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Sterling Bancorp Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Sterling Bancorp CEO/President Jack L. Kopnisky
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Pros
  • Small bank so you get to meet and know a lot of staff including upper up (in 3 reviews)

  • flexiblility, friendly work environment, easy accessibility, senior management very supportive, can move up easily if productive (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. "Battered and tired"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Computer Operations Analyst/Help Desk Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "vice president"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "Run the other way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Accounts Receivable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Senior Controls Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. "Unrealistic Expectations and Antiquated Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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