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Guaranty Bancorp Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Guaranty Bancorp Interim President, Interim CEO, and Director; Interim President and Interim CEO, Guaranty Bank & Trust Paul W. Taylor
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  1. "Don't push sales, local Colorado bank, but don't see much in terms of future opportunities."

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

    Pros

    Good management, don't push sales on you, let you learn at your pace.

    Cons

    Some people have been at the company for years in the same position. Don't see much room for growth.


  2. "Banking Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Banking Assistant in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Banking Assistant in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guaranty Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and minimal supervision

    Cons

    Out of date software programs that make work inefficient and wasteful

  3. "Cataclysmic deaf ear in management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guaranty Bancorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great at ignoring suggestions, dismissing subordinates feelings, and in general not caring about their staff. 10/10 would not work for again.

    Cons

    Antiquated mindset, seems like managers screw their secretaries, no one cares about the support staff (facilities, back office, etc.) this bank would rather operate as if it was the 1980's instead of getting with the times. No respect for younger staff. Tenure trumps efficiency and talent.

    Advice to Management

    If everything is a crisis, everything is urgent, then nothing can be urgent. There's no way to prioritize things if everything is an emergency all the time.


  4. "Liars"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guaranty Bancorp as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not many to list, flexibility

    Cons

    Liars, certain managers will say and do anything to make you happy but at the end of the day you are nothing to them.
    no direction, forget getting feedback regarding next steps or anything that might have to do with your work
    you are also not included with already set teams even if you are suppose to be on that team.
    proposed merger with northern bank is actually used to let certain people go and close branches..
    big lack of integrity

    Advice to Management

    be honest with your employees about their futures and the plans you have for them


  5. "Respect: Painfully Lacking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate team of peers are solid, dedicated individuals. Direct manager is flexible, compassionate and very skilled. Bank holidays off. Decent FTO policy.

    Cons

    Little or no recognition outside of sales roles. Upper management is emotionally immature and technically illiterate. Wages significantly lower than industry average. Many, many promises broken by execs. Due to drastic understaffing, work every weekend without additional compensation in order to stay on top of crucial tasks. Benefits are expensive and provide poor health coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the contributions and dedication of staff members, reward them appropriately. Increase pay bankwide. Take some basic computer classes.


  6. "Just your average community bank, nothing special here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Bank Holidays
    - Weekends off

    Cons

    - lower pay than industry standard
    - outdated technology
    - benefits aren't great
    - high turnover of employees


  7. "Not Sure About Strength of the Organization - No Long Term Career Prospects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Guaranty Bancorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some opportunity to get exposed to various types of customer types

    Cons

    Poor communication throughout the organization; need to make sure you are aligned with the 'correct' faction in order to have the greatest opportunities; poor management

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in communications; try no to play favorites so blatantly

  8. "Don't work for this sinking ship!"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Underwriter in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Mortgage Underwriter in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful. Management was great at allowing a good work/life balance. Pay was fair to industry standards and level of experience.

    Cons

    HR (located at corporate office) was not very good at communicating with non-local offices.
    Management (at branch and corporate office) were not effective in showing respect for employees and lack communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    none..


  9. "This is my job"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I don't really have a good reason for people to work here. I have become very dissatisfied with the company as a whole in the last couple years. There are very few people left who have been there for a significant lenght of time, and the people in charge are only concerned for themselves.

    Cons

    Everyone with seniority who is higher up in the company is being fired or quitting. The people who are replacing them have no idea how to do the job. One person who is pretty high on the chain of command actually said "Because my way is the right way and the onlyh way". That is no way to run a good company.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in there who know what they're doing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall very positive."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Executive management trusts their employees and managers to make the right decisions. The company takes its reputation very seriously and is very community-focused.

    Cons

    A very flat management structure tends to limit upward mobility. Many very highly qualified employees have had the same title for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work in terms of community involvement. Communicate a little better to the lower-level employees - not all of them know how to interpret a balance sheet.