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OneWest Bank Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment in my department (in 10 reviews)

  • Nice work-life balance, no micromanagment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management was knowledgeable but not great leaders (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "No growth"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    some branches have great staff. the customers expect and appreciate high quality service. not a typical high traffic bank.

    Cons

    There are not many chances for growth.


  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.


  4. "relationship associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great benefits and very enjoyable for those who likes slow pace work

    Cons

    less room to grow, very slow work pace.

    Advice to Management

    management need to be more supportive and ask employee's to voice their opinion.


  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. "good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OneWest Bank full-time

    Pros

    ethical sales, no cheating, supportive management

    Cons

    not enough investments in team members

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, stay positive


  7. "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.

  8. "Mortgage Industry - enough said?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OneWest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Diverse work culture in terms of age and backgrounds

    Cons

    Little specialized training and stressed leadership


  9. "Decent Bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OneWest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and upper management are down to earth.

    Cons

    Having a great work environment but difficult to advance positions.


  10. "Laid Back Bank to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Associate
    Current Employee - Relationship Associate

    I have been working at OneWest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Customer base is laid back
    Management truly wants to help you succeed

    Cons

    Not a lot of walk in traffic
    A lot of time on phones establishing business
    Hiring/promotion process takes a long time

    Advice to Management

    be more proactive in preparing employees for advancement


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