Bank of the West
2.9 of 5 166 reviews
www.bankofthewest.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Uncertain Vision

Vice President (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits, especially health coverage

ConsEither 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 Senior ManagementPick 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tons of manual work

Analyst (Current Employee)
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… Advice to Senior Management: Shed the people who are not cutting it; who cares… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Assistant Customer Service Manager (Current Employee)
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… Advice to Senior Management: Lower the expectations for sales goals. In this economy customers… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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