Don't Even Think That It is The Best Place to Work
Branch Manager - AVP (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – March 21, 2019
First Community Bank would tout that they were the best bank to work for in Sonoma County in their advertisements for employment. NOT! I was hired on as a manager for an in-store de novo branch in Milpitas inside Safeway on Calaveras Blvd. It all seemed fine until no one heard of First Community Bank. Moreover, whoever the jackwad was who did the demographic study, screwed up. It was stated by my manager that there are more millionaires in Milpitas than Marin County. What an idiot.
It was a hard sell, at First Community Bank, particularly since there was no competitive advantage. No marketing, no advertising budget and it was an uphill battle. Meantime, many miles closer to hq in Santa Rosa, the branch in Marin county has a money market rate much higher than any bank around. So, I ask my manager, "where is our promo rate for the money market?" "It will happen later" was the response. Three months, six months, nine months later, NO PROMO RATE!
Okay, so by this time the writing is on the wall. It's a total bank failure and for me it's hasta la bye-bye. Next time, do a better job at your demographic study.
So, now it's called Poppy Bank. What are they smoking, heroin?