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Updated January 20, 2018
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Bank of America President & CEO Brian T. Moynihan
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  1. "QA Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer In Test in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer In Test in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Work life balance good
    2. Much space to explore

    Cons

    1. Full time pay is not up to mark
    2. Need to promote people who works hard

    Advice to Management

    1. Retain talent by having flexibility of jobs across worldwide
    2. Sponsorship required for eligible candidates


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have very good work -personal life balance.

    Cons

    Doesnt have very good trending technologies

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, Charlotte location, easy.

    Cons

    Outsourcing, no work from home, layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing and H1-B visas


  4. "Java Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Java Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Java Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work and life balance, understanding from management that software design, implementation, testing and deployment is a complex task in an always on scenario

    Cons

    Sometimes the bank is too big, where so many departments are involved getting sign off with a funny money budget is sometimes difficult

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to manage the titanic !


  5. "Horrible."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America as a contractor

    Pros

    Decent hourly rates and salaries for software developers

    Cons

    No communication, team is scattered over US without any cohesion and doesn't effectively work together, rules and regulations are strict and often not conveyed properly (until you've broken them), 3 people claimed to be my manager, one was just a senior team member, who gave me misinformation that resulted in me literally being cussed out by another management-ish employee (never learned his position) on the phone, spoke ill of other team members, was very rude and insulting, and forced team members to lie to clients. Office environment is set up like a more drab and depressing Office Space workplace - all grey, wall to wall cubicles.

    Advice to Management

    just maintain clear communication


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Project Lead was knowledgeable and helpful

    Cons

    Manager was not particularly good with people.


  7. "Has been good place to work for almost 20 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tracy, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong management culture promoting ethical behavior with several corresponding yearly mandatory training courses. Early adopter of telecommuting program called My Work.

    Cons

    The company seems to be backing away from a strong My Work telecommuting program and this limits mobility for associates in this program.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to strengthen My Work program for those employees where it makes sense.

  8. "Professionally interesting swamp"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well established workflow, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Mediocre technologies, insecurity of a contract even in the middle of it, sudden lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of H1Bs, and change supervisors. Treat people better. Hire less but higher quality.


  9. "Different type of place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent work environment
    - Pay is good
    - People are nice

    Cons

    - Not as fun as software companies (obviously)
    - Business casual attire instead of whatever I want
    - Lots of hoops to jump through during the development process


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    "Enormous company"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perhaps the greatest benefit of being at such a corporation is the size. Bank of America boasts hundreds of thousands of employees as one of the big four banks in the US, and it's a place where there are many avenues for career enhancement, opportunity and enrichment, provided that you look for it. It is established, and there is a high demand for innovation, structure and future-proof frameworks.

    As an employee rounding near 5 years, I've had the opportunity to be a part of some the most grueling tasks at the Bank: QA. This comes attached with some of the hardest and tedious work one may find, yet I found a niche in developing automated solutions to QA processes, which opened a massive door to innovation and automation in this industry. And with an industry such as Bank of America, the opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    With the innovation though, there are legacy frameworks. Perhaps the biggest pro also happens to be the biggest con. With the industry at such a large state, it is extremely hard to port entire systems within the enterprise to something new and innovative, largely due in part of risk taking. Not only are we not willing to take such risks, many people (depending on the branch you're in) aren't willing to take the next steps in innovation and change.

    Advice to Management

    We need to change our legacy frameworks. 30+ year old mainframes stand a great testament to the word "legacy" but they need to be overhauled at some point.