Typical Teller duties and occasionally supervisor duty. Co workers are great but like every other work place, there are difference. Sometimes a bit stressful for a full time student and a full time teller.
Full time summer floater teller (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 21, 2016
The company is very small. They push sales and hassle you to open accounts. There ant a lot of customers that come all the time so branch manager will have you standing outside hassling innocent people walking the side walks to open accounts.
A regular working day starts with the morning meeting with the setting goals for every one at the office, mostly sales goals, or service improvement goals. I personally had no trouble of working and meeting my goals.
Customer Care (Former Employee) – Maryland, MD – October 6, 2015
A very disorganized bank. Management is so bad. Instead of letting you know what you have done wrong, they talk behind you and when they see you, they look at you and make you feel worthless. They don't even know what the are doing. Especially in their back offices Good management lets you know what needs to be corrected but they are always talking about people behind their back. The team lead is talking about the supervisor, and the supervisor's boss. The worst place to work. If you need to schedule a PTO, it has to be 30days in advance?? Really?
Client Service Representative (Former Employee) – Olney, MD – October 25, 2015
small office but you get a chance to get to know everyone you work with. My supervisor was nice and made sure that he made the atmosphere was a fun place to work. Everyone is willing to assist you if you have a question.
I learned a great deal about banking from my co-workers at Sandy Spring Bank. The upper management is excellent, and interacts well with employees. The hardest part of the job was the ebb and flow of the workload - incredibly busy at the beginning of the month, and not so busy other times. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with co-workers.
An hour lunch break, traditional work hours - 8 to 5, very intelligent people to learn from, lived very close to work, they were very involved in the communities
The dress code was changed recently to Business dress, I worked in the basement with no windows
Teller (Former Employee) – Clarksville, MD – February 4, 2015
Good overall company, day to day work is what you would expect from a teller. However specific to my location there was very high turnover rate.Tellers at the time started with 5 and be the end of a year only 1 of the original 5 was left. Branch manager also changed. Personal banker had changed and teller supervisor was on the way out the door as well.
Systems Administrator and Analyst (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – April 15, 2013
A typical day at work involved assisting both internal and external clients and supporting the Treasury Services Support team. While here I honed my Excel, Access, and Word skills. My direct manager was always supportive and created two positions to allow me to advance. I was always the "go-to" guy to answer questions about all the systems and products associated with the department. The hardest part of the job was keeping myself interested in the day-to-day operations, as I prefer to be constantly active and my position didn't provide a challenge. The most enjoyable part of my time at Sandy Spring Bank was all the different people I worked with on various inter-departmental projects.
Personal Banker (Former Employee) – Sandy Spring, MD – January 3, 2013
Hours were decent, I learned that a small company is like a family and communicates well. Management was easily accessible and open to change. Hardest part of my job was being in a branch with older clients and no new business. I enjoyed working with the company and being able to get answers quickly.
Process transactions such as deposits and withdraws for clients, as well as other transactions. Learned to balance my cash drawer, a coin counting machine, and a money dispencer. Management was often rude and only critisized work performance, but coworkers were nice to work with.
On a typical day, I worked on Excel spreadsheets, among other things, and interacted with my immediate co-workers as well as people in other departments. I learned a lot about planning and budgeting in a bank setting. My co-workers were very positive and helpful.
Sandy Spring Bank wants them to be your life. When they change something wether it fits into your life or not you are expected to chnage. They do not stand behind their employees and one of their values is to always do the right thing but they don't.
A typical day at work was systematic and it wasn't difficult to complete day-to-day tasks. I learned how to run a branch and build up a team. The branch had a good balance between the clients and employees; everyone got along.
My typical day at work included opening up the branch by 8:30 am. I would then get prepared for the day by checking to make sure there was no one there and taking out my cash drawer. I would also stock the supplies. I opened up the doors to the public by 9:00am. I loved working their because I got to meet so many different types of people. I would make conversation with them and also process their transactions. Some time the conversations would lead to referrals that made extra money for me. I also was responsible for counting currency and verifying the negotiables which are various form of money inclusing travelers cheques, cashiers checks and money orders. At 3:00 two of us would blance the vault verifying all the money was there. At the end of the day we would lock the door at 3:30pm and start counting down and balancing our drawers. The best thing about working there was my team. We got along well and when I left they threw a party for me! It was a nice family atmosphere.