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Uncertain Vision

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Former Employee - Vice President
Former Employee - Vice President

I worked at Bank of the West full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great benefits, especially health coverage

Cons

Either management lacks a vision for the bank or they have failed to share it with employees. Because of that, it feels as though management changes courses every few months. There's also a lot of mediocre managers left over from mergers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick you path and communicate long term vision to employees. When you eliminate positions, ask the affected employees that want to stay with the company to deliver updated resumes and try to find them a position within the bank - you loose good, adaptable people because you don't find out what they are capable of doing for you.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Tons of manual work

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Monterey Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Monterey Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely relaxed atmosphere, ease of taking time off

    Cons

    lots of manual processing, IT systems are terrible and if sufficient most employees do not take advantage of using them, incompetent employees who have worked in the same department for 20+ years, very unprofessional and lazy, does not like to promote from within, great and efficient workers only get more work and are assigned to train everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed the people who are not cutting it; who cares about their seniority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Bank of the West full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable bank. Always work. Upper Management always involved.

    Cons

    Would make 40 hours in six days. (would rather make those 40 hours in 5 days and have 2 days off). Sales goals were a toll sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the expectations for sales goals. In this economy customers don't want to get additional products than what they have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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