Pros: lenient on clock ins, understanding of family issues, free food quite often, potlucks.
Cons: senior management, culture, technology, juvenile personalities.
Truly, I do not enjoy my employment at Five Star Bank and that is my own opinion. However, it's a job and it's close by. The culture of the bank is constantly changing and everyday you will hear various – more... rumors churning out of the mill that will leave you fearing for your job. Everyone gossips somewhere in the organization and depending on where you work, there are larger groups of cliches. If you don't fit in or aren't liked, you aren't going to have good time and will more than likely be bullied in some form. So if you do happen to work here, constantly be positive and outgoing to fit in. You'll do fine. However, I still do hear a lot of talk about employees behind their backs when they were not present. Not very friendly. In all fairness, though, they try to be good by celebrating birthdays and having potlucks.
The benefits are minimal at best and the perks of working there are slowly dwindling as they figure out how to max out their own profits. Senior management will constantly ignore the quips of employees wanting raises or better benefits and counter by releasing statements about the investments already made into each employee.
The back office politics are completely annoying and on high school level at best. You will be expected to do way more work than what you are paid for and even then, you probably aren't doing enough. Don't think for a moment you aren't replaceable, because everyone there is. It's not a good environment to work in. – less