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Sterling Bancorp Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Sterling Bancorp CEO/President Jack L. Kopnisky
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Pros
  • flexiblility, friendly work environment, easy accessibility, senior management very supportive, can move up easily if productive (in 3 reviews)

  • Every Friday donuts and bagels were provided (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • hire the staff that is needed in the financial centers, we have to ask for help from other (in 4 reviews)

  • Low morale and a sense that executives don't care about or appreciate employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Work schedule is very possitive

    Cons

    Market share can be limited

    Advice to Management

    Need to grow consumer presence


  2. "Sterling national bank"

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

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    High achievement environment, loads of training opportunities, casual yet professional environment.

    Cons

    Can be very busy and intense at times, but it's worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving our culture,

  3. "vice president"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Smallish bank allows for more nimble navigation to deliver for your clients.

    Cons

    Lots of under performers in this institution. There is no sense of urgency in delivering for clients. It seems as if everyone is stuck in the analog age,


  4. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Woodbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very family friendly and you are able to learn a lot in your career. This is a great company to grow.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Of course you will have coworkers that do not put in their all but you will always find this at any company you work.


  5. "Battered and tired"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Client Associate in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None other than generous PTO

    Cons

    Everything! They overwork you and the work seems to be passed off from one person to the other, there is no ownership for the customer experience. I work many days past 5pm and off the clock (HR take note of this, oh wait, they're too busy doing nothing). Management is out of tune with day to day operational issues and there is no consistency what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your staff! Start hiring more customer support staff and make employees feel appreciated.


  6. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice-President in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Vice-President in Yonkers, NY

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are great! They funds half of the H.S.A deductible what company does that?

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart - quick paced environment, demanding but challenging


  7. "Culture of Growth & Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity! The bank offers engaged and committed colleagues opportunities for growth on a regular basis. The bank is also invested in and vommitted to ensuring women achieve their full potential within the organization.

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart. It is a fast paced, ever changing environment. As a result, there is great opportunity for those that take advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on engaging colleagues and driving great results!

  8. "Computer Operations Analyst/Help Desk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    paycheck, paycheck, paycheck, paycheck, paycheck.

    Cons

    Low pay, uncaring, unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    quit


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Run the other way"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Montebello, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Montebello, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Some managers are good listener and will make it right by giving you a day off or work from home, when a job well done and guide you to the right path. This was only experienced during transitioning thru management as the shake up was happening.

    Cons

    The culture use to be good before 2012 when the new CEO and COO plus other management came in. Then shakeup began and lots of good people that worked for decades at the bank lost their job - because new management plan was to cut cost at all cost even the coffee brand to a nasty flavor to save few cents.

    The bank might look like is growing since the stock have been up at the time of this review compare to 2012 when they came in, but due to acquiring other small banks.

    A lot of internal politics going on here... We were over worked and under paid to keep the systems working. ITS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW... ITS WHO YOU KNOW!! here

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower level employees suggestions and give them credit for a job well done, don't take their credit and go to upper management like you did the job - when you had no input.


  10. "Accounts Receivable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of vacation days for full time employee's.

    Cons

    Not fairly compensated as a large company.

    Advice to Management

    HR/Talent Acquisition need to stop offering new employee below the market as compensation.


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