Teller II, LaPorte, IN - March 23, 2015
The positives of working for The LaPorte Savings Bank include the benefits which are mediocre and the paid holiday time. However, the negatives far outweigh these. Although the benefits are decent, the pay raises are ridiculous. After being part time for an hour you receive a dollar raise but if you go full time, they only raise your hourly salary by .10-.20 cents. Advancement with this company is slow. Everyone who received a promotion during the year and a half I worked here had been with the company at least 10 years and unfortunately the pay raise was insignificant even in this case. I don't know how people live on this salary. They would rather promote lazy employees with poor work ethic because they don't have to train them then promote hard workers who have drive and an education. The management here I believe is the biggest downfall. My manager could not beat themselves out of a paper bag let alone manage a bank. They worked at a turtle's pace, made mistakes, and let employees walk all over them. There were several occasions where customers were out of line speaking to the tellers and the manager told us we had to basically put up with it. There were several issues with a particular employee who caused issues for the entire team by showing up late, not showing up at all, and reading while there was a line of customers. This employee was never confronted about this even though I personally shared my feelings with how she impacted the mood of the office. Several others spoke up too but nothing was done. There is a lot of dead weight in this place, plenty of employees that like to sit around and goof off instead of hustle and get the job done. This was a good position to enter the workforce because it taught me what I didn't want to put up with in regards to future positions. I was very happy to leave this place.