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Bank of America Senior Network Engineer Reviews

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Bank of America President & CEO Brian T. Moynihan
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  • "Hard to maintain a good work life balance" (in 532 reviews)

  • "Don't get a lot of support from upper management" (in 461 reviews)

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  1. "Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Compensation package could be better


  2. "Operations - Don't expect a lot of help from senior management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package
    Some opportunities to get real training
    Highly skilled teammates to learn from
    Fee bank accounts

    Cons

    Senior management just doesn't care about employees, or their careers
    Long hours, and expectation you'll go the extra mile
    Absolutely zero career guidance... and I mean ZERO!
    They are now taking anti-Teleworker stance, so bad work life balance

    Advice to Management

    I worked for the bank for almost 2 decades. When you work for a company with good management, they will try to help you grow, so it can benefit the company and help them grow in their careers as well, not just your own grown. The bank is nothing like that unfortunately. Some senior managers were actually quite good, but once you get to the director and executive levels, they really don't care about their people or their growth. In fact, they will reorg your department, give it a new name, slightly different role definition, and say you are in a new job, even though basically nothing has changed, and force you to stay in your role (mandatory 2 year term in a role before you can post). I was held back by this practice for years. I tried to change the culture thru some of executive leadership groups, but it just wouldn't take in the banks current culture. When an employee joins a company, it should be a partnership, but the bank does not see it that way. Furthermore, if you are in a technical area like IT, they do not see you as an asset, they instead see you as a liability, the place is run by bean counters. The only way you get ahead is if you are buddy-buddy with someone higher up who likes you. Sorry, but this isn't high school, and your status shouldn't be about who you know, but the merits of your contributions to the company, whether you see them everyday or you don't. Recently, they have taking a stance that is anti-teleworker, and the reason was cause they said people were "taking advantage" Give me a break. There are executives and managers who do just as much to "take advantage", and they excuse, rather than being good managers and making people accountable, they rather just punish everyone so they can say the took a firm stance and collect a bigger bonus.
    I realize this review is been pretty negative thus far, the bank has a lot to work on. They do have some decent benefits, though they strive to be "competitive" and not necessarily better or even best. If you do fall on a good team, you can even get some technical training, but it's a rarity. You can learn a lot from teammates who have been with the bank for a bit, some who are extremely technical, so take that to heart if you decide to work for the bank.