpar. They hire people who've never been in retail banking and 80% of the training is computer based. Almost zero sales training. Once you get out on the floor you feel you know nothing and will make mistakes. Entire training class had similar issues .

    If your manager and branch manager want you to succeed, you will. If not, good luck.

    All in all, if you've never been in retail banking it's an okay place to start , but the lack of communication, organization, staffing and penny pinching that this bank does in my opinion make it almost impossible to stay.

    Advice to Management

    To be honest, the relationship managers that I've dealt with feel similarly to me in the sense that this bank is destined for another Wells Fargo situation. The goals are too high, the management is disconnected, the customers can't stand the fees and the RMs are smack in their middle of it.


  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is the best reason to work at bofa

    Cons

    sales pressure, too many conference calls and check ins

    Advice to Management

    stop with the 2 hour check ins, we are working very hard only to be humiliated if we don't have 10 core products and 4 partners by noon.


  6. "HSS I"

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    Current Employee - HE Home Services Specialist I in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - HE Home Services Specialist I in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work process, competitive benefits and vacation policies, positive corporate culture

    Cons

    Regressive response to industry evolution, difficult to advance


  7. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Teller in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Teller in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work in. Professional environment.

    Cons

    Cut down hours when sever they want

  8. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are matching or better than most other companies. There is plenty of opportunities for advancements and access to classes for higher learning mostly at company expense.

    Cons

    There is too much of a large gap between management salaries and those they supervise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the workers in the middle a salary to match their responsibility and work instead of title.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "If you are desperate, and only for short term."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President; Systems Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President; Systems Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There used to be Pros, but place has really gone downhill.

    Cons

    Management is lost. No technical or business leadership. Threats of layoffs are constant. Hire totally inexperienced people. Everything is vendor driven. Internal Political wars are constant

    Advice to Management

    I have given advise up to Band 2 levels. It's difficult to get delusional Senior Leadership to listen


  10. "Bad reputation is accurate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work there no matter where you live because they are nationwide.

    Cons

    No respect or concern for the little people.


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