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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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5.0
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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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2.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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Easy job after you learn the perks
Personal banker (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MOAugust 17, 2018
Once you figure out how to sell the bank accounts, the job becomes easy. Sometimes, there are rude customers, but that is the case in any retail industry.
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4.0
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A great place to work for especially as a stepping stone into management and the industry.
Personal Banker (Current Employee) –  Aurora, COAugust 12, 2018
Can advance in the company very quickly. Has a lot of opportunities. Great stepping stone company if you are looking into getting into the blanking business.
Pros
Qualify for 2wks vacation after 3 months of employment
Cons
Sometimes no lunch breaks.
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A company that gets distracted
Associate (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 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.
Pros
Beautiful building
Cons
Lots of traffic
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5.0
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great job
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KS 66109August 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.
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Productive, great learning enviroment
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COAugust 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.
Pros
Incentives were great! We could earn anything from a a credit card to a bonus for District Manger
Cons
Breaks wer short 30min
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Pretty relaxed
Assistant Banking Center Manager (Current Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 1, 2018
Pretty relaxed but sometimes stressful and more high pressure. Locations are not ideal, as they are in Walmart. Training could be better to produce more well-rounded employees from the start.
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Worked like a Dog 🐕
Banking Center Manager (Former Employee) –  Commerce City, COJune 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.
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A small bank branch inside a Walmart.
Assistant Branch Manager/Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Loveland, COMay 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.
Pros
Sales bonuses & free financial services
Cons
Long hours.
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4.0
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Straight forward but challenging
Banking Center Manager (Current Employee) –  KansasMay 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.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Long hours/ no personal life.
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Awful
Assistant Banking Center Manager (Former Employee) –  Kirkwood, MOApril 26, 2018
A great stepping stone into the industry and nothing more. Just an endless game of opening and closing checking accounts. No real incentives. Run as fast as you can.
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Its a good place to work if its aTemporary Job
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  St. Joseph, MOApril 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.
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Ok
Personal Bank Teller (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 18, 2018
Good job must be able to deal with down time days go by slow hard to push accounts on people who don't need them other than that's it's a fun work experience
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Excellent caring place to work
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Blue Springs, MOFebruary 4, 2018
A typical day involves a lot of marketing out front between customers, handling transactions and learning new things daily. This is a good company to work for.
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