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Mechanics Bank Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "Call Center Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mechanics Bank part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule and time off

    Cons

    I did not experience any


  2. "Awesome Place to work, Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Napa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here is awesome

    Cons

    Nothing That really comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Make up your own mind"

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

    I worked at Mechanics Bank full-time

    Pros

    a fairly laid back environment

    Cons

    Recently purchased by Ford Financial - no longer a family run bank. Bad software integration, confusing manuals and guides, rude "old timers" at the back office...not great


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Match Skills and Assets to the Correct Job Duties"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe, clean and friendly working environment
    Overall good supervisors and team concept

    Cons

    Job Skillsets were not a great match to specific employee strongest assets and skills

    Advice to Management

    Take care to match employees skills, abilities and goals to the particular jobs available.


  5. "Banker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mechanics Bank full-time

    Pros

    not sales driven like the big bank, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    old technology, no cohesiveness between operations and retail

    Advice to Management

    bring some peace of mind to employees about changes happening within bank due to merger.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Growing firm"

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    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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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