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Liberty Bank (Connecticut) Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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  1. "MAINTENANCE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Engineer in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Building Engineer in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty Bank (Connecticut) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work for and they value your work.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get over worked.


  2. "Not really that great"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty Bank (Connecticut) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, clean, get to wear a suit and tie.

    Cons

    Work life balance is almost impossible. The scheduling is done according to the branches needs and there is no overtime. So you’ll find yourself working 4 hour shifts on Mondays and 10 hour shifts on Friday, plus Saturdays. It’s not worth the sacrifice for their very low compensation. No advancemnts opportunities or career path.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Complete Hoax"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty Bank (Connecticut) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    401(k) & pension
    Valuable work experience for better paying and more fulfilling job opportunities
    Travel reimbursement
    Networking Opportunities
    Financial services foundation

    Cons

    Micromanaged every second of every minute of every hour of every day
    Exceedingly aggressive sales goals that overwhelm customers
    Multitude of responsibilities that should be back offices tasks

    Advice to Management

    Over worked and underpaid


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very involved with the community. They do their best to listen to their employees.

    Cons

    Not many, wish I had the option to work from home or at a closer office a couple days is probably it.


  5. "Equal good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty Bank (Connecticut) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package, great customer base

    Cons

    Sales goals and micromanagement. Sometimes upper management takes it upon themselves to do the work of the branch manager, which is completely unnecessary. Some sales goals are reasonable, while others are unattainable. Working hours often stretch past 40 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Train branch managers in management skills rather than stepping in, and make time off policies the same across the board at branches.


  6. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Started as a local bank

    Cons

    Agressive sales goals turning BoA


  7. "Mutual Bank Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits, slow paced environment in most areas. Focus on consumer banking and commercial real estate lending..

    Cons

    The attention to operational efficiency is low and it is very slow to fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro-active in dealing with non-performers.

  8. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Liberty Bank (Connecticut) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yearly bonus program
    Friendly Management

    Cons

    Micromanaged
    Favoritism
    Insurance is not the best


  9. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very friendly environment. everyone is there to help you. flexible hours.

    Cons

    managment does not always know what they are doing. Difficult when going from branch to branch... no consistency


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work that's getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Liberty Bank (Connecticut) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good hours, great people. This institution has done a great job carving out its niche in a market otherwise dominated by much larger banks. They are constantly improving and growing and they do not seem to have their foot off the gas.

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between the front line and the back offices that need some addressing, and their branches are severely understaffed. They put major projects ahead of smaller ones that would dramatically reduce the workload of their already overworked front line. They spend money in their marketing, acquisition, and executive bonus budgets that would be better spent improving the efficiency of the bank.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate where your dollars would make the most impact. Cut back on the bonus structure in order to have cash flow to dedicate on constantly improving the technological deficiencies that are present. To be a big player, you have to have the technology to do so.