Great place to work, coworkers are very friendly, great work to life balance, competitive pay in there area, work with you on personal time off
It may take too long for you to get a promotion, they have yearly evaluations may or may not know what the criteria is that will evaluate
I worked at Guaranty Bank & Trust (TX) full-time (Less than a year)
Fun Atmosphere, easy to get along with managers. Hours are good. Upper management are friendly. Pay is decent in current market
not structured, Management and employees relationships are not professional. Management and tellers may have to do things outside their job duties due to low staffing budgets.
Advice to Management
Don't make friends with employees. Not professional
It pays better than minimum wage and the benefits are better than nothing, but not by much. Well-meaning employee appreciation gestures and events.
The name of the bank is Guaranty Bond Bank, which runs an investment banking business across the street called Guaranty Bancshares.
Overly strict dress code for women (nothing sleeveless, not even on conservative, knee-length, tailored dresses), apparently based on religious criteria. The main office loan processing department is a graveyard for old office equipment and furniture with falling ceiling tiles, inches of dust and debris in the back corners of the cubicle panels, and a walled up "mystery" phone that occasionally rings but can never be answered. The manager rewards political allies. Morale in the credit/loan dept is generally low and is actively ignored. Gossip is rampant and is rarely addressed. Pay, while better than minimum wage is still quite low. It is mandatory for GBB to be the sole bank of use by the employees and it is mandatory for payroll to be direct deposited to the GBB account. Community marketing events are not "mandatory" but if you do not sign up to voluntarily work such events regularly, you receive disapproving looks. While it is never said aloud, employees are expected to work events unpaid, with a smile.
Advice to Management
Join the 21st Century. Take the religious influence out of the dress code. It can easily allow today's still quite appropriate and professional modes of dress. Spend the money to modernize the back offices where the clerks toil unappreciated. Cut the wire to the walled up phone. Speak to the clerks with genuine interest in their feedback. Care about them with more than lip service. Be welcoming of those from other communities with differing lifestyles and styles of communication. Train newcomers as if your goal is for them to succeed, rather than barely training them and then expect the veterans to pick up the slack. Deal with the gossips and back stabbers instead of looking the other way. Provide a way for whistleblowers to safely report the unfair and ineffective managers.
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