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  1. "This was a great organization to work for. I found it to be a very pleasant working atmosphere with solid management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was all about the culture at FVNB. It was such a positive environment that fostered success.

    Cons

    At times, it seemed there were people who had adversarial relationships between each other. Nothing major though.


  2. "Really good management that set a laid back tone throughout the bank."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to lend on most products, easy access to all levels of managers, great place to balance home-work life

    Cons

    Very conservative on certain practices, retail growth strategy is somewhat confusing, unwilling to get aggressive with other banks pricing, area marketing could improve

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the atmosphere but look to get more aggressive to win business. Really concentrate your resources in your growth markets and look to spread branches into other markets instead of saturating a small area hoping to gain customers.


  3. "No room for advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Hearne, TX
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Hearne, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    co-workers are excellent to work with

    Cons

    low pay, slow to advancement

    Advice to Management

    Russell Marshall should be fired.


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  5. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and awesome people.

    Cons

    Pay is not equal across the different markets. Evening the pay scale will encourage talent to stay

    Advice to Management

    Establish and utilize career paths that will encourage employees by knowing there is room for advancement.


  6. "FVNB, not for me!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The small size of this company allows for access to management at most levels fairly easily. If you have a problem that you can't work out with your manager the next person is often in easy enough to contact. Fun and open company parties. The company also has some of the most friendly people one can ever hope to work with. As a company culture of steady growth, one isn't forced to constantly worry about their job if quotas are missed every now and again, but even the quota system is itself is easily attainable.

    Cons

    As a smaller company, information is more easily shared and can put in you in an awkward position with other members of the company while potentially limiting your mobility or killing your career there. Thus, the trustworthiness of some lower level management can have its own limitations changing how whistle blowers approach solutions. The double edge sword of the company remains its size in the limitations of advancement. Several people have worked their entire lives only to remain in branch management which is good if that's all your looking for. Without a large corporate presence you should plan to remain where you are for a very long time.

    Advice to Management

    Admitting someone isn't qualified for their job is the first step to healing. Don't wait for low level managers to make mistakes that can trigger lawsuits and cost the company its good long standing reputation.


  7. "it was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the people and ease of job. i liked going to work and doing the same thing and dealing with the people there

    Cons

    i thought management wasn't very generous when i wanted to take off. i also got in trouble alot because there were too many rules about passing out dumb flyers

    Advice to Management

    be nicer to employees about not giving out return flyers, offer better days off. i liked the training, but other than that it was an ok experiance.


  8. "Very supportive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From top management to the entry-level positions, there is a level of respect and appreication for everyone. Management never insists on being pushy with customers.

    Cons

    The pay and potential for incentives is quite low conpared to other banks. This is the trade off for being in a low pressure work environment.

    Advice to Management

    There could definitely be some room to move up in salary on every level. The incentives are really not enough to bother with.