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2.5
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Sterling Bancorp CEO Jack L. Kopnisky
Jack L. Kopnisky
43 Ratings
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  • "Low morale and a sense that executives don't care about or appreciate employees(in 5 reviews)

  • "Goals like Wells Fargo, market presidents who talk to the staff like they’re garbage and no work life balance(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "The CFO is terrific"

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    Current Employee - Financial Reporting in Montebello, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Invest in your career, learn every day, always something new to do, get to take initiative, great colleagues, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Not enough colleague networking events below manager levels

    Advice to Management

    could be quicker to fire poor performers

    Sterling Bancorp2019-03-19
  2. "Getting better every day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jericho, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For a big bank, pretty relaxed environment; doesn't feel like a "bank" 28 PAID DAYS OFF (almost a month off, paid) Free Life insurance (mine is $400,000 free) Work From Home--love! Opp. to move up the ladder here--growing fast

    Cons

    Each dept is pretty intimate; if you're a slacker it will be noticed Compensation is fair but not off-the charts good (but they pay bonuses and give equity so the package is good)

    Advice to Management

    I see the focus on making things better and better here; continue to appreciate your employees and they will continue to appreciate you. I like it here.

    Sterling Bancorp2019-04-20
  3. "Not a great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small bank, can really make an impact if you want.

    Cons

    Lack of true manager, no guidance, no intro training program

    Advice to Management

    Maybe care more about you’re employees progress, and ensure they accommodate accordingly when just starting out.

    Sterling Bancorp2019-04-19
  4. "Overworked employees"

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

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Good base salary Good benefits Women are encouraged to excel through their EWS (Extraordinary Women of Sterling) events

    Cons

    Departments understaffed, one employee has to do the work of three. Very low morale. Executives cares more about profits and the shareholders than employees. Lots of laid offs due to mergers and acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees. Communicate more with employees, your employees are who grows your business.

    Sterling Bancorp2019-04-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "OUT OF DATE"

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    Current Employee - CSA in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are great but everything else is not.

    Cons

    No communication with management Systems are outdated Clients have no manners

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your system, it's crazy how in 2019 every computer at our branch crashes more than once per day.

    Sterling Bancorp2019-01-20
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Absolute joke"

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    Former Employee - Collateral Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay Good work life balance

    Cons

    Coworkers Corporate Management Sexual harassment Verbal harassment An "in" culture

    Advice to Management

    Stop covering up for bad employees. For a company that says "Expect extraordinary" you're absolutely ridiculous on following through, unless the extraordinary is failure. Sexual harassment all over the place. Managers trying to get subordinates to sleep with them or talking about who they're sleeping with, cheating with, and more. There is an "in" culture. If you are brought in through a referral, you're in. If...

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    Sterling Bancorp2019-02-08
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Focus on Execution at Expense of Employees...Significant change for the worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pays well. All employees eligible for bonus.

    Cons

    Cut throat, execute at all costs, environment. Employees consistently asked to work double digits hours to get the job done. Above and Beyond is almost abusive at this point.

    Sterling Bancorp2019-01-23
  8. "Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Good position solid team environment.

    Cons

    Limited room to grow but great pay.

    Sterling Bancorp2018-12-05
  9. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a bank. So, a lot of the same bank perks apply like paid holidays, etc. Good 401k, benefits, etc. Good working hours, mostly easy work.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized due to several mergers, bank sales culture.

    Sterling Bancorp2018-11-27
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Long hours, disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Jericho, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Average salary. Will pay for certifications and schooling. Average bonus program. Fast growing company. If you’re a workaholic who never leaves the office, this is the perfect place for you.

    Cons

    Very disorganized post-Astoria merger. Blatantly obvious they were unprepared for systems merger. From an internal view the bank appears to be growing too quickly and thus does not have a good “handle” on day-to-day operations due to operating in a constant state of flux. They appear to put bandaids on problems instead of fixing them outright, regardless of how simple or complicated. They refused to adopt any Astoria...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop implementing “efficiency projects” that aren’t fully tested, and are ultimately creating more work for already over-tasked employees. Slow down in acquisitions, and clean up the lingering problems (some major) from the last four bank mergers. Create solutions, not temporary fixes

    Sterling Bancorp2018-11-28
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