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PNC Financial Services Group Financial Consultant Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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PNC Financial Services Group President and Chief Executive Officer William S. Demchak
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Pros
  • great focus on work life balance (in 334 reviews)

  • I get to work from home 2 days a week & my work days are Monday through Friday (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • The hours for in-store branches are not ideal and make it hard for a work/life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • Again, upper management could be a little better informed (in 119 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time, Formerly UBC Role"

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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, not sales intensive, easy work, good management. Really enjoy the banker aspect. Interesting people to work with in the area.

    Cons

    People get canned for dumb reasons. Teller/banker hybrid role does not work. Having four bankers fighting for the same sales does not work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop talent, pay needs to be increased, and be more selective when hiring people.


  2. "Financial consultant"

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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PNC Financial Services Group full-time

    Pros

    good career opportunities to start off

    Cons

    upper management is not too involoved

  3. "Instore BSSR"

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    Former Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have a reasonably good training its 1.5 months and they teach u about all the Bank Lending products so you can go to the branches and push it to customers.

    Cons

    Well, I worked at PNC In store in Franklin Township, NJ in Stop&Shop. I will tell you every day was a Hell working there...

    Within the banking industries, there is an impression that Wells Fargo is very aggressive/ pushy for sales but I can confirm PNC is even worst It’s all about sales at PNC

    These jobs consist of doing a Teller and Platform work and when you are standing and doing a Teller transaction or on platform some ones comes to changing their address you are supposed to SELL them something example: Credit card/ Mortgage/ Car loan just about anything but just keep pushing bank products to customer (They call it PNC Conservation- Position/ Need/ Close business)

    As soon as I came from training they made me stand in front of a bank handing out $300 Special offer to stop and shop customer to open an account (They call it Lobby engagement)

    Every day you are supposed to go to the shop and shop Isles and talk to customer ie sell them Credit Card, & new accounts you are supposed to spend 3 hrs in the Isles, 4 hrs Teller and 2 hrs Lobby engagement a day.

    Your manager will treat you based on the sales you have. If you don’t meet your quota you will be very ill treated and you will be pushed into the Isles all the time, you will spend 6 hrs walking in stop and shop aisles….

    Every day there are also activities such as you will be asked to Bag grocery of stop and shop customer. Set up booth outside and hand out PNC cheap bags and talk customer into getting Credit Cards…
    The salary for this job is around $27K to 30K

    In all it was the worst job I every had I have worked in banking before but this by –far was the worst its hardly a banking job its hardcore sales.

    This job may be is good for teenagers who are just out of school and want to have banking experience mentioned on their resume.

    Advice to Management

    Stop such Aggressive sales strategy and exploiting your employees.. or else you will land us like Wells Fargo paying millions in fines.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Better Options"

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    Former Employee - Financial Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bank experience on resume.

    Cons

    Micro-managed from Pittsburg resulting in prohibitive amounts of paperwork which get in the way of accomplishing actual responsibilities relevant to the job description.

    Advice to Management

    Try your policies out for a day in the life of a ground level employee then throw them all out the window and put something in place that actually works. It would also be a good idea to pay better than minimum wage for a position requiring a 4 year degree.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Zanesville, OH
    Current Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Zanesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Like the management, hours are nice

    Cons

    If you work at a slow branch, you don't make enough commission. It's also hard to find information for customers because you have to call a million departments for answers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Financial Sales Consultant in Potomac, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Sales Consultant in Potomac, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    -Horrible Store Managger
    -under paid
    -Long hours
    -No work life balance
    -Poor training


  7. "Branch sales and service associate"

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    Current Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Saturday hours worked on an occasion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job"

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    Current Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training give you a lot of financial insight it is something I would recommend to a recent grad, do it.

    Cons

    They are really geared towards their goals the management can be a little ridiculous but comes with the territory it just ends up being tiresome.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "You can learn a lot here"

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    Former Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant
    Recommends

    I worked at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Instore bank environment is sales driven. You learn a lot and prepare you for other career opportunities. Marketing, sales, and how to create a clear understanding of maximizing your time to create solutions for clients.

    Cons

    Do not pay enough for as much that is expected of you.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to make job more appealing to stay


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Future Applicants beware!"

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    Former Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Branch Financial Sales Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PNC Financial Services Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance, some managers truly support and care about you.

    Cons

    If you end up with a poor manager, you are done. They will treat you like trash, put other employees ahead of you, and do everything they can to get rid of you. Raises are also small and pay is lower than similar banks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality managers. I had different managers during my time at PNC. A quality manager makes this company and future awesome to work for. A bad manager will destroy your passion and cause you more emotional distress than you could imagine.