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Southwestern National Bank Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. "Great Work Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern National Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, stable work hours, annual salary increase, and great benefit

    Cons

    salary are not competitive if you're not among the top management.


  2. "Great Place to Learn the Ropes of Banking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller/Personal Banker in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Teller/Personal Banker in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern National Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Friendly Co-Workers
    Cross Trained to learn all roles and responsibilities
    Very Nice Culture and working environment

    Cons

    Slow at times, Down time
    Very Tedious work and constant micromanaged reviewing of work

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more on your employees, create better incentives, and update systems


  3. "Part-Time Teller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern National Bank part-time

    Pros

    +Small bank, so you get to know everyone.
    + Good training from the head teller.
    +Have opportunity to learn anything that you are willing to learn.

    Cons

    +Wage is not competitive compare to other banks.
    +Less chance to get promoted.


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  5. "Customer service Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southwestern National Bank full-time

    Pros

    a lot of bank paid holiday ,good benefit ,health plan ,good co worker.

    Cons

    The salary is not satisfied for me.

    Advice to Management

    no


  6. "Definitely Two Sides to This Coin"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern National Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    After working a whole year with no paid time off, you receive 18 days of PTO, which does not distinguish between sick days and vacation time. The work environment is laid back, depending on which department you work in.

    Cons

    Salary is low. The directors are cheap and do not reinvest into the company. The building is breaking down. There is no regard for safety of the employees as demonstrated during this last flooding incident. The overall organization of this company is unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for employees to learn and get better at their job. Have a policy and procedure that is clear cut so that there is no room for interpretation and debate. Do not make employees use their PTO when there is a natural disaster where people are dying and losing their homes. Be honest and not tell different employees different stories.


  7. "Learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern National Bank part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door for banking operations. The staff is friendly and willing to show you the ropes. Culture is different than your big banks.

    Cons

    Compensation can be better. Hours are normal; seems like you can choose to stay late if you have to. Wished there was more get-togethers besides the monthly birthday parties.

    Advice to Management

    There's a huge gap between upper management and the common workers; there should be a way to make the commoners feel at ease when upper management is around.


  8. "Overall, ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Gives opportunity to think outside of box, receive occasional gifts such as pens, shopping bags that promotes "green" environment, calenders etc.

    Cons

    offers health insurance benefit, but now dental made an option, just need to pay a few extra dollars for dental

    Advice to Management

    Lower pay than average, used to have special events such as dinner night, weekend trips etc. if still offered would be awesome


  9. "southwestern national bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Southwestern National bank is a strong, growing company, benefits are good, pay is decent and generous time off.

    Cons

    Upper management is overworked and focused on micromanaging causing distress to trickle down. Middle management is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Should focus more on cross training and less time on micromanaging, you have excellent employees--trust them more!