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Bank of America Hartford Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Sr. Production Specialist III"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parking at this location was free.

    Cons

    Senior management very predictable in promotions of the favorite associates.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your programs and promote the people that have proven themselves with your fellow associates and the clients they serve.

  3. "Best place to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career opportunity though out the country, benefits, pay for performance and recognition

    Cons

    The more you earn, the more benefits cost


  4. "Career Navigator"

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    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.


  5. 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.


  6. "HSS"

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    Current Employee - Home Equity Fulfillment Home Service Specialist II in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Home Equity Fulfillment Home Service Specialist II in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work environment and benefits

    Cons

    long shifts, should be able to work from HOME

    Advice to Management

    BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL EMPLOYEES......ACROSS THE BOARD


  7. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Financial Center Manager in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Center Manager in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, great management, exceptional training classes, hire the best employees, great salary, exceptional customer service, 401k

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on hard work but who like who. As a manager you are on the job 24 hours working even in bed.

    Advice to Management

    Always do the right thing

  8. "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.


  9. "Home Loans"

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    Current Employee - Home Services Specialist II in Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Home Services Specialist II in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they try and work with their employees in difficult times. It has been a learning experience.

    Cons

    It is difficult to gauge how one is doing within the company in terms of seeking promotion. It seems to be an ever changing standard that is made more difficult by the implementation on rule and regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on supporting your employees as they help to grow your business.


  10. "Entry level position in an office environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of America full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, ample vacation time, salary is decent, hours are standard with overtime pay, most of the senior management I've met are very approa challenge and kind

    Cons

    The structure, knowledge, training and communication need to be reviewed. The work environment would become more efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep employees in the loop. Too many times senior project managers (VP's) wait until the last second to delegate tasks and put unneeded pressure/stress on workers


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