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Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, COMarch 25, 2019
not much training provided, loved the customers, lack of communication with management, culture lacked in working as a team, I learned to work with all cultures of customers and assisting in there needs
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Good place to work.
Instore Retail Banking Personal Banker 1 (Former Employee) –  Blue Springs, MOMarch 19, 2019
Great benefits and pay. Great people to work with. Fun and friendly environment. Very fast paced. Awesome people to work with every day and talk with daily.
Pros
All good
Cons
None
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A Great Opportunity
Manager (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 18, 2019
Opportunities abound at Academy Bank, especially the banking centers. It is a small Company, by comparison to other banks, so the normal every day challenges of work can be considered more challenging. You may have to wear many hats, take initiative, and be a strong problem solver. But unlike a large corporation, you will not be just a number. The leadership sincerely cares about the culture and making Academy Bank a great place to work. It truly has been my favorite job.
Pros
Great people, lots of positive changes being made
Cons
Because it's a smaller bank, you must value the great work environment and benefits over high pay
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Personal banker/ manger in training
Banker (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, COMarch 6, 2019
I would recommend staying way, I’ll be great start if you want to start as a teller, but again they give poor salaries, got toss around to offer me leas what I’m making currently... would reconsider as Well some
Of the banks are inside wallmart
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Pressured Sales
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Belton, MOMarch 4, 2019
The commission was pretty decent but the hours were horrible, Hardly felt appreciated if you were not getting any DDA. They do not really care about their employees.
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Decent
Personal Banker II (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSFebruary 26, 2019
This job is for people to have a boost in banking as a career. It is also for people to have a decent amount of pay for those in school in my opinion.
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it was ok
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Bonner Springs, KSFebruary 21, 2019
a poor place to work. poor staff

management unfriendly and very rude

great place to start in banking tho
high turn over rate

sometime no breaks.
lots of computer glitches AND DAMAGE DONE TO ACCOUNTS
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Personal Banker/ Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COFebruary 18, 2019
Academy bank is a great place to start off in the banking industry. Learn the basics of banking. Descent benefits slightly market for pay. Does have plenty of flexibility
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Personal Banker II (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, COFebruary 7, 2019
The position with this institution was stressful and a lot of the the time you did a job that was not yours and didn’t get compensated for. Managers did not know how to manage, the turn over rate was extremely high, everything was just a mess and very unstructured.
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Working inside a retail store was quite busy and loud. Got a lot of non customers currently asking for things plus rude if you dont get them what they
Personal Banker II (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, COJanuary 23, 2019
Not enough staff would work. At times there would be only 2 employees working, no one to cover lunch breaks or breaks. Would work 12 hr shifts & no days off. Upper management does not care
Pros
Working with co workers is fun and great interaction with customers. They become friends.
Cons
Poor upper management. They dont care for you at all.
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Slow paced
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Parker, COJanuary 7, 2019
Slow paced with stressful sales target. Some managers have poor management. Sometimes you have to run to cover other branches without prior notice (even 2 branches a day.
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Sales Sales Sales and High Turn Over
operational and executive management team (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, CODecember 23, 2018
If you are working at an instore location be prepared to do lots of sales. The sales are fun and the banks products are awesome however the turn over is so high due to very little pay for bankers that branches struggle to hit their goals. The bank does not track their incentive payouts well for bankers and therefore you don't know exactly what you're getting paid for so you will need to track it yourself although they will not let you dispute your incentives.

There are long lines in the busier WalMart locations so it is extremely stressful having customers complain and look at you while you are doing the best job you can to get through the lines. The bank is implementing new technologies however the employees take the hit. Managers have no work life balance and are expected to work loads of hours all week and be on your feet for about eleven hours per day for a few days and then work Saturdays as well. Many in stores are supposed to have two managers but a lot of the stores only have one or the other which puts a huge burden on that one individual to ensure the branch hits its sales goals.

Bankers and managers have been caught working at the locations all by themselves to handle long lines and opening accounts all at the same time and expected to deliver a good client experience. We had a cash recycler at our store and I worked a Saturday all by myself. That means you don't get to use the restroom and feel comfortable about walking away from the store for a few minutes, nothing to eat, no breaks.
Pros
great products for customers
Cons
difficult culture due to high turn over, treated like a number
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Productive and gain experience
Personal Banker (Current Employee) –  Yuma, AZDecember 13, 2018
I really enjoyed working for the company because I gain a-lot of experience and knowledge fairly quick.
All employés understood our daily responsibilities and our work days wend smoothly.
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Upper management is not good, leading to stressful scenarios.
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Monument, CODecember 12, 2018
The upper management at Academy Bank is very detached from what goes on at their stores. They set quotas that are unobtainable, and proceed to chastise the store managers for not being able to meet said goals. Unless the management has changed, I do not recommend working for this company. The pay is also lower than most other banks.
Pros
Free Account upon hire.
Cons
Terrible upper management, unobtainable account goals, low pay compared to other banks.
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Great Place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, CONovember 12, 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and the team I worked with and helping people. Learned new things everyday. Great benefits and opportunities.
Pros
None
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None
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Honestly the worst job ever
Banking Center Manager (Former Employee) –  Sterling, COOctober 26, 2018
Never had I had such a bad experience with an employer as this one. They seriously must be paying people on Facebook to talk good about them. Just the fact Facebook don't have a review section tells you a whole lot! They didn't pick that option to be on their page for a reason!
Pros
There really arent any
Cons
Too many to list here. Upper Management was a joke!
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horrible management
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COSeptember 17, 2018
what i have learned was to never work for such a company ever again!!! They have taught me what a horrible company looks like. Not family orientated at all.
Pros
learned alot from being part of management
Cons
management
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Relax work place
Bank Teller (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COSeptember 8, 2018
work days were easy, a lot of standing.
have to be patient with customers.
cash handling was simple.
stay aware of fake checks and things like that.
good workplace and employees.
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Fast paced, good employees, decent training program for personal bankers
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Littleton, COSeptember 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.
Pros
Paid time off, conveniently located inside Walmart’s, competitive pay
Cons
High turnover, usually short staffed, tellers spread thin
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Its pretty chill.
Bank Teller (Former Employee) –  Liberty, MOAugust 20, 2018
It's a nice place to earn experience and get your foot in the door for banking, competitive pay, great work environment, you'll love the benefits they have to offer.
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