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Sterling Bancorp Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Sterling Bancorp CEO/President Jack L. Kopnisky
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Pros
  • decent salary, good benefits and perks (in 4 reviews)

  • flexiblility, friendly work environment, easy accessibility, senior management very supportive, can move up easily if productive (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Management, Growth, Low Pay, Old system, Oh did i mention poor management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The stress level is high"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in New City, NY
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent salary, good benefits and perks

    Cons

    high stress, cut throat, high turnover, management doesn't care for branch employees

    Advice to Management

    you may be reducing your branches but don't forget that the employees who work there are the face of your company so make sure that you recognize that

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good hours, work life balance

    Cons

    Sales pressure, strict sales goals


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sterling National Bank Review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Montebello, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Montebello, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dress Code and paycheck. Some of the people are hard workers who are invested in what they do, and this effort is noticed by one’s peers.

    Cons

    The strength of a company remains, to date, with the people and strength in leadership from the top. If people are happy, clients will be happy. What has happened over time is the fact that Sr Mngmt has devalued employees to a degree that is not only alarming internally, but to the clients and shareholders. The “growth” is not sustainable over the long haul with their current mentality and business model. Employees are numbers, and are eliminated frequently. The skilled and talented are taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Even if I could speak to Management, they would not listen. If you are looking for a company with a positive corporate culture and good morale, I’m sorry..SNB is not for you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Disorhanized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Convenience of working from home

    Cons

    Work work work- whatever it takes to get it done.

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure


  6. "assistant branch manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Malverne, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Malverne, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    slow paced, lots of benefits

    Cons

    no enough room to grow.
    stuck in old times

    Advice to Management

    enough growing room


  7. "tough environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    good salary, nice coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    terrible culture, way too much pressure to get deals close with out the right support

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

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

    Pros

    Very interesting company. Has a way with acquiring smaller banks, then letting employees go.

    Cons

    Needs to value its employees more.


  9. "Internal Audit"

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Montebello, NY
    Former Employee - Auditor in Montebello, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9 to 5 job.
    No requirement for professional designations.
    Technology not used and good for older generation.
    Good working environment for people nearing retirement or in quasi retirement phase.

    Cons

    No possibility of growth,
    No changes in technology.
    Most projects are modeled.
    No training requirement,


  10. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growing company with acquisition focused growth

    Cons

    will the company be able to keep up with the changes


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