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Updated 31 December 2014
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Citizens Republic Bancorp President, CEO, and Director Cathy Nash
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  1. Great Company, happy employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very employee related, cares about employees and work/home balance

    Cons

    Was bought out by First Merit, culture shock

    Advice to Management

    None. great management

  2. Not very challenging work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Flint, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Flint, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees were generally friendly, compensation was good for the geographic area (Flint, MI), and there were fun events taking place from time to time.

    Cons

    Managers were more likely to hire their former colleagues from other banks than to promote from within, so it was somewhat discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus more on development of talented employees and providing opportunities for career development. Most of the managers I saw hired were from other banks. Most career movement in the bank seemed to be lateral.

  3. Tried to be new school, but they had too many oldschoolers running things

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Brighton, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Brighton, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    positive atmosphere, long time clients bring a homey atmosphere

    Cons

    They were very nonsales oriented until the 2000's. They tried several different systems that didn't seem to work. Upper management was just too old school.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees based on merit and how much profit they bring to the company, not on how many widgets they sell

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  5. Typical bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Banch Manager in Flint, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Banch Manager in Flint, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to have a positive affect on customers, the community and employees.

    Cons

    Unrealistic loan goals and micromanagement.

  6. Great Management, Great learning opporunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    Training, Growth opportunities, Management listens and uses your thoughts,

    Cons

    Pay, strict, busy work, All minimal cons overall great company

  7. Wish I was still there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Flint, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Flint, MI (US)

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours and good benefits

    Cons

    Pay freezes and old computers

    Advice to Management

    List to the staff - suggestions

  8. Great Work Life Balance!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Flint, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Flint, MI (US)

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great schedule and work life balance. Not a big corporation like some of the other banks so not a ton of micro management. Good amount of paid time off and treated very respectfully.

    Cons

    Incentive is not as agressive as I thought especially for how sales oriented they want us to be.

  9. It has been stressful, overwhelming and unsatisfying.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Supervisor in Ypsilanti, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Client Service Supervisor in Ypsilanti, MI (US)

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clients are friendly and the contests are enjoyable.

    Cons

    Travel for meetings an hour away is rediculous.

  10. Very Employee Friendly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jefferson, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jefferson, WI (US)

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Training process is second to none! The Trainers are also great ppl! I really love that they really do listen to their employees thoughts. When you do good things they dont go unnoticed!

    Cons

    They have cut back on raises. And made it more difficult to reach incentives. It is very hard sometimes to reach goals or complete all of your weekly sales stuff when you are only part-time. They limit their full-time employees and hire mainly part-time staff. Which is very sad considering the great things this company can do.

  11. This company treats its managers with a very condescending tone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a place to work. That is about the best thing I can say. There are some very good people who work for Citizens but management is a mess.

    Cons

    They say they want people with sales backgrounds and then have managers with zero sales experience micro-manage the sales process. No CRM program exists so they require a series of Excel wooksheets to do the job. Very in efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making people sit on the floor and speaking to them as if they were 4 years old. Whoever came up with that idea needs to go. It does nothing but make people feel disrespected and breeds resentment. The message is lost because everyone is thinking, "Why are we sitting on the floor?" If you want people to behave professionally treat them professionally.

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