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Pacific Premier Reviews

Updated Oct 1, 2019

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Pacific Premier CEO Steve Gardner
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24 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unlimited Incentive Plan and Fun Place to Work - Phoenix AZ"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Premier full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Management is very helpful and provide lots of training 2. Best incentive program for commercial bankers 3. Able to prospect many industries 4. Outstanding treasury management team and products 5. Very competitive deal structures and pricing 6. Breakfast and Lunches provided to staff all the time

    Cons

    1. To many emails 2. No wealth management division

    Advice to Management

    Hire more commercial bankers

    Pacific Premier2019-07-10
  2. "Client Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Room to grow and learn a lot in this new department

    Cons

    Breaks/Lunches and hours Too many other things could be listed here.

    Pacific Premier2019-10-01
  3. "Great culture and room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Premier full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Focused on growth, easy to do business, a good work environment, local decision making, competitive pay and comp plan.

    Cons

    Growing pains from recent acquisitions, not many branches in the market

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support market initiatives to grow in Phoenix

    Pacific Premier2019-07-10
  4. "Regimented Comapny"

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

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch once a month

    Cons

    Expect long hours with OK pay and micro management from top all the way down, and lack of care from management to map your long term career (want worker bees)

    Advice to Management

    Start to empower employees and don’t expect long hours without a hefty bonus. Appreciate work life balance.

    Pacific Premier2019-08-06
  5. "Rules seemed a bit odd for non exempt employees"

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    Former Employee - Security and Fraud Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fairly nice people, did not have any issues with management or employees.

    Cons

    Traditional standards in terms of raises and promotions seemed non-existent.

    Pacific Premier2019-06-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Completely unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I couldn't see any pros

    Cons

    No training, unreasonable treatment, toxic environment, no clarity in direction, no coherence between branch & head office staff, adhoc decisions by management, policies keep changing every month

    Advice to Management

    Please check what's happening at branches, employees need to be trained than hiring & firing without reasons...

    Pacific Premier2019-07-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President/Portfolio Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the people you work with every day. For the most part, it's a great group. Many in upper management make themselves accessible, even though they are very busy growing the bank to $11B+. Opportunity for growth if those in management decide they like you or you're the only option they have since turnover is high. The standard "pro" is that they feed you (a lot) so if you are looking for free food..., this is the place for you.

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    Cons

    The company is growing mostly via acquisitions and they do not have practices in place to properly assimilate acquired staff members; as such, groups run independently and there is little consistency. Management turns over so often that there is no one to guide the different teams. Culture has changed to where there is no team effort and everyone is focused on themselves. They have no benchmarks for employee goals... and determine merit increases/bonuses based on the discretion of those in upper management who do not deal directly with all employees. They underpay their employees until they are worried about them leaving and then scramble to give increases. Women make (significantly) less than their male counterparts, even when they do more/better work. Certain members of management are "my way or the highway" and rule with threats and hostility. They expect too much from employees and give very little in return. Too many people have been promoted to positions that they are not qualified for simply because the turnover is so high and bringing in "outsiders" rarely works given the overly complicated processes the bank is following.

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    Advice to Management

    Give employees set goals and complete formal annual/semi-annual reviews where increases/bonuses are not as subjective. HR depending on managers (who turn over multiple times a year) to complete "Let's Talk" reviews is foolish because it isn't happening; they do not have time for that given the work never stops and they aren't "required" to do it so why would they. Formalize a salary matrix (which has been in the... works for years) that ensures people are paid equally and fairly for the job they are doing. Assess the complexity of the procedures that are in place - there is a reason that everyone is confused or complains and it's not because they are being difficult, it's because the procedures are ludicrous. Promote people to management positions who are capable of managing - interview people to determine their qualifications rather than just picking what seems like the most logical choice based on availability or seniority.

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    Pacific Premier2019-05-21
  8. "Revolving Door and High Turn over"

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    Former Employee - Senior Loan Processor in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    IT department and computer software is advanced and properly maintained.

    Cons

    The numerous acquisitions has left individuals who are not qualified in power positions. Those positions are in management and this creates a lot of favoritism & chronism. Management pretends to take measures to listen to employees and address issues however they do not take any action and as a result employees resign without notice and this is a known fact in all departments and is a direct reflection of those... incharge.

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    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a balance of power, don't allow a specific group in one location run things without having someone advocate for others.

    Pacific Premier2019-06-05
  9. "Rapidly growing"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst 

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    No real life/work balance. Heavy workloads.

    Pacific Premier2019-04-10
  10. "OK Company"

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    Former Employee - BSA Analyst in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation and time off were great. Every holiday off

    Cons

    benefits could be better. Health and vacation time could both be better

    Pacific Premier2019-02-18
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