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OneWest Bank Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment in my department (in 10 reviews)

  • Decent pay, good benefits and a comfortable work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No technology and poor leadership and upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • Disorganized, Senior Management was not grounded in goals and objectives (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Potential killed by short-sightedness and inability to invest in future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Location, Coworkers, Office building, parking

    Cons

    Disorganized, Senior Management was not grounded in goals and objectives

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and realize your deficiencies


  2. "Weak middle management"

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k matching is 4%, Health benefit is good, if you are lucky you can get a great manager, excellent work life balance, lacks complete product suite so sales targets are easy to achieve since you will only be selling mortgages and deposit accounts. Great place for lazy people.

    Cons

    Nepotistic management, middle management does not know what they are doing, HR is horrible, managers make so many mistakes and get away with it. Very slow in credit approval. Divided among various cultures: pre and post merger, east coast vs. west coast employees, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Come to California and look closely at your middle management staff and hold them responsible for (lack of) their actions.


  3. "Unprofessional Behavior Allowed, Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OneWest Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary was better than I was expecting. Location in the Domain is awesome.

    Cons

    My supervisor encouraged gossiping and actually pitted team members against one another. Lots of unprofessional behavior tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pitting employees against one another and encourage working together as a team. Stop allowing childish behavior and bullying. Hire people with the skills and background to do the job.


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  5. "Sr Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Lots of change, high stress

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development


  6. "Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small bank. Direct access to leadership. Higher rates on deposit products and a good place to park your money. Autonomy to lead.

    Cons

    No technology and poor leadership and upper management. Ridiculous goals for a small company with very few branches. Expectations of small branches to be people's primary bank without what it takes to ensure that actually happens.

    Advice to Management

    Live in reality. Your only serve one purpose and that is high interest savings. Few will ever use you as a primary bank. Your technology is mediocre at best and business technology is nonexistent.


  7. "Cash Management Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Secure work environment. Very punctual and professional environment. Great location.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and micromanages as a result. Some managers may take away any thought of flexibility even if you've proven to be a top performer and have a team that overachieves.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to improve their relationship with their staff on all levels. Show them they are appreciated and they will work even harder. Reward them for excelling in their duties.


  8. "Before The CIT merger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Information Security Systems Analyst I in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Information Security Systems Analyst I in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at OneWest Bank (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IT Security had the best team until the CIT merger.

    Cons

    CIT merger has disassembled the best IT Security Teams.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to OWB ways.


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    "OneWest Bank Has Potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at OneWest Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in different departments and get an overall view of the various facets of mortgage banking.

    Laid back atmosphere.

    A great entry to those who are interested in mortgage banking but little to no experience in the field.

    Cons

    Long periods of downtime with no work.

    Management not always clear on direction of projects.

    Attitude of "I have a job" instead "I work for a great company" is off putting.

    Advice to Management

    Get clear on direction of bank.


  10. "Average Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OneWest Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with

    Cons

    Department was outsourced so everyone was laid off

    Advice to Management

    Upper lever management did not care about employees


  11. "Relationship associate"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OneWest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good team work, good clients

    Cons

    Small branches, lack of clients


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