A typical day started at 7:30 and ended between 5:30 -6. I learned if you make work your life it is a detriment to sustaining any relationship. Management was very demanding. The work place culture was results driven. The long hours were the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help customers.
Small banks allow to form relationships with your customers
CLO (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 25, 2017
Signature is a good place to work and depending on the department you are in there is room for growth. However mgmt can be difficult to get along with. Favoritism is blatant which is unfair to everyone else
Cash Management Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 23, 2017
If you love doing the work of five people while getting paid for the work of one then this is for you. After ten plus years and numerous discussions with management nothing changed except more work dumped on you. When my resignation papers were giving they begged me to stay for a few months because things will get better. No counter offer was given. No incentive to stay just "how could you do this to us". No more blood, sweat, and tears for a company that does care about you. Especially when you tell them the stress is affecting your health then their mouths go silent. Good luck to those who choose to stay with them.
Client Service Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 3, 2017
Signature Bank is a great place if you want to get away from retail banking. It primarily deals with private clients. They provide on average 2 weeks paid vacation, paid sick days, and paid personal days.
Teller/Private Banker (Current Employee) – Manhattan, NY – August 2, 2017
Fun place to work but no room for advancement. Assisting Private Clients by providing extraordinary financial transactions such as withdrawals, cashing out checks making deposit. Conducting balancing of the vault and completing CTR forms for the government.
Vice President (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 16, 2017
One year was enough. Very old school philosophy of management style. Performance not based on what you know or how well you perform instead it is based on who you know. People do not work well with each other and seek to minimize new comers. Not a welcoming environment at all.
Funds Transfer Operations Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 29, 2017
I will not recommend this bank if you are currently suffering from health problems. They do not seem to care about your health. The medical plan are very expensive as well. But overall, the bank emits a very old and monotonous environment. Managers lack tremendously managerial skills - some of them are not professional and favorites employees which is not appropriate.
lack of managerial skills, old and monotonous work enviroment.
Legal Servings Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 24, 2017
Throughout the day, I am working extremely fast to complete the required tasks but the work life balance is unacceptable and unfair. They recently added another employee but cut the overtime hours which makes it impossible to complete the tasks. The manager is not helpful and constantly criticizes people's work which I think is not professional. The manager is not flexible if someone needs to leave early for the day for a doctors appointment. I would not recommend this job to anyone.
Good co-workers, some luncheons
Constanly criticized, very strict about clocking in and clocking out
Deposit Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Windsor, CO – April 20, 2017
I started as a new account representative and worked my way up to a Deposit Operations manager. I got to work with clients with there daily banking needs, open new account and eventually had employees under me. We had a wonderful group of people to work with and the clients were fun to work with. I balanced reports daily, preformed audits and employee reviews. Some of the management was a little washy and would not want do handle issues but we always worked through it. It was a great position and I enjoyed it. The bank failed in 2011, a different bank bought the bank and due to this I was let go. If this had not happened I would still be there.
Sr. Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – April 11, 2017
It was a great learning experience. Looking for similar Business Analyst openings in the field of finance(Mortgage & Loans). Love to take up challenging opportunities which help in enhancing my skills.
Officer & Senior Client Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 22, 2017
They need to update their systems and procedures. They have no real value in their employees. Because each private banking group operates as its own business there is alot od stealing accounts from eachother.
Involved in all phases of the project including requirement gathering, system analysis, system design,
Application Developer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 4, 2016
Reporting Application Project:
Signature Bank is a commercial bank that serves the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners, and senior managers. This project was to develop advanced internal reporting system which supports the work of compliance analysts and relevant different teams. The system delivers accurate financial and regulatory reports to analysts and allows initiating and following up investigations of potentially suspicious activities.
President (Former Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – February 1, 2016
Signature was a start up community bank. As CEO & President, I was responsible for organizing, raising capital, creating a board of directors, hiring staff and implementing opening of the bank. Signature Bank has since been sold two times.