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Mechanics Bank Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The bank is growing and expanding it's territories by acquiring other banks. The work environment is easy going and enjoyable. Staff is committed to providing great customer service.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are not the best. Communication companywide needs to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    You would acquire much more interest if you improved the benefits and wages. Dedicated employees are invaluable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mech bank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mechanics Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. New ownership is concerned about employees again and the overall image of the bank in the community.

    Cons

    Not much room for internal growth. Hiring seems to be mainly outside of bank. Long term employees seem to be expendable.


  3. "Went downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hercules, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much these days. Use to be a great place to work

    Cons

    The hole operation center and most of the senior management

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage employees and let them know when they're doing a good job


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  5. "Strong community bank serving the northern CA region"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mechanics Bank full-time

    Pros

    Strong community bank in northern CA

    Cons

    Branches are only in CA


  6. "Company has no goals"

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    Former Employee - Banking in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Banking in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    convenient locations near BART, roomy work space

    Cons

    poor organization, lack of consistent leadership, waiting for the next private firm to purchase it and toss it around


  7. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative III in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative III in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mechanics Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    attainable sales goals, little-to-no stress, slow paced environment

    Cons

    Organization is going down hill especially when Ford Financial bought 65% of the shares and Krista Steele was hired(now let go), decline in growth, always issues with systems and technology, management gets away with everything, no benefits, no set guidelines- rules depends on who you ask!


  8. "AAP/Internal Auditor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President/Internal Auditor in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President/Internal Auditor in Roseville, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mechanics Bank part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family Run Bank - employees are very friendly.

    Cons

    Went through Senior Management changes. Many key senior employees left.


  9. "Went from really bad to eh"

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

    I have been working at Mechanics Bank (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The last 19 months were really bad, where employees were under appreciated. But since the new ownership change (Ford Financial) the future looks bright. Employee appreciation is significantly higher since the change.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. Being an exempt or non-exempt employee is a crap shoot, as employees in similar positions with the same job duties are both exempt and non-exempt.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees who deserve higher wages. Employees who want to work more and do more make them exempt, they're already doing the same work as other exempt employees.


  10. "Not a good place to work anymore."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mechanics Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Close knit. Really, that's it.

    I don't have anything else to say. I'm just typing to get to the 20 word minimum to be able to post this review.

    Cons

    Management is the worst. Morale was very low. Pay is lower than average. They do not care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to start thinking about their employees. What makes a good company are their employees so start treating them better. Give them incentives. Reward them for doing a good job or just because they are an employee.


  11. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Senior Specialist in San Pablo, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Senior Specialist in San Pablo, CA

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

    Pros

    Great internal culture; great work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities; Paid less than industry standards



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