VICE PRESIDENT (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 1, 2017
I was ready to go back to the investment side of the business as this is my strength - not as a relationship manager. Enjoy the sales part of the investment business - but not to do it all the time - just a third of the time.
Most enjoyable part of the job is helping clients. The hardest part of the job not having suficient technology to support the load of work. Good workkplace culture. Not good Department Maagement. I have learned to be resourceful.
A typical day consisted of ensuring proper policies and procedures were being followed by the staff Coaching staff Cross training employees Customer Service and Sales Handeling customer concerns as well as employee concerns
Free Checking Account, discount for Safe Deposit Box
Vice President Commercial Lending/Sales Executive (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 22, 2017
Overall friendly banking environment. However management is weak. Not much on training in my experience. Processes can be disjointed and contradictory. On Commercial Lending front not a real handle on pricing for profitability. Pricing is done on a whim.
Some Really Good People amd some pretty manipulative managers
Teller (Former Employee) – Nutley, NJ – August 14, 2017
The friendly enviroment makes you feel confident about your potential helping you to grow. Everyone works together and the day goes fast and smootlhy. All benefits are ofered: medical, vision, 401k. Strong management, still friendly and plesant
Health insurance benefits, day off during the week if you work Saturdays
Management does not care about its employees. If you are contacted by the bank for any position, even in the corporate office, run, do not walk, away from this opportunity. The number of lay-offs they do per year is sickening.
Technology (Former Employee) – Wayne, NJ – July 20, 2017
The old CIO got canned and another Ah##e was hired but as a executive management. He is all hot air and can sell you a bridge, company is spending $40 millions on new software and pc. So they went and hire around 25 extra people and all went well until the hammer felt. **LAYOFF** new people that were just hired needed to go, not employees that were there for years and knew the systems. Management lies thru their theeth and should be the first to be kicked out and stop ruining families. DO NOT ever work there..
Personal Banker/Teller (Former Employee) – Hillsdale, NJ – July 19, 2017
The office itself was a great working environment. Everyone was welcoming and helpful. The company itself was not a good career choice for me. They did not offer a lot when it came to bonuses/raises. You work your hardest and there wasn't much reward for it.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Wayne, NJ – July 5, 2017
Company good only for the young and older individuals. No chance for advancement, Management inept and mid management overall ok. This company has terrible work culture. Almost on the border of unethical. Your effort unappreciated.
A great company to work for with great benefits and educational opportunities
Head Teller/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Union City, NJ – June 28, 2017
Valley promotes education. As part of the employee benefit package, Valley offers banking courses through CFT ( Center for Financial Training). Valley would pay 100% course fee for each course if a grade of B or higher is achieved.
Assistant Vice President - Branch Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Westfield, NJ – June 27, 2017
The beginning of the day would start with going over the overdraft report and going through which ones would be approved or declined and make any necessary calls referencing those decisions. I would then huddle with my team before the start of the day to discuss what the day looked like and discuss different topics on strategies in helping our clients succeed financially but also create comfort with product knowledge and using high impact questions to generate conversations. I then would start implementing my sales plan on the appointments I had for the day and any sales calls I needed to make. I would leave the office mid morning and usually spend a couple of hours int he field visiting clients in my book and ensuring that they are all satisfied while looking to cross sell and also acquire new business. I would then go back to the branch, recap my sales day while starting to inspect all is well on the operations and service side which I would usually discuss with my assistant branch manager and lead teller. The end of the day would consist of responding to emails and phone calls. I grew strong in this position in regards to drumming up more business. The hardest part of this job was getting involved in the community without much of a budget to do so, found creative ways to network with those business professionals in the area by starting my own group, monthly mixers, chamber events and even using my existing client base as possible centers of influence