Pros: family atmosphere, vacation days
Cons: no career advancement, horrble healthcare benefits
I worked for Valley National Bank for 4 years. I started off as a part time teller and then my last year I worked full time. Overall I guess I could say that this was an okay job, at best. Typical day would include opening the branch, running the morning reports, and taking a few customers. Throughout the day, I would handle transactions such as, cashing checks, deposits, selling cashier checks, etc. Because Valley is a community bank, they really didn't push sales, like other big banks do.
Also, there was a really high turn over rate. Honestly, I think It was because management does not value employees. They figure, they can just replace anyone. They basically pushed people out the door with their ridiculous expectations. They never recognized their good employees. After four years, I decided it was time to think about growing with the company and they totally denied me. Despite the fact that I was a hard worker and was loyal with a college degree. I guess they expected me to be a teller forever. I left soon after that. Later on, I heard that my old manager had mentioned me in one of the regional meetings they had, stating that " she lost one of her best employees". Too bad I had to leave for her to notice.
Overall, I would recommend Valley if you need a place to get experience. After a year, I would suggest moving on to something better.