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Ridgewood Savings Bank Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. "Ridgewood Savings Bank and Myself"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Savings Counselor in Baldwin, NY
    Current Employee - Savings Counselor in Baldwin, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working with great team, customer interaction, community events, great benefits

    Cons

    Hard to advance,

    Advice to Management

    Consider using employees strengths and knowledge for advancement and placement


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    "Ridgewood Savings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ridgewood Savings Bank part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for easy part-time work. Customers can be hassles to deal with but not a hard job overall. Easy to learn only requiring basic math skills. Given 2 personal days even though you're part-time.

    Cons

    You can be stuck with some not so great coworkers. A lot of moving up within is about knowing the higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of making sure people who work here don't slack off, because a lot of them do.

  3. "Part-Time Teller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Teller in Ridgewood, NY
    Former Employee - Part Time Teller in Ridgewood, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ridgewood Savings Bank part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are so many great things that RSB does for the community overall. They are true to their mission statement and "treat you like family". Very generous and charitable year round. The business hours are great and banking holidays are always a plus! Management is usually very fair with how things are run on a daily basis and from most of my experience very supportive if you have concerns.

    Cons

    Don't count on set scheduling hours. One week as a part timer you may have 3 days another 5. If your part-time you will be treated that way as far as hours are concerned. It's hard to move up in the company, to gain a full time position you usually have to wait until the person who has that position leaves or gets promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Lower management should mentor part-timers. Teller work can be redundant and mundane. This gained experience could help some one be more efficient at their next position and create a more refreshed working environment.


  4. "savings counselor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Savings Counselor in Forest Hills, NY
    Former Employee - Savings Counselor in Forest Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ridgewood Savings Bank (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Annual and semi annual bonus, room for growth, supporting management team.

    Cons

    Really can't think of any compared to other companies. You were treated fairly and worked in a team environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage everyone who is looking for growth.


  5. "As they refer to it, back office."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Back Office in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - Back Office in Queens Village, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before it used to be job security, but not anymore. I would say the only good thing they have going is flex-time.

    Cons

    Environment is worse than high school drama, overload of work with low pay and they do not want you to do over time to get the over load of work done. The majority of full-time positions are being filled with part-time positions.

    Advice to Management

    All "back office" departments should all be checked. Management team should all go back to management class and know how to talk to their employees and what team work really means.


  6. "Starter bank"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Ridgewood, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Ridgewood, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ridgewood Savings Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For someone new to the world of banking this is a great place to start

    Cons

    Once you have reached a plateau promotion can be non existent

    Advice to Management

    You don't always have to look on the outside for good hard working talented individuals. Sometimes home grown can be a great choice to occupy upper management roles


  7. "LImited"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgewood, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgewood, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ridgewood Savings Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Various locations and easy to get to.
    Very fair work/life balance.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth. Low pay.

  8. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service in Franklin Square, NY
    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service in Franklin Square, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willingness to work with school schedule. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Subject to racial profiling, micromanagement, inconsistent standards/procedures, favoritism, management can be very condescending. The new control teller at thus location is NOT knowledgeable. Time off policies. Treatment by management is usually subject to their moods.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp office culture, the way management is trained to speak to staff, re educate management and staff on procedures and standards so that their is a consistent way of operating.


  9. "A good part time job for college students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Forest Hills, NY
    Former Employee - Teller in Forest Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ridgewood Savings Bank part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job has decent pay for part time employees. It is a great place to earn income while working on other projects such as finishing school.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth if you are a full time employee due to very few branches.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of individuals are in positions they are not qualified for


  10. "If you want stability in these hard times, this is the bank to choose"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Hours are great
    *Show initiative and there is opp. for growth
    *Good benefits
    *Stable

    Cons

    *Pay could be better
    *Managers should communicate better with employees the goal of the bank
    *Sometimes upper management does not select the best people to run operations
    * Management/operation issues with acquisition of City and Surburban could be better addressed

    Advice to Management

    *Select more competent managers
    *Give employees the resources to do their jobs more effectively -- ie. counterfeit machines on teller floor
    *It continues to host all events in Queens or LI, and does little or none community outreach or employee events/training in the the Bronx, where they have a significant # of employees.
    *Conservatism has paid off in these hard times


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