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Sovereign Bancorp Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Senior Bank Teller"

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    Former Employee - Senior Bank Teller in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Bank Teller in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Having worked as a teller in other companies, Sovereign has a little less stressed atmosphere, in comparison.

    Cons

    As long as the goals are reached, they don't care about anything else. That would include cheating, rigging the system or lying to the face of customers.

    Advice to Management

    Please give help to associates when they ask for assistance.


  2. "Sovereign was a great place to work for, Santander was definitely not"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sovereign Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay you and many of the employees are great to work with. Benefits could better but are OK

    Cons

    My impression is that management does not like or trust US citizens as they are constantly moving jobs to Mexico and bringing talent over from Europe to US. Big emphasis on being bilingual which I felt was unfair to older Americans who speak nothing but English.

    Advice to Management

    Not much I can say, their minds are made up.

  3. "Sovereign Bank - Dallas, TX"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sovereign Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at Sovereign are some of the best!

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to share about Sovereign Bank in Dallas, TX

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "Hated it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    All, no customers, boring, long hours, incompetent management


  5. "They're not concerned with having a life, outside of work."

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

    I have been working at Sovereign Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with different types of people.

    Cons

    Being passed over for promotions, never getting any type of raise.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that working isn't the only thing that matters in life.


  6. "Overall good experience. Gained valuable experience."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wyomissing, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wyomissing, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Several opportunities to learn and improve through company sanctioned training.

    Cons

    Below average salary. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage teamwork between departments, instead of competition.


  7. "Auto Finance Collection Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Collection Specialist in Rocky Hill, CT
    Former Employee - Collection Specialist in Rocky Hill, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sovereign Bancorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I previously worked for Sovereign Bank in the Auto Finance Division as a Collection Specialist. Through the many years employed there, we were all like family and helped each other.

    Cons

    When Santander purchased Sovereign Bank, they shut down the Auto Finance Division and laid off 100s of employees.

  8. "Big Small Bank"

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    Former Employee - Senior Small Business Specialist II in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Small Business Specialist II in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small bank with a big heart

    Cons

    thinks regional when it should think national

    Advice to Management

    stop with the gimics


  9. "Style over Substance"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sovereign Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you can produce pretty power point presentations telling Management exactly what they want to hear, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Used to be a better place to work, but is increasingly dominated by process over content. Also, as in all Banking, Management only wants to hear good news. Little chance for advancement if you aren't Spanish.


  10. "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in East Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in East Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent; Job is quite boring

    Cons

    just an all around awful job. They change procedures so often its almost impossible to keep up


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