Teller (Former Employee) – Monroe, CT – January 17, 2019
The pay is just okay. The schedule is great if you’re working at a traditional branch. There’s always a class you can take or an online course. My manager was wonderful. If I ever have children, I will definitely try to get back into the banking industry just for the schedule and all the PTO they give you right when you start.. they start you with 3 weeks pto..
Banker (Former Employee) – Simsbury, CT – January 2, 2019
My favorite aspect of People's was the staff. This naturally varies branch to branch but I had a positive experience with my managers and co-workers. At the heart of the job is sales and they do a good job at preparing you to engage with customers. Some goals are stretches, especially given so many variables that can really add unneeded stress. Either you're comfortable with sales or you're not. If you are and that's what you enjoy, the opportunity and growth is amazing. If that's not up your ally then look elsewhere.
Flexible hours, Strong coaching, Opportunity for movement
Working every other weekend, Hard to get time off at times
Banker III (Former Employee) – Vermont – January 3, 2019
When I started this job I absolutely loved it. I loved the people I worked with and helping customers. But it has become a selling game on how many credit cards you can push down peoples' throats. For those who like selling it is a great job and you can get bonuses for it. However, make sure you are good at it because if you are not hitting your goals managers are constantly on you and it is stressful.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – December 13, 2018
My co-workers were the best thing about this job. Vermont is a very socialistic state, and $14 per hour can't hope to pay rent, car payments and grocery bills . . . It is so expensive to live there and so i had to leave because I couldn't pay for basic necessities that were easy to pay for in the other States in which I have lived.
Co-workers - wonderful people just drudging it out
HR (Current Employee) – Burlington, VT – November 28, 2018
The company values their employees and this is demonstrated through development opportunities as well as incentives for performance. Management is approachable and works with employees to meet professional goals. Collaboration between lines of business allows employees to succeed together, one of our guiding principles. The company as a whole is committed to giving back to our communities and employees are encouraged to volunteer locally. Overall, People's United Bank is a great place to work!
Back Office - Retail Banking (Current Employee) – New England – September 20, 2018
People's United Bank is a fine company to work for, but the technology is dated and career advancement options tend to be a bit limited and slow to come to come around (depending on your division). The culture is definitely positive, with a consultative sales approach in retail banking, and they have recently started to embrace the idea of coaching versus a traditional and strict 'command and control' Overall, worth taking a look as a future employer.
Sales and Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Long Island, NY – October 5, 2018
People's United Bank is a unique financial institution that offers employees the option of working in a traditional 'brick and mortar' building with guaranteed Sundays off, or the more flexible 7 day a week Stop and Shop locations. The traditional branch are great for people who need Sundays off and enjoy working earlier in the day. The Stop and Shop locations are full service branches that generally offer faster career development and days off during the week as well as rotating weekends. I have had a great experience working for People's United Bank and have received much support from Senior Officers who take the time to know the name of their employees. The goals are tiered and achievable.
Quick Advancement, and Great Reward and Incentive Program
Securities and Income Processing Specialist (Current Employee) – Williston, VT – September 4, 2018
Work can move between overly stressful and fast paced to mundane and slow over the course of the month, week, or even individual work day. Would not recommend for individuals who have a tough time dealing with stress.
Management is relatively easy to work for and approach on most issues albeit slightly out of touch with worker morale on a day to day basis.
Benefits and job security are the main reasons to stick around as both factors are enough incentive to weather the stress storm if high paced work is something you handle well
Wonderful company to work for in regards to managment and job culture.
Financial Service Associate (Former Employee) – Westport, CT – August 30, 2018
I loved working for People's United Bank when it was just People's Bank. Excellent customer service and wonderful opportunities for growth. The only thing I struggled with was the job work/life balance. The bank later on expanded and started to become bigger and that is when things started to slow down in regards to customer services, and pay.
Financial Servies Professional (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – August 22, 2018
Earlier in my career as an individual contributor I developed strengths in sales and relationship management as a financial advisor. When promoted to management, I gained expertise with operations, budgeting, strategy formulation, finance, human resource management, product management, and project management. All these experiences have been foundational to all of my career efforts.
I always had a great boss for 14 years, but not the last year.
Leader Sorter and Operator (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – November 5, 2018
Supervision of sorter room operations; execution of computer programs; operation of check sort equipment; sorting; packaging and courier services for cleared checks; distribution of sorted material as necessary for Business and Personal accounts.
Financial Service Associate (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – October 18, 2018
This is by far a great bank to work for when you are starting out your banking career. The training is A1 and they definitely get you prepared before sending you to the branch. The only thing I can say needs improvement is the pay.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Stowe, VT – August 1, 2018
Problem solving , people relations, cash handling, sales, fun place to work. Meet all kinds of people. I learned people skills, problem solving, cash management, finding needs. The sales for different products and telemarketing were the hardest part. Management was was very good. The most enjoyable was fulling customers needs
Banker I (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – July 23, 2018
Having a good team makes all the difference as in any job. Upper management seems to create an unmotivated work environment. Although there is opportunity to grow, there is a thought of whether or not it is worth it due to lack of compensation among competing banks and receiving all the blame with no kind of realistic help
Customer service (Current Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – September 20, 2018
I work with a great team. We are constantly working in fast pace manner. But support each other which makes work fun and pleasant. Management is very considerate of our personal lives and helps with accommodating for shift alterations or days off.
Residential Investor Delivery Team Leader (Former Employee) – Brattleboro, VT – August 27, 2018
Great place to work. Opportunities for advancement. An overall good working environment. There is continuous training and opportunities to enhance you ability. Great benefits...retirement, health care, flexible PTO, etc.
The coworkers I had at People’s were by far the best thing about this company. The team attitude this company has is great. We were always doing lunch’s and pot lucks. The PTO was great. The dental and vision were great. The 401(k), IRA, FSA/HSA matching were all great. However the cost of the health insurance benefits was ridiculously high. $100 for a single person, who didn’t smoke, bi-weekly. Getting paid bi-weekly also sucked. The pay was ok for a single College kid, but not survivable for Vermont beyond that. Training was spotty, inconsistent, and unreliable. Management was new to the bank and department which added additional challenges. Overall I would recommend it for anyone just starting out but not for people with families. Maybe for upper management it’s worth it.
Great co workers, Great atmosphere, Team work, Great matching, Fast paced
Stressful, Disconnected management, Expensive health insurance benefits, Unlivable wages, Bi weekly pay