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First National Bank Texas Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  • Low paying with ridiculous sales goals (in 6 reviews)

  • No room for growth; It was about who you knew (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Banking Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Banking Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Banking Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First National Bank Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company that cares about their employees. Healthy attention toward positive culture. Management very in tune with the grind of the job and creatively design ways to reward employees. 3 pay checks a month (one is an incentive). Great for recent graduates. Great place to hone a very necessary sales skill.

    Cons

    They don't get rid of bitter employees who haven't bought into the company's vision. Many employees begin to complain because of their inability to adequately ask the right questions to help the customer understand why they should open an account there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee buy in (BMs especially) in order to create an environment that primes production.


  2. "Branch Operations Auditor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience to prepare for new company

    Cons

    Severely underpaid for work and experience


  3. "Especially Good For Entry-Level"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First National Bank Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in a support IT department, most departments are very tight-knit groups. The company promotes from within heavily and provides great opportunities to hard workers who don't have much experience. If you are looking for a way to get a foot in the door of the industry and willing to work extremely hard to prove yourself, growth should be no problem. The compensation is great for the area. Most employees stay a long time and most management members are kind, competent, and a pleasure to work with. In the back office most departments place high value on your family and work/life balance.

    Cons

    The company relies extremely heavily on its personell so once you have proven yourself useful, expect to make high investments of time and responsibility to continue to meet increasingly aggressive expectations.

    The company is highly reactive so you soend as much time fixing things as preventing issues before they happen. Even very important decisions are often made on the fly at the last minute.

    Medical benefits are expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to be more proactive and less reactive, and work to get important knowledge documented instead of letting it live in employees' heads so that you don't have to rely so heavily so specific resources.


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  5. "Terrible place!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First National Bank Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any besides the customers and few good people I worked with.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, asking for a pay raise is being an annoyance, inconsistent schedule , you have to work almost all weekends unless you are favored by a manager, Insurance benefits are expensive, most branch managers aren't too bright, pressure to open accounts even when the customer doesn't want it, environment where people who pretend to work and brag about nothing are rewarded more than people who are actually working, using your vacation time is a pain, nothing is ever enough....I can go on but you get the point. unless you are trying to get a 6 month to a year experience as an entry level banking, avoid this place

    Advice to Management

    Hire capable managers!!!


  6. "Learning & Development Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Learning & Development Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Learning & Development Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere more like a family than any other work atmosphere I've ever been apart of. I would have done anything for my boss

    Cons

    I would to say the only con is that the systems were a slightly dated but they were making the necessary steps to catch up

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "High Sales for less Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Supervisor in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Branch Supervisor in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Started off as an intern and grew to supervisor in about a year. Decent pay as a branch supervisor. Had plenty of learning experiences. Pay was 3 times a month. 2 pay checks and 1 incentive check from sales.

    Cons

    Pay was nothing compared to competition. THEY hounded to go into the aisle to sell. Stayed late on Sunday if you didn't make weekend goal. It's more about who likes who with most uppermanagement for promotions. Liked to change your schedule at times without notice which is frustrating to someone in school. Outrageous sales goalso that you must meet or face a write up. It's a good place to start off in banking but not to stay long term .

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to weed out all the horrible untrained employees in management and bring in people who are qualified and love their job. Easing up on the sales goals is something that needs to be done too. I believe ithat should be that if you make your goal fine, you get an incentive check for the next month. But if not you just don't instead of writing up many hard working people.


  8. "Teller"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employees and upper management make you feel like family.
    Work hard and you will be rewarded for your efforts when under good management.

    Cons

    The company stress how much you have to open new accounts on a daily basis. If you don't maintain your quota you can risk termination.


  9. "Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First National Bank Texas full-time

    Pros

    They like to eat a lot!

    Cons

    Ruthless sales environment where the customers do not matter - do WHATEVER It takes to make sales goals!! Evenif the customer doesn't want it!


  10. "It was educational"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Learning and Development Trainer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Learning and Development Trainer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First National Bank Texas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about my skills-public speaking/adult education. Being in a different physical location than my manager allowed me some autonomy which allowed me to create good rapport with employees.

    Cons

    No room for growth; It was about who you knew. Unfortunately even though management is ill equipped to be in their position those shortcomings were not only overlooked but not acknowledged or corrected.

    Advice to Management

    Truly appreciate the talent that you have and listen to the employee feedback to increase employee retention/satisfaction. By doing so you will easily create loyalty and great results.


  11. "Not a bad job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Branch Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First National Bank Texas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's an easy job for a college student, you make pretty decent pay, they work with your schedule, and you can advance pretty quick.

    Cons

    The sales goals will really dampen your attitude, if you don't strive for your goal then you could hurt your performance.



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