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Bank of Hawaii Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Bank of Hawaii Chairman, President, and CEO Peter S. Ho
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Pros
  • This company offers very good benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • Workplace Environment: The bank really fosters a good and fair working environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay compared to other companies (in 21 reviews)

  • low pay, long hours, stressful environment (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great career start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to start your career in finance. One thing to consider is that every department is different, so someones great review about a particular position may differ depending on departments.
    - Great benefits
    - Friendly co-workers
    - Excellent corporate culture
    - Even work/life balance
    - Non-risky bank (good longevity)

    Cons

    - Pay (depending what department you work)
    - Parking (but that is a general issue in downtown)
    - Company is slow to adapt
    - Upwardmobility (department specific)


  2. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    This is where I belong.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind right now.

  3. "Merchant teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great bosses and management

    Cons

    Not really any room to grow


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professoinal
    Current Employee - IT Professoinal
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand is strong in the community

    Cons

    Company is more concerned with the public image of the bank than the employees, the ones that make everything happen.

    Advice to Management

    You are so quick to respond to a bad review, but when it comes to fixing a problem, you take us away from our non-stop work and projects to put us in a class on how to communicate? There is only one person (the CIO) who needs that class. We don’t want to communicate with her because we have seen what happens. I have seen people being publicly chastised and ridiculed when she doesn’t agree with what you have to say. Most people are tired and have given up on waiting to see if things get better here.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Work Enviroment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Most people are content working there.

    Cons

    Almost everyone are overwork. I don't know anyone there is happy. It takes a long time to get promoted. Island mentality, not open to making changes, male dominated management, Very corporate and too many issues not handled properly. HR department is useless for employees being bullied by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Assess and audit problimatic department. Don't just hire a body to fill in department. When an entire department quits due to mismanagement, assess the problem, and find the common denominator, instead of losing very good loyal and hard working employees.

    Bank of Hawaii Response

    Nov 1, 2017 – HR Manager

    We take all feedback very seriously and are concerned about the experience you have described. We hope you feel comfortable enough to contact us at ContactHR@boh.com.


  6. "Clerk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk
    Former Employee - Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and people

    Cons

    low pay and long hours


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Serious Management Issues in PMO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall company integrity able to attract good/dedicated employees; good benefits.

    Cons

    IT environment is hostile, particularly in project management/PMO - Zero work/life balance. They've been fortunate to attract good people but can't keep them. Non-existent lunch hour. Management has no people skills, does not provide any guidance and seriously lacks capability in understanding how to manage experienced IT professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Ding management whenever an employee leaves whether voluntary or involuntary. This will directly influence management to pay attention to hiring the best people and RETAINING them.

    Bank of Hawaii Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your candid feedback. We’re making sincere efforts to ensure our employees feel valued and are able to enjoy a long career here. We’d like to hear from you at ContactHR@boh.com to... More

  8. "Commercial Banking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Excellence corporate culture and supportive management

    Cons

    Pay, while competitive in Hawaii, lags US mainland levels


  9. "Good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Secretary in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company offers very good benefits. Flexible start and end times. Downtown location close to a lot of food establishments.

    Cons

    While working in the downtown area, the parking is very expensive and very limited. The downtown location has too much traffic.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dont do it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, nice, and very family oriented people

    Cons

    No upward movement and you get stuck very easliy

    Advice to Management

    Get better at listening to the employees


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