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Woodforest National Bank The Woodlands Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  • Not very good with work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Long hours, but love every minute on the job (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Branch Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Woodforest National Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Advancement to managment available. Can be a family like setting.

    Cons

    Long hours and no work life balance. You are supposed to be available to your team 24/7.


  2. "Hard work doesn't pay off"

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    Current Employee - Instore Retail Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Instore Retail Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Woodforest National Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. Daily operations are easy to understand. Reference guides are available to help you with more complex situations.

    Cons

    Working diligently and making constant sacrifices of time and efforts will not put you in a position for promotion. It is a big issue when retail bankers are more knowledgeable than branch managers.

    Advice to Management

    Create a system to bring awareness to and highlight excellent employees.


  3. "Good Company, Just under-paid"

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    Current Employee - Retail Banker II in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Banker II in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodforest National Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, most of your co-workers will be great to work with. Good for collecting job experience, as they will give you on the job training. Just a great overall philosophy for a bank. They do offer performance biased bonuses.

    Cons

    Under paid for the amount of 'hats' you have to wear. The bonuses are distributed at the discretion of the branch manager, and sometimes you can receive little to none of the Bonus, even if your branch made it's goal, and you did your best. Have to work throughout the entire week, and over most holidays. Scheduling is done six months in advance, so you have to plan your life half a year ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your bankers more! Your company has the funds to do this! Branch Managers do not micro manage everyone.


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  5. "Great Corporate Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodforest National Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family environment and all employees are very helpful with helping you advance your career. There are several opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours, but love every minute on the job. There are times when upper management forgets to engage with their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and engage with ALL employees.


  6. "banker"

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    Current Employee - Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodforest National Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits for anyone whos starting up by getting a job. very good first job to have to get ahead in a long term banking career

    Cons

    none/great benefits for anyone whos starting up by getting a job. very good first job to have to get ahead in a long term banking career


  7. "Friendly coworkers. Small bank environment"

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    Former Employee - Retail Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woodforest National Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice. We had flexible schedules and there is a potential for growth if you chose the banking industry.

    Cons

    It can be monotonous and the raises are not very significant. Also the job can be monotonous at times. Base pay is also not great.


  8. "Loved working for them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Woodforest National Bank (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    Open more than regular banks, but if you don't mind holidays its great for you!


  9. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woodforest National Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability. The company is a good place to remain if you are looking for a place to be comfortable. Good for early or late in your career.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other banks. Minimal advancement. There is a good old boys club where promotions will be given to people who are friends, family, or kiss butt.

    Advice to Management

    Do not try and make the company seem like something it is not. Its a Job to pay bills and that's it. Tell people its a great resume filler.


  10. "Client Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Woodforest National Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Location is great too.

    Cons

    Small Office but location is great

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management at this time.


  11. "Retail Banker"

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    Former Employee - Retail Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Banker in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woodforest National Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The incentive program is nice

    Cons

    -Didn't really learn anything new. Training is basically one long PowerPoint presentation,
    -Account Goals
    -you could be stuck with co workers who do absolutely nothing and get paid twice what you do based only on seniority

    Advice to Management

    better training that isn't just clicking through slides.
    - try to find a way to measure performance


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