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CoBiz Financial Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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CoBiz Financial Chairman and CEO; Chairman, CoBiz Bank Steven Bangert
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  1. "Great place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banker in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Banker in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CoBiz Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice overall organization; Supportive management, comparably pay, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The management that has work there for a long time have a hard time with change

    Advice to Management

    More open to new technology, practices and ideas


  2. "Basic stats"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CoBiz Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Growing company. Flexible

    Cons

    Too conservative on the lending

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Client Operations Specialist 1 (Teller)"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoBiz Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    The management in my department is very helpful. Coming from retail, I made very little income and felt used almost, most people don't make it very far in the retail industry. However, when I came to CoBiz I was surprised to see how much I was going to make and the fact that I was given the opportunity to work at the bank without any banking experience, the company treats their employees fairly well. I'm usually a very open minded person when it comes to creating relationships with my colleague's, so getting along with my coworkers along with other individuals in other departments was very easy, you're experience at CoBiz is what you make of it, if you're miserable and not happy then that's going to be what you experience. If you're happy and like you're job you're experience within the company is going to be positive.

    Training:
    Management is different at every location, the managers I had at my location were very helpful in training me, many of my colleagues were a big help as well. I was first trained for two weeks by just watching my coworkers, and then my manager allowed me to start doing things with watchful eyes, she made me feel comfortable! Training was work at my own pace, She allowed me to extend my training as long as I wanted to ensure that I was comfortable before allowing me to step out on the floor.

    Pay:
    If you're use to getting paid above the minimum wage average in Colorado, than the hourly may not be a surprise to you. However if you're looking into moving to CoBiz, and you're coming from a low paying job, the hourly pay rate is very alluring. The hours are pretty upfront when they list it. It's not like most jobs where your hours will very. Here, you're work schedule hours are very solid.

    Coming from retail , you're expected to meet quotas every week and if not you could face the risk or being cut, even some teller bank jobs at other company's adopted the same system. However at CoBiz, there are no quota's its very easy and laid back. As long as you follow the procedures for each transaction and how to process them correctly the job is over all pretty easy!

    I recommend creating relationships with other department managers, you're chances of moving up will become bigger, especially because the company offers many growing offers.

    Overall, the job allow you to still have a social life, pay your bills, and still live comfortably.

    Cons

    Have not experienced anything bad


  4. "Commercial Loan Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoBiz Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High quality staff. Culture of company was generally employee friendly. Credit culture was conservative, but fair. C level executives are top notch. I felt like a valuable employee and contributor. Overall, a solid organization I highly respect. It was an honor to work there.

    Cons

    Very flat organizational structure with limited advancement potential for those seeking leadership opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing other than thank you and best wishes. They run a class organization full of good people.


  5. "Horrible Place"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    OK starting pay
    Not bad of a location downtown

    Cons

    No parking downtown
    A lot of hours for little pay
    Some very questionable employees working with you
    Senior management has no clue what they are doing
    Work life balance is non existent

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoBiz Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They value their employees and support them. The are also very committed to giving back to their community.

    Cons

    Some managers are not good at leading their staff to succeed. Also, being a smaller company opportunities for growth are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but evaluate the mangers more closely


  7. Helpful (5)

    "IT Technical Services"

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

    I worked at CoBiz Financial full-time

    Pros

    They generally expect reasonable working hours of close to 40 hrs/wk
    It is a company that offers a friendly place to work.

    Cons

    It is pretty toxic when things turn against you. Management points their fingers and within a day or 2 you are gone. Seen it happen to 5 people in a 2 yr period who were good people/employees.
    You need to be very careful.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to own theirown mistakes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CoBiz is a great place to work in most regards considering that it is still a corporate job. They treat employees fairly and offer many perks.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to feel appreciated in an environment where there are so many employees and much of the work is repetitive in nature.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. Overall satisfaction at CoBiz is high considering the other banking positions I have held. Thanks.


  9. "An Okay place to start your career."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Auditor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, you have a lot of room to learn many new skills.

    Cons

    It is tough to get promoted, and there is not a room for career movement.

    Advice to Management

    Give people more job transfer opportunities, or job exchange. Give someone the opportunity to work in IT for the week, or learn to be a loan officer.


  10. "Great Place to work."

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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 CoBiz Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Multiple locations makes working directly with employees difficult.


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