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"Dependable corporate employer with solid fiscal presence in the mid-west."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Kansas City, MO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Commerce Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Commerce Bancshares is a very dependable financial services company. In the 2008 economic crisis the IT department only let go 5 of its 500 employees in order to reduce costs while others cut their work force in much greater numbers. The IT management is constantly looking to advance the careers of its own employees by providing leadership programs and opportunities to hire from within. Its quite possible to make horizontal and vertical moves in the company and a degree is not required to take on a leadership role. Because it is a corporate entity the experience you gain working with other teams in IT is quite valuable in the industry and looks positive on most resumes.

Cons

My experience at Commerce is only in IT. Because IT is a sub-organization of the corporation its services are rendered to internal employees which limits your experience to a more narrow range of problems. Additionally, being a stable company requires risk-averse moves causing what sometimes may seem like more than required "red tape". Although technology is an important area of focus for leadership at Commerce it is second to other things so working here would not bring cutting-edge technology to your fingertips readily. Also, the pay grade is mid-range for most positions.

Advice to Management

An increase in compensation would assist greatly in employee retention. Emphasizing and requiring front-line leadership to provide training would also increase employee satisfaction.

Other Employee Reviews for Commerce Bank

  1. "Decent work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, flexible to a point with hours. once you have moved up a position or two, it is easy to continue moving.

    Cons

    Needs a consistent training program such that all employees learn to handle situations, transactions, and processing in the same way. upper management has little to no care about individual employees, tend to play favorites

    Advice to Management

    treat employees fairly, train all tellers exactly the same.


  2. "A great place to grow in your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community Bank, Consistent, Customer Focused, Team Oriented, Flat Hierarchy, Stable

    Cons

    Very Conservative, Slow moving, Siloed departments

    Advice to Management

    Make benefits/salary more competitive to the job title at the industry level, not just geographical location. Try bonus/incentive programs in more than sales focused areas. It seems like the bank is always 5-10 years, if not more, behind technology and best practices. It would be nice to be a little closer to the industry.

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