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Sterling Bancorp Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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Sterling Bancorp CEO/President Jack L. Kopnisky
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Pros
  • The small bank setting allows you to interact with all of the senior guys (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. "Senior Controls Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Treasurer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Treasurer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, ability to work from home in inclement winter weather, ability to grow, CEO has a strong vision for the company and brings much information to all team members.

    Cons

    Work days are long and overtime is expected

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff's complaints with regard to management and behavior


  2. "Unrealistic Expectations and Antiquated Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally the People were really great. The support staff was considerate.

    Cons

    Company moves too slowly in processing new business requests. Not very competitive in the bank industry. Technology was inferior and lags behind big box and super regional competition.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic about sales expectations, and understand that building profitable business relationships takes time to cultivate. Invest into proper supportive resources and new technology to prepare for future growth.


  3. "The good, bad, and ugly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, steady hours for most employees. Day-to-day experience very much depends on the department - some have a sense of teamwork and camaraderie, others, not so much.

    Cons

    Disorganized and mismanaged. Low morale and a sense that executives don't care about or appreciate employees. Projects often start and stop on someone's whim, and people are given wrong or confusing information to do their job, which is stressful.


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  5. "Lead Sr. Verification Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Hill, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Hill, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company giving me exceptional training and prepare you to do the job hired for.

    Cons

    Advancement is hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your team


  6. "Assistant Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Large Bank wide range of products to offer.

    Cons

    Can not decide if a commercial or consumer bank.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.


  7. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. They value their staff

    Cons

    culture is different from other banks. ALOT of paperwork


  8. "Teller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Spring Valley, NV
    Current Employee - Teller in Spring Valley, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Family Environment

    Cons

    Communication isn't very good.

    Advice to Management

    Help us communicate better


  9. "AVP Accounting Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Accounting Manager in Montebello, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Accounting Manager in Montebello, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for. Great CEO, CFO and Controller. Great Accounting team. Leaving the company was the biggest mistake I made during my 20year carrier.

    Cons

    None. A great company to work for. I wish I never left my job. All members of my team were professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Keep the growth. You have built a model company with very capable employees. Real professionals.


  10. "Not the best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It;s a job. Co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    The bank is trying to grow too big too fast. Management need to take a step back to look at what is going on. There need to be better practices in place so as to not loose customers to competitors. They believe in that they can use less people to work on many, so many staff members are overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to communicate better with employees


  11. "On the right track!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Spring Valley, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Spring Valley, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great strategy! Some very knowledgeable and high skilled employees. In the process of initiating some key programs (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, Sterling Women, Employee Recognition).

    Cons

    Some slackers! Hard to keep up with the excessive work load so many take too many shortcuts. The end result are too many client facing mistakes. Need to openly embrace diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Organization is a little too lean. Openly embrace diversity and establish mentoring programs.



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