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FirstBank (Colorado) Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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3.3
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88%
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Jim Reuter
39 Ratings
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  • "It is true that there is no work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Could get stressful on the teller line, and when customers over drafted their account things could get ugly with how they spoke to tellers(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very different schedules ara available.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end.

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-08-19
  2. "A place to stay"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Manager in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    FirstBank treats its employees fairly. There are tremendous opportunities to grow, develop new skills, try out new jobs. They do such a great job of encouraging employees to explore new opportunities that you don't need to go somewhere else to further your career. The company is stable and growing, which means it is a secure place to work if you have a family that depends on your job. Performance is rewarded. People like...

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    Cons

    Working in a regulated industry has it challenges. There is great discipline and consistency required, which can feel bureaucratic at times.

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-08-15
  3. "Hoped for More"

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    Former Employee - Teller in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Meet some really great people Got to learn a lot of new things because I was driven to try new things but managers at my location wouldn't promote extra learning unless you fought for it

    Cons

    Long hours with a lot of standing which seemed crazy as a bank teller Low pay but benefits were okay Moving target of promotions made it unclear how to move froward Lack of communication at branches High stress with a lot of demand on the lowest pay bracket Having a life was almost impossible with ten hour days of standing in place and having to work Saturdays

    Advice to Management

    Come up with an actual definition of "hard work." It was impossible to figure out what one person thought was good or great or mediocre work and the definition always seemed to change. One person would praise you for going above and beyond one day and another would say you didn't show enough initiative to go above and beyond and they wanted more. Managers wanted to create an environment where co-workers helped and supported...

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    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-08-21
  4. "Great local company, loyal to employees"

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    Current Employee - Info Sec 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture, Learning Opportunities, Great Management Team, Advancement Opportunities

    Cons

    Growing pains transitioning from a smaller IT shop

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value, train, and provide opportunities to staff.

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-07-24
  5. "Banking Officer"

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    Current Employee - Banking Officer in Parker, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers, Business volume, Pay Volunteer Tome Off, Company values

    Cons

    Technology, Upper management, Company goals, No commission, Hours

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-08-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too much change"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    IT has great benefits. Most of the business is great to work with.

    Cons

    The company has changed so much since I've started. IT management has no idea what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-06-14
  7. Helpful (2)

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    Former Employee - Senior Teller 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good PTO and Benefits. They provide you with snacks and will sometimes buy you lunch. Some opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The starting pay for a teller is a complete joke. Far below what other banks will start you at. Besides super low pay, the expectations for job performance are through the roof. They want high-quality people for cheap. Management is super undereducated and doesn't seem to know what's going on. Policies constantly change and employees are expected to just know because "they're updated on the Intranet", which is a disorganized...

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    Advice to Management

    Educate your branch managers. Pay your employees so that you're not rehiring every 3-6 months.

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-04-27
  8. "Amazing company that cares about employees and customers"

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    Current Employee - Loan Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a company that really cares about you. There are many opportunities for advancement. All of the employees are very nice and the work environment is pleasant.

    Cons

    No cons. I loved working here.

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-03-14
  9. Helpful (5)

    "No equal opportunity Employer."

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    Former Employee - New Accounts Representative in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They buy you lunch sometimes

    Cons

    Not equal employment opportunity for minorities. Cookie cutter opportunity for higher level jobs. Their diversity is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Companies who do not evolve with the times always get left behind. Don't just talk about being inclusive. Show it. Turnover will not change unless you have equal opportunity for higher ranking jobs and upper management. The cookie cutter mold will continue to be more difficult to fill because the world and the United States is changing. You don't look into the future and embrace it. Good luck.

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-04-09
  10. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Teller in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstBank (Colorado) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    FirstBank offers a lot of benefits and treats their employees with respect. I enjoy what they give to employees, specially the ones that have been with them for a long time.

    Cons

    The paying structure could be worked on. Moving up could be a little difficult if you have not been an employee for at least two years.

    FirstBank (Colorado)2019-03-06
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