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Waukesha State Bank Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Teller Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Supervisor in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Supervisor in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waukesha State Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are wanting to move up. WSB greatly encourages training in order to work your way up from a Teller position.

    Cons

    Low starting pay, not many commission opportunities.


  2. "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Bank Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Bank Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The 401K benefit were great and co workers within the branch were easy to work with.

    Cons

    Have to wear a suit all the time, long days, and upper management is very difficult to work with. Stuck in the 80's

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff

  3. "Personal Banker"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waukesha State Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing. You have the ability to move up fairly quickly within the company. Good insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Very low pay. Don't feel very vaulued as an employee. Can be very stressful, with little to no reward.

    Advice to Management

    Employees will work harder and be more determined with positive feedback. It would also be nice if people didn't have to live paycheck to paycheck.


  4. "good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    chances to move up in company

    Cons

    so slow and boring during day


  5. "Teller Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job title looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Management will favor an employee with seniority over an employee that exceeds that employee in every aspect. Their pay is arbitrary and never the right amount of compensation for the amount of work they require from you. The bank functions under the value that customer service is top priority, however those values fall well short when it comes to its employees. Management only focuses on the negatives, never the positive. With the time at the bank, employees were coming and going every month. They can't keep real talent because they don't reward those that are talented. Rather, they underpay, focus on negatives, require far more than they should under their pay scale, reward those at top without compensating those that are the face of the bank, don't hold onto promising talent, stuck in old ways that satisfy generation x and baby boomers but are lacking the means to cater to millennials, etc.

    This bank has a lot of flaws. Once the baby boomers are gone, this banks model will struggle greatly. Plus, if they don't start to maintain talent (which partially means paying them more) then this bank will sink quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Numbers are not everything. Please start to focus on your employees, and retain talent. The cost of your revolving door with employees has to be embarrassing. Also, you are reaching a tipping point with millennials, and you are stuck in the 80's.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Teller in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Teller in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff you work with is friendly.

    Cons

    Wear suit all the time


  7. "Officer"

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

    Pros

    I have had an extremely positive experience working for Waukesha State Bank. This bank is financially strong and stable, has an impeccable community reputation, and has a solid and intelligent management team. The focus here really is on exceptional customer service and serving the needs of the community.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about this company. I wish there was short-term disability insurance, but that's about it. The work/life balance has been great.

  8. "officer"

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

    I worked at Waukesha State Bank (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still a great community bank in its roots and essence. While moving quickly away from these values, there's still a chance to come back to what matters.

    Cons

    They care little about the well-being of employees or customers, but are 100% committed to making the most money they can to fill the pockets of its top leaders. The treatment of employees is embarrassing in some cases, even disciplining people for attendance while going through chemo!

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Marty Frank days, when the CEO cared about his employees and the community around him, and put his actions where his words were. The current CEO if being fooled by those leaders around him... look at the turnover in key leadership positions.


  9. "Assistant Teller Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Supervisor in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Teller Supervisor in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waukesha State Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great with scheduling around life events. Have a lot of opportunity for moving up in the company,

    Cons

    Low starting pay for tellers. Seem to hire people for positions before they are ready which impacts everyone.


  10. "No work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is hard to think of any pros for working at this company.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about their employees or their employee's advancement and success. They will tell employees what they want to hear and string them along for as long as they can without going through with their promises. Myself as well as several others were promised a promotion, trained for the position and performed the new job duties for 2 years without officially being promoted or receiving a pay increase. I must clarify that this opinion is not true of the CEO, Ty Taylor. My experiences with him have been nothing but positive.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that employees have other obligations outside of work such as school and family and be accommodating to that when possible. Stop punishing your employees for having other priorities.


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