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Cathay General Bancorp Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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Dunson K. Cheng
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Pros
  • Staff willing to help and teach if you're willing to learn (in 3 reviews)

  • Learn a lot, nice people and work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay, 15-20K below market and you are over worked (in 7 reviews)

  • Little to no opportunity for career advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I am hard worker, pay attention to detail. I am work well with others, and well organize. Good follow through."

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    Current Employee - Operations Clerk in Temple City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Clerk in Temple City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay General Bancorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reason to relocate to Boise area, and plan to get marry.

    Cons

    Good environment more than to other state.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy life.


  2. "Principal"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Principal in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cathay General Bancorp (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is an extremely Professional environment. Staff response is rapid to both internal workers and contract workers to meet goals. This is one of the best environments to grow.

    Cons

    The only con is the language barrier. However, the ability to work with one that is not able to speak the foreign language is unbelievable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cathay General Bancorp part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  4. "Relaxed with a family feel"

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    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay General Bancorp part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really helpful. The work itself is pretty easy, although as a teller i cannot comment on other facets of the bank.

    Cons

    Not much of a ladder to climb. Almost no exit opportunities or in house growth opportunities to speak of.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great work life balance but not too much upward mobility."

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

    I have been working at Cathay General Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    The office culture is very friendly. Most people have been with the bank for many years and know what they are doing. The human resources department is very nice and willing to work with employees to make sure that the best possible outcome occurs. Hours are pretty standard without too much overtime.

    Cons

    Because people are with the bank for a long time, there are not many positions open for career advancement. In addition, people are not too willing to try new things if the way it's always worked before has been ok.


  6. "Learned a lot but low pay"

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

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment. Good place to get some banking experiences!

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities and low salary. Management level needs some reforms.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of IT related issues came up during my time there, please invest into IT and HR!


  7. "Opportunies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Monte, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Monte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay General Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Working at the corporate center has been rewarding; I get to talk to employees from other departments and figure out what career path I want to pursuit.

    Cons

    Being a Chinese bank means they can be frugal sometimes. Try to focus on learning and get experience.

  8. "Teller"

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    Current Employee - Bank Teller in San Gabriel, CA
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in San Gabriel, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cathay General Bancorp part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There has comfortable working place and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    The salary is almost minimum wage.


  9. "Information Security Intern"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cathay General Bancorp (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and understanding boss

    Cons

    Work seemed to stagnate and didn't have enough to do


  10. "Wire Transfer Operator"

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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 Cathay General Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Great people in the department. Staff willing to help and teach if you're willing to learn. Great place to start once you are out of college.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work comes in late from branches so it pushes lunch times. Have to be willing to sacrifice going to lunch on time to make sure work is completed before deadline time.

    Advice to Management

    Hard for promotion unless you work really really hard. Hire younger people and keep them--at least give them a shot of being a permanent employee. Their work ethics and speed is more accurate and reliable.


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