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East West Bank Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing experience to learn a lot (in 7 reviews)

  • People are nice you will feel yourself belong here (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • People compete to see who can stay at work longer, office politics are insane (in 13 reviews)

  • Work/life balance does not exist (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good staff but without good management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at East West Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and good opportunity to learn new experiences. Great location and nice colleagues. Good health benefit and paid holiday.

    Cons

    Management not appreciate staff's hard work. Very limited chance to grow. Company has very high turnover rate. Pay is relatively low.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff more opportunity to grow.


  2. "Too many procedured"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the company stock options and benefits. There are plenty of events throughout the year that are sponsored by the company.

    Cons

    There is nothing you can do without breaking some sort of policy, or having to request permission or access from somebody else.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at East West Bank full-time

    Pros

    good coworker relationship. The work is not stressful. supervisor is very nice. work place is nice. vacation time is sufficient.

    Cons

    very high turnover rate. The company can't keep people around. After two year leaving the bank. i went back and couldn't find many familiar faces around.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should really think hard to create a encouraging environment for people to see future opportunities, and should create a better organization culture for people to feel inspired.


  4. "Customer Service Representative"

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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 East West Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefit is fair enough

    Cons

    working environment is bad
    no opportunities at all


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Manager"

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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 East West Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice location for corp HQ

    Cons

    Horrible culture and lack of innovative vision


  6. "Lead Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at East West Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company,great benefits,good insurance.
    Paid time off,schedule depending on ABM .no fair.
    Very hard to learn new thing if management doesn't like you.

    Cons

    Good stock options and 401k match ,great service to Asia customers,wire fee cheap more than other Bank .
    People change too fast .

    Advice to Management

    Hire management from big bank like CHASE,BOA.
    But management didn't want to do anything to employees,just want to use employees increases their performance.
    HR doesn't listen employer,just followed manager advice . Very disappointed they hire people but don't know what's this people doing.

  8. "teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at East West Bank full-time

    Pros

    gets to know the retail bank job working environment very fast and easy.

    Cons

    too much gossip between co-workers. Hard to improv working skill

    Advice to Management

    make some program to let employee to learn more skill


  9. Helpful (1)

    "WAS a great bank to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at East West Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid infrastructure, generous compensation package, affordable insurance and retirement plan, great place to learn and start the banking industry, most employees are helpful

    Cons

    Unqualified management. The retail and business banking in Northern California is a joke. "You know who" GW knows nothing but good at pointing figure to others. His employees can't really do their job if they don't scratch his back. Undisclosed MIA for a week or two every quarter is a norm. My advice is don't work in EWB Northern California retail division if he is still in the reign.

    Advice to Management

    Put the right talent in the right position at the right moment but not the other way.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Csr1
    Current Employee - Csr1
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, friendly staff, good environment

    Cons

    Slow at giving pay raises


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