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Banner Bank Reviews

Updated February 10, 2018
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Mark J. Grescovich
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Pros
  • Depending on the office and your position, there can be good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits, holidays off, bankers hours, good people to work with, hood customers (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A-level managers and great team mates, a good place to grow.

    Cons

    BannerBank is growing rapidly and so flexibility to change is a must. Adaptable employees will see opportunities to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great managers and employees. Pay market rates for top talent.


  2. "Branch Manager, Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rated #1 Regional Bank by Bankrate for a reason!

    Great bank with excellent products & services, great employee benefits, awesome people in all departments!

    Terrific culture!

    Cons

    Lower pay for managers than most competitors. Quarterly incentive structure for branch managers needs a make over, unless you think getting a couple hundred bucks every three months makes up for a lower base pay. Annual incentive plan is decent but should also get a bump.

    Advice to Management

    This is a very successful bank with great employees! Share the wealth, it will help employees feel more appreciated and improve our retention.

  3. "Not the place for career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banner Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, benefits, good people to work with, good clientle.

    Cons

    Most job positions are dead ends. Very few job advancement options, staff not replaced when they leave making branches short handed, demotions occur or positions eliminated just because upper management decides to do this not due to anyrhing employees have done so no job security. Staff more likely to be criticized than encouraged. Management likes to push their responsibility back onto staff as opposed to taking care of manager type responsiblities themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your staff for what their skill sets are best used for and be working managers, be more involved in assisting clients and resolving issues. Allow staff to advance to different job positions instead of holding them back where they currently are just because you want to save a job position from being eliminated or you prefer them where they are. By holding employees back creates too much turn over and short staff situations. No one wants to work in a dead end job with no progress to look forward to. High staff turn over causes clients to question the stability of their bank.


  4. "Investment executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banner Bank full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, coworkers, trading platforms

    Cons

    There are no cons at this Bank


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bank Teller 1yr"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Spokane Valley, WA
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Spokane Valley, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Banner is a fair and strong institution, but a somewhat conservative lender. The bank really wants to offer good products and be a leader in the PNW market. My branch team is also really great and works hard to help me succeed.

    Cons

    Branch positions are all customer service focused, and that really isn't my thing. Talking to people wears me out.

    Advice to Management

    Digitize the credit/debit system. We run lots of paper work that could be done electronically instead.


  6. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee culture, mission, and values. Competitive wages and benefits. The Utah management is very approachable and promotes unity rather than working as separate business silos.

    Cons

    Annual bonus goals aren’t clearly defined by corporate until nearly the end of the first to mid-to end of the second quarter of each year.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in defining goals prior to beginning of first quarter.


  7. "Staffing is a constant issue."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banner Bank full-time

    Pros

    Upper Management has a great vision.

    Cons

    We are always short staffed.

  8. "Personal Banker / Operations support soecialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment with coworkers. I've had both good and bad managers who are willing to work with me on what I want to do and others that try and keep me so they don't have to fill another spot.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most banks. Changing paths because it's what I wanted to do in my career was hard in the same department but transferring to another department is really easy if they want you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Credit Analyst review"

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment (for the most part), bank holidays, work/life balance are good.

    Cons

    Outdated systems, cumbersome tasks making it take longer than a typical bank to push through a commercial loan. Management cares much more about specific verbiage on credit memos (inhouse only documents) than the actual big picture loan. Credit analysts are not writers, they are analysts... they focus on the math and the meat of the deal and should not be expected to be expert technical writers.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out new systems. Hire more women. Management is a gentlemens club


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Banner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banner Bank full-time

    Pros

    Bankers hours, holidays, way upper management was very friendly

    Cons

    Commission structure confusing and complicated. Poor management. Lots of "grey" areas. Answers depended on who you talked to


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