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  1. "Just a Teller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Part Time Teller in Olney, MD
    Current Employee - Part Time Teller in Olney, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandy Spring Bancorp part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sandy Spring Bank is much more easygoing than compared to other banks. This is probably due to their size, but if you are looking at an entry-level job in retail banking (why?) then this is a good company. Benefits are nice, PTO for part time and many more benefits for full-time.

    Cons

    This is essentially a glorified retail job. While it seems obvious, I would reiterate that many times before you apply. SSB technology seems a little behind compared to larger banks, but that is to be expected. Referrals are still stressed like they are at any other bank, but they are not as high. Still, it is not an enjoyable measure of "performance".

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer service, not referrals.


  2. "Mortgage Banker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Banker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Mortgage Banker in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandy Spring Bancorp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Construction Lending process has great admin support once the loan is closed.

    Cons

    Rates are middling. Company appears to be looking to sell as administrative staff has been severely cut and competitive pricing has disappeared in jumbo markets.

    Advice to Management

    It time to replace the senior managers. They've been in place far too long and no longer seem willing to try and keep up with the market.


  3. "IT Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in District Heights, MD
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in District Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fair and Caring; great place to work

    Cons

    Could allow more Telecommute for employees


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  5. "Small Community Bank"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage Client Coordinator in Olney, MD
    Former Employee - Mortgage Client Coordinator in Olney, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandy Spring Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, family-feel and active in community

    Cons

    Not many options for advancement with advance education due to the size of the bank


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    "Worse company ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandy Spring Bancorp (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say. Horrible experience

    Cons

    Management do not where what they are doing. All they do is talk about people behind their back. Always looking to find fault in what you are doing rather than looking for ways to help employees do a better job.

    Advice to Management

    A good management style is being able to help employees get to where the management want them to be. Stop talking about people behind their backs and talk to them directly if they do something wrong.


  7. "How you're treated depends a lot on which department you work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandy Spring Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off. Ok compensation. Lots of talented people. Lots of chances to learn and grow.

    Cons

    "Blood from a stone" approach to employees and workload. Higher-ups do not keep promises to employees, especially if you're on the low end of the food chain. Company culture is very stiff and has moved towards micro-managing. Company is slow to adopt new technologies, which can make tasks unnecessarily difficult. Lots of talk about values but generally not carried out in terms of employee treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk. The Sandy Spring values are solid. Treat all your employees as the valuable assets they are and more of them will stick around.


  8. "Great company, unique customers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Teller in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Part Time Teller in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sandy Spring Bancorp part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed job, little physical labor. Paid vacation even for part timers, management is usually nice, extra perks to branches which exceed sales goals. Most of the coworkers are great although the office falls into shambles on a bad day. Overall, it's a decent part time job.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to pitch sales points to the point you are probably irritating customers. Would not recommend this job to someone who doesn't like being a salesperson. Some of the customers get so entitled, they make it difficult to do your job properly. You get yelled at by people trying to cash someone elses check, or someone trying to withdraw $2k out of an account with no ID....this is a DAILY thing.

    Advice to Management

    Try to teach employees more as the grow with the company.


  9. "I worked in the Finance department developing the Budget and monthly forecasts."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Organizational Profitability Manager in Olney, MD
    Former Employee - Organizational Profitability Manager in Olney, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sandy Spring Bancorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are very involved in the communities they serve. Co-workers were very friendly. Benefits are comprehensive. The opportunities within the bank are diverse.

    Cons

    Dress code is Business Dress - I preferred when it was Business Casual. Branch workers have to work on Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Teller Supervisor I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller Supervisor I in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Teller Supervisor I in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandy Spring Bancorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. very understanding management. Great support for their employees.

    Cons

    Company system is outdated.

    Advice to Management

    I got really great branch manager. She is caring and listening to her employees. If you work hard and do great work, she will support and promote you.


  11. "Not Bad for a starting job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Teller in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandy Spring Bancorp part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Decent Pay
    -Very Nice people
    -Client/Customer Relationship

    Cons

    -New Account Quotas
    -Can Get Tedious


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