I had a lot of fun working at (back then) Charter One Bank (Now Citizen's Bank).
I had fantastic management and while the upper management such as Regional Managers would micro manage the branch managers, as a personal banker we were generally shielded from that.
The actual compensation was not impressive but this was my first "real" job I had gone out and got on my own. The insurance was fantastic and you had great access to financial planners to help with your 401k and retirement plans.
Bonuses were paid out quarterly but were difficult to maximize, in my opinion.
The day was pretty mundane, unless you had a customer with a crisis situation or someone who just shared their life story.
They started eliminating positions within the company which shrunk the pool of management positions. This was a major turn off as I was working towards the goal of getting an assistant management position.
Overall I had a positive experience with COB, but they started micro managing all of us HARD and with lack of promotion potential, I decided to move on.
Easy hours, small but great staff, enjoyed the customers
No upward movement, unreal micro management, pay