Work Hard, Play Hard... The Lending and underwriting department is the best I have worked with and the branch atmosphere is fun and aggressive to reach and advance in sales with great bonus structures.
Responsible for promoting bank to prospective high net worth clients and manage $75 million in assets. Also called companies that were clients to introduce 401K products. Used outside contract research firms and advisory capacity. The bank fell into trouble during the 2008 meltdown they had built a brick and mortar building in Palm Beach Gardens and with too many bad commercial loans and change in management
Liked manager who retired
Bankk had to many commercial loans then 2008 happened and they had difficulties
Manager was underhanded and provided a hostile atmosphere
Sr Client Advisor (Former Employee) – Florida – June 11, 2018
Worked for the company for a short times, was very excited after training but, soon learned that in my office it was very close minded, clique that loved to say this is bank procedure/policy to customers instead of trying to find a solution to the customers problem.
When I had a problem with my manager and knew it was something that I could not handle on my own I contacted HR for direction. They said I should not have to work under those conditions and I did the right thing by calling them. I was confident they would investigate my situation but, nothing was done and they did not even follow up.
I am not a disgruntled employee I truly wanted to protect the bank from a very bad situation that could become a huge liability to them.
The client base was wonderful and they are very loyal to Seacoast.
I was hired for one position with a clear job description and was not trained beyond the 3 days training that everyone goes thru.
Being in bank management for many years I saw a lot auditing issues, because I wanted to know the right way to do things I asked questions, answer was always this is how we have always done it. I I did my best to bring my experience to the office but, was labeled. my advice would be to find out more about who you are working with (management )this person is a huge liability because of their banking background . I was targeted, it became a hostile environment and HR did nothing to protect me. I was warned but, did not listen Nothing like I have every experienced before....over 30 years in banking to be treated so badlymore... do your homework.less
Human Resource Assistant (Former Employee) – Stuart, FL – May 10, 2018
I was the receptionist for the Human Resource Department and handled in coming new hire paperwork. Everyone was very friendly at the bank. The company was very good about hiring within. I answered any questions regarding their employment.
Client Advisor/ Teller (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – April 8, 2018
There was lack of Supervision at this location, No Manager. I feel I did not get an opportunity to learn everything I needed to know about my job responsibilities. Classroom lasted only 3 days then back to branch.
AVP, Banking Center Manager (Current Employee) – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – March 13, 2018
The atmosphere is fun but there is not continuity between branch operations. The training is not there, there is no clear cut procedure to follow when it comes to audit practices. It is slowly becoming a big bank and losing it's community culture.
When I started we were so focused on how to get and keep a customer, by the time I left it was more about how much money do they have and how many products can we get them to have and use. I liked the company when we were customer focused and not sales driven.
Executive Assistant to Human Resource Director (Former Employee) – Stuart, FL – January 25, 2018
I started out as Executive Assistant to CIO, which she left the bank. I was moved to work as receptionist but a job came up as Executive Assistant to the County President. I partnered with him for 3 years and did all administrative work as well as Consumer loans. A lot of month end reports, board meetings and luncheons to arrange. Very busy office. The culture was stressful and well as upper management communication was not being funneled down to middle management at that time. The Bank was going through cultural changes to be brought up to digital upgrades with a new way of banking. At that time they went thru layoffs and my President and I were among the many that were let go. Two weeks later I was hired back for a year as a contractor in HR at which time I left and they kept calling me back for different assignments.
I was with Seacoast for 8 years and really made a lot of friends there. The Bank is doing well today with the new upgrades and new culture.
Branch Specialist (Former Employee) – Florida – November 26, 2017
This is a job in the banking industry. Simply got tired of the harassment and racism. Had to part ways. It was a family type atmosphere until new people started coming in. I was always being approached for what I said how I said it but when another worker would do the same thing nothing would be said to them.
I have never worked for a better group of people. The workplace culture was very demanding and they expected you to get your work done on time. The hardest part of the position was telling realtors, buyers that their was a problem getting the loan closed. The best part of the job was when everything went according to plan and the loan closed on time. A typical day at work was gathering all the docs from the borrower. Making sure the application and credit report match and they didn't leave anything off the application. Which could make a big difference in their ratio.Once everything is in the computer system rerun DU or LP. I have learned that you never tell anyone they are approved before the U/W has signed off with the approval.
First, the manager were not helpful, as they said they would be. They make you work 9+ hours with only ONE 30 min lunch, no breaks. They have criminals working there. They always rush us to rush the customers off the phone as well as lie to them (This is the Telephone Banking Center)