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Sterling Bancorp Reviews

Updated November 7, 2016
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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Lead Sr. Verification Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  2. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Teller"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


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  5. "Not the best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "On the right track!"

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    • 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.


  7. "Employee Culture Declining"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    The bank's continued growth has broadened its lending areas and specialty groups. Certain areas of the bank have a casual dress code.

    Cons

    Sterling has been through a number of changes in the last two years or so. After two mergers, it is but a shadow of the bank it once was. Unfortunately, there is a great disconnect between Senior Management and it's employees, and it does't look like that'll be changing any time soon.

    There is also no sense of community throughout the bank. If you're looking for a company that'll make you feel like part of a family, then this place is NOT for you.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the sell the bank in a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Employee satisfaction should be as important as the bank's balance sheets, if the bank is interested in longevity.

    Conducting a bankwide survey that is truly anonymous would be useful. Creating a friendly atmosphere, from the top down, will also help unite employees.


  8. "Horrendous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None to list unless change is made in the near future.

    Cons

    Too many to list. They love to get rid of good people from acquired banks. Outdated systems and outrageous practices for simple tasks. Not the customer-centric bank we once were.

    Advice to Management

    Best people best practices doesn't seem to be followed. Listen to your staff more & make some cuts to Senior Management who is a true failure.


  9. "Yes, I know how to review and clear titles and surveys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I work with wonderful people

    Cons

    We may not be employed for long with this company


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Managing Director"

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

    I have been working at Sterling Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Team environment concept; everyone working towards the same goal. Entrepenual mentality. Convenient locations with easy accesibility

    Cons

    Senior Management constantly changes goal and does NOT give teams credit for all revenue they generate. They change the contribution plan constantly in their favor. They do not care about anyone but themselves and being able to acquire other institution for purpose of selling Bank. In the end - it's only about lining their pockets. Employees are the pawns in the game

    Advice to Management

    Give teams the credit they deserve for business they generate. Make an effort to seem like you actually care. You are playing with people's lives. Don't encourage failure and stop lying to employees.


  11. "client service associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great building and people

    Cons

    lousy pay and not great leadership



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