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Updated March 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and gym membership, employees are encouraged to lead healthy lifestyles (in 17 reviews)

  • Great benefits if you work full time (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance, inadequate preparation for taking on new clients/business (in 4 reviews)

  • only 2 weeks, come on Gary and Charlie keep up with the times (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Don't expect to move up."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Debt Collector
    Former Employee - Debt Collector
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SWBC part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay. decent pay. decent pay

    Cons

    almost impossible to move up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Grew to fast without thinking things through"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SWBC full-time

    Pros

    They have awesome benefits and insurance. A free gym membership, employees are given the opportunity to live a healthier lifestyle. Really flexible with work schedule. Depending on the department you work for, management is okay. If you're in the Mortgage Broker Field, then your job is safe.

    Cons

    Grew way to fast without thinking things through...Brought on two off-shore clients and gave them false promises. The company was not prepared with the old technology that was being used. Even when having newer up to date applications, the configurations were implemented in a rush manner and not thought out properly. The two off-shore companies saw this and jumped ship. The company then laid off a bunch of good employees mid last year. Due to budget cuts, they continue to let go of people that had dedicated several years with the company. Lack of training for most departments. Several departments are unorganized due to abrupt changes. Mistakes are made and then instead of accepting blame, fingers are pointed to others.

    Advice to Management

    From what it looks like, the mentality is "work harder, not smarter" several supervisors and managers are being setup set up for failure. The company is focused on quantity over quality and being reactive instead of proactive.


  3. "A lot of improvements are needed."

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reasonable workload, good home work balance.

    Cons

    Non professional management behavior, job security instability.


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  5. "Don't Do it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SWBC full-time

    Pros

    They used to have good health insurance

    Cons

    Upper Management are a bunch of backstabbers, gossip is involved on a daily basis. Don't expect to be appreciated for hard work hours you put in! They will always expect more from you. They just downsized their IT and have downsized other departments as well. This is not a good company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be a real leader.


  6. "Used to a great company, now-not so much!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SWBC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay is good, used to be a fun company to work for

    Cons

    new management, had lots of lay offs in 2016, hard work and dedication to the company is not really taken into consideration


  7. "SWBC is a GREAT company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Hazard Insurance Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Hazard Insurance Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    SWBC is a stable company in a fickle market. Management cares about employee feedback and implements suggested ideas. Friendly co-workers and a fun atmosphere to work in. The executive team is engaged in the business and is visible. I highly recommend working for SWBC.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit you're in there may be stunted opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employee feedback and keeping employees engaged; it makes a huge difference in the culture.


  8. "Personal Lines Agent"

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    Current Employee - Personal Lines Agent in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Lines Agent in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SWBC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance

    Cons

    No real communication with upper management


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Scottsbluff, NE
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Scottsbluff, NE
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & decent pay

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, inadequate preparation for taking on new clients/business

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond the surface and LISTEN to your frontline employees.
    Invest in your employees AND worthy technology.


  10. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Client Associate
    Former Employee - Registered Client Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The SWBC Investment Services division led by Kelly Tramontano was a great organization to work for. Great health care plan-company paid 100% of the premium. Excellent 401k. Wonderful people to work with.They treat people very well.

    Cons

    The client financial services institution I worked at as a guest employee was challenging to say the least!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. "Don't Do it!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SWBC full-time

    Pros

    good insurance coverage and affordable for a family

    Cons

    they treat their employees like dirt. Lots of back stabbing and gossip



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