Fast paced, good employees, decent training program for personal bankers
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Littleton, CO – September 3, 2018
Decent benefits, paid leave and paid vacation, high turnover, fast paced, bit of a “sink or swim” environment, opportunity for advancement, some travel involved to “float” to different branches to help out.
Paid time off, conveniently located inside Walmart’s, competitive pay
High turnover, usually short staffed, tellers spread thin
Associate (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 8, 2018
The company sends good focus on core values, however, ignores the need of better management. The company displays effort to maintain good work\home balance but struggles to staff employees to cover the work load, which in turn requires not family friendly work hours. Not a bad company, just a company that gets distracted.
Personal Banker (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS 66109 – August 6, 2018
It's was a great opportunity, just not enough pay. They run on goals and commission. After taxes are taken out when you get payed for commission your check come out to be not worth all the hard effort.
Personal Banker (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – August 1, 2018
Work days can get very busy at the bank. I learned a lot while working at the bank. Learning to navigate through the system was a great experience. Laid back environment. Keeping your drawer balanced is a must. I enjoyed opening accounts.
Incentives were great! We could earn anything from a a credit card to a bonus for District Manger
Banking Center Manager (Former Employee) – Commerce City, CO – June 11, 2018
When I was promoted to branch manager I was extremely excited to get my salary until I realized I would be working more than 60 hours a week with no help from upper management, the pay is so poor that turnover leads branches to have very little staff and management feels everyone is replaceable.
Assistant Branch Manager/Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Loveland, CO – May 20, 2018
Academy Bank is a second chance bank, providing vital financial services to clients who may not be able to bank anywhere else. A typical day would usually start around 8:00AM, and would normally conclude around 7:15PM. Long hours, staggered days off, and pressure to open accounts and sell financial services were the hardest parts of being a personal banker. However, dealing with the public was the most enjoyable part of the work day. The client base was lively and always spruced things up. Plus, there is a feeling of genuine fulfillment when one helps a customer turn their negative financial situation into a positive one. Overall, the culture at the various branches was lively, friendly, and collaborative. I'm very grateful to have had this position, as it was a wonderful start into the world of providing financial services.
Banking Center Manager (Current Employee) – Kansas – May 7, 2018
Academy wants to be a household name. It takes hard work and even more determination to be successful here. The ladder is a short climb, and the turnover is high, due to pretty high sales requirements. don't let that deter you though. It is a great place to work and learn the banking industry.
Personal Banker (Former Employee) – St. Joseph, MO – April 16, 2018
When I worked there it was fine because I also was going to school. They gave the opportunity to do that. It was very competitive. It they care about was to sell, sell & sell products to customers even if they didn't need it. You had keep asking until they customer finally gave in. It wasn't about the customer it was more of making a sale no matter what. They don't care how good of an employee you are. All they care about is that you meet and exceed the goals set by the company. The pay was not the greatest. I do have to say that THE MANAGERS Were amazing! Nothing bad to say about them. The regional manager was not! if you didn't make the sale or met the goal, you were put down by the RM. The RM would make you feel inferior and unworthy instead of motivating you and giving you tips to become a better at selling products. If you made the sale you were on his good side and on his favorites' list.
Good Place to work for anyone new to banking or sales
Banking Center Manager (Former Employee) – Pueblo West, CO – February 1, 2018
Very sales driven organization. This is not a place to work for those who are not good at sales. They are very competitive and have high sales expectations. They are good at keeping things fun and fresh and give you the freedom to be creative.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – January 29, 2018
I love my coworkers and customers, but I have decided to look for other opportunities since advancement within the company is limited. Unless, you are willing to relocate. Also, I wish more training would be provided.
Can be laid back when goals are met
Schedules and shift coverage isn’t always the best