Great Western Bancorp - Good place to start a banking career, but plan on moving up elsewhere | Glassdoor
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"Good place to start a banking career, but plan on moving up elsewhere"

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Current Employee - Lead Teller in Omaha, NE
Current Employee - Lead Teller in Omaha, NE
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Great Western Bancorp full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The branches can feel like a family.

Cons

The company would rather hire externally than to move up internal appliants. The insurance is higher than what you would expect in a large corporation.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work for as a mortgage loan officer."

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    Current Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator
    Current Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Western Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, great location, tight knit department. The mortgage department is big enough to get things done and small enough that everyone knows each other. Low fees and low rates make the selling process easier. 401K match and annual generous profit sharing.

    Cons

    Commission pay scale is good for a retail bank but on the lower end of mortgage banking. However this can be overcome with volume. Health benefits are expensive and only a 80/20 plan is offered but that seems to be the norm now a days.

    Advice to Management

    You've made tremendous progress on the mortgage operation sides. MLOs could benefit from greater price control flexibility.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not As Advertised..."

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Great Western Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Western Bank sells itself as a community bank. However the truth is that it is owned by an Australian Conglomerate. So, it is definitely an organization that is set for growth. If you are young and dumb, there is a lot of opportunity for you.

    Cons

    Although there are opportunities for career growth, the pay is less than stellar. In fact a "salary survey" was completed by an company and the data was used to reduce employees salaries (even some long tenured). That doesn't sound like "small town" business to me.

    Advice to Management

    You claim to have a open door policy. Well, be true to that policy from the top to the bottom of the organization. Also, don't make every decision based on profitability. Finally, treat people like people.

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