Opus Bank - To be continued... | Glassdoor
  1. "To be continued..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fvp in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opus Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    + Small enough to make an impact; big enough to have the right infrastructure and support + Additions in the past year have been thoughtful and keep the long term objective in mind; a blend of small bank and large bank executives that provide meaningful and diverse experience to the table + A perfect place for the driven individual; think of a PE firm type drive... that’s what’s needed to succeed here; think of it as...

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    Cons

    - the unknown; new CEO saying the right things; recent personnel moves have been drastic but appear warranted; but this place ain’t for the faint of heart - if you are looking for a traditional bank, go to Wells Fargo or Bank of America; Opus is more PE than banking in its corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    1) 80/20 rule applies nearly everywhere; examine how your top performers (individuals and divisions) do what they do; best practices are in your own firm, 2) Continue empowering your executives; you’ve brought them on to think and decide, not to take orders and be robots. For too long this bank operated that way. It’s time to be nimble, agile and win, 3) Trust, the single most overlooked quality that any successful...

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    Opus Bank2019-06-24

    Opus Bank Response

    June 26, 2019EVP, CHRO

    Dear Current Employee, Thank you for the feedback and advice you have shared, and for your service to Opus Bank. We are working to become the premier community bank on the west coast and excited to have you along for the journey! Regards, Greg von der Linden EVP, ...

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great so far!"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opus Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people! I have been impressed with the people I have met here. Its also an exciting time to be at Opus Bank as performance has turned around based upon Q4 earnings release. Opus is currently looking for a new CEO which I think is also exciting. Medical benefits are great (UHC) and company subsidy is very good - much better then my last location. I love the location, building, and professional atmosphere....

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    Cons

    None so far. Some work spaces are trade desk style (i.e open) which may not appeal to all, but I have heard that is being looked at.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing. While I am new, I know my teammates are excited by the changes being made. Love the town halls that the interim CEO hosts.

    Opus Bank2019-02-28
  2. "People are its greatest asset"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opus Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are its greatest asset

    Cons

    Toxic work environment breeds unhappy employees

    Opus Bank2019-07-18

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