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  1. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment. Positive caring indiviuals

    Cons

    the bureaucratic process sometimes gets in the way of real growth. Using for example set milestones for raises rather than performance.

    Advice to Management

    more training


  2. "Float Teller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Banker hours
    Monday thru Friday
    light travel
    small bank
    good clients

    Cons

    Sales Environment
    inconsistent sales goals
    growing bank without proper guidance

  3. "great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and fun enviornemnt

    Cons

    Hard to earn incentives unless knowledgeable about all products

    Advice to Management

    My is wonderful


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Retail Banking Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Retail Banking Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small community bank, customer friendly

    Cons

    technology, out of date, cumbersome


  5. "Great Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Help Desk in Ketchikan, AK
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Ketchikan, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Bank (Alaska) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Willing to promote from within, a friendly place to work.

    Cons

    If you are under one certain person, they make you feel like a child and cannot do anything for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees shine. We are capable of being more then you let us.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees were nice and worked well together as a team.

    Cons

    Horrible management, lousy pay, lousy hours.


  7. "REVIEW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stay in same position for a while

    Cons

    This is not a good location

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I worked at First Bank for over 10 years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Bank (Alaska) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not a lot of bureaucracy.

    Cons

    The systems are a little backwards and the technology is so old fashioned.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "First Bank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Bank (Alaska) full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, with decent pay.

    Cons

    Branches are too spread out. A promotion may cause you to travel a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Updated software.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities for advancement!"

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    Current Employee - Loan Officer/AVP in Juneau, AK
    Current Employee - Loan Officer/AVP in Juneau, AK

    Pros

    First Bank is one of the last remaining local community banks where the employees know the customers by name and the President knows all of his employees. There is something to be said for being able to pick up the phone, call the CEO and tell him your problems. Additionally, First Bank has a rapidly ageing senior management cadre, many of whom are withing 5 years of retirement. This opens up many possibilities for advancement for the new generation of officers, of whom there are not too many, so competition for promotions should be minimal.

    Cons

    Compensation is not in line with some other banks in Southeast Alaska. As best I can tell, it is an average of 10% lower than what you might make in a comparable job at Wells Fargo or First National Bank of Anchorage. Top management is getting old and somewhat out of touch with changing customs and norms. Technology is not the priority it should be, so as a result, our online bankin website (for example) is not up to par with other banks' websites.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise senior management to be more open to the ideas and suggestions of middle management. I would reccommend the President buy a Blackberry and learn what they are about so he can be brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century.


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