Pros: You can dress up, just not unprofessionally
Cons: Horrible management with no management skills, sales-driven performance evaluation, customer-service based
A typical day of work as a teller/banker would start off with management giving you a pow-wow about how much sales we need to ensure that our branch is not at the bottom of the district. The unfortunate part is that the majority of the management is not even good with sales, when they do obtain a "sales addict" to come and "train" you, you're whipped around like a dog until you finally realize the job isn't as great as it appears. Yes, you get an "office" job where you can dress up to the 10, not have to worry about breaking your back doing any heavy labor work. However, your job performance is solely based on how your customers perceive you. If you had a bad transaction, let's say a customer had his money taken out by X company that he did not authorize... and you're the one he's complaining to and you can't credit his account right away, then there goes any chances of you being able to get a good review. The other downside of this job, is having to deal with your district manager's constant demands to be the "top district." Again, from a district manager's standpoint, the higher you're on the totem pole, the less you care and consider about how the economy is affecting the lending department. Basically, that's unfortunate that you if you work in a bad part of town and the majority of your demographics can't even get qualified for a credit card, let alone a home loan... or talk about INVESTMENTS. HAHA, it's a joke. You're going to be so busy multi-tasking between playing receptionist, teller, psychiatrist and personal servant that you won't even remember what the interest rate is for an equity loan. Just save yourself a whole lot of trouble and find a different field to work in. One that can appreciate you -wanting- to help people out and not just be perceived as loan sharks wanting every dime and penny the customers earn.