From a retail perspective, what you see is what you get. If you are at all an independent thinker, or have any desire to innovate the world around you (or maximize your own personal sales commission) do yourself a favor and work in another industry entirely. The turnover for retail banking is 6 months on average and for good reason. If you are a student fresh out of school, please consider waiting for another opportunity. This place has almost sucked the life out of me and it's not their fault, it's mine. This industry is for people who cannot create for themselves, enjoy following corporate structure and likely will always be somebody's workhorse without fair compensation.
Chance to meet prospective employers, clients, general financial knowledge
Micromanagement, most days are cold calls, zero diversity, under extreme scrutiny for time clock, underpaid even if you're the number one seller