Retail Banker I (Current Employee) – Manassas, VA – March 7, 2017
This bank Is great if you dont have much experience at anything, as all they require is a high school degree. Not easy, you will have to work at least one weekend day take at least nine hour shifts. It is also open every day of the year except Christmas so there are no holidays, though you do get time and a half on those days. The experience you get at this position I've seen catapult people into multiple different positions, including mangement in and out of the company.
Bank Teller (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 15, 2017
the management at the branch was every man for themselves. glad i left. Don't treat you fair unless you are in the in crowd. if management was better and they took the time to carefully screen the employees they would be okay. other than that the business is fine
RETAIL BANKER (Former Employee) – Virginia – September 11, 2017
don't expect much. Customers are best part of job but having all the tools to do your job to mnmgment satisfaction...another story. Most who do what they supposed to either eventually leave or get let go.
working for woodforest you are always busy. you have customers to help and if for some reason there is no customers you are suppose to be catching up on training on the computer, and if you do not have training to work on. you are out marketing.
Retail Banker II (Former Employee) – Indiana – September 4, 2017
If you are looking for an "in" for the banking industry this is a good one. I wouldn't go in to it thinking of it as a career. Unless your dream job is to work retail hours for the rest of your life. You will never have a great home/life balance working at Woodforest. That is the one thing that keeps them afloat and sets them apart, so the hours aren't going anywhere. Management only cares about numbers. Everyone is expendable. They believe they are losing people due to training, but it's a double edge sword. Branches can't train because they are short staffed, but they are short staffed due to ridiculous demands and abrupt (and a lot of times inane) policy changes. A pro is the work environment if you are in a good branch. Coworkers can make or break the environment. You can get closer to customers than you would at a traditional bank, and that can make your day better as well. It's more informal than a traditional setting which I loved. Advancement opportunities are there if management likes you. When a position opens, most of the time, upper management had already approached someone to fill it. There isn't much fairness when it comes to promotions.
Working at Woodforest is a great place if one enjoys challenges that are new each day. Seldom would there be more than a few days without new procedures or policies. For exciting times in a bank environment, Woodforest is an excellent choice.
Retail Banker II (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 1, 2017
Management just care about numbers . They hired people that want the employee to kiss there butt. Not flexible with schedule it's there way or no way. If you dont have a life this would work for you . Only one weekend off a month . Pay is horrible because you have to do everyone job . No recognition for hard work individually.
RETAIL BANKER (Former Employee) – Morrow, GA – August 31, 2017
Did not like the bank No work life schedule Management was horrible Job was very demanding was not able to be there for my family due to hours of operation and management. on days off was called to pre present at work
I would say working at Woodforest it gives you a brand new insight on things and how to work as a Personal Banker and as a teller all at once. It gives you the ability to see if you really got what it takes to be a Retail Banker.
Lead Teller (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 28, 2017
Great Job, Didnt pay much to employers. work was easy . Didnt give overtime but other then that job was a good job. Wasnt a lot of room for growth there. overall good job for kids going to college. Great healthcare.
Branch Manager (Current Employee) – OH – August 28, 2017
I have worked for the bank for over 10 years. In the beginning I loved this company!! Over the years as things have grown, and changed they now do not value there employees and we became just a replaceable number. the hardest part of the job were the high individual goals, long hours and more often than not working 7 days a week. No work life balance and unwilling to work with their employees to create a better work life balance .We were also made to know ever aspect of the bank with only online training. THe best part of the job was being able to go above our customers expectations.
job stability provided you can avoid DA, and have no life
Retail Banker (Current Employee) – Silvis, IL – August 25, 2017
Woodforest National Bank provides a great working environment with opportunity for advancement for those who seek it. However, training is ill-financed yet the amount of behaviors or actions that can result in termination are so immense that the balance between enjoying the workplace and being timid about losing your job is shifted in an unfavorable direction.