Banker I (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – November 21, 2018
Sunflower Bank is a good jumping-off point if a person is looking to get experience in banking. Unfortunately, you won't be paid much above minimum wage. Management expects you to work six days a week at or below 40 hours per week. Most employees don't work at Sunflower for very long and generally leave when they have enough experience to get a similar position at a higher pay-rate for a competitor.
The company culture was in-flux during my tenure. They were going through a merger with a bank based out of Texas and New Mexico and struggled to identify what the culture was going to look like.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – November 12, 2018
This bank was by far the worst job, no training was provided, the employees were rude and dishonest, cut throat, and manager was new and not able to cope, she was abusive and drank alcoholic beverages at work
Loan Officer (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – November 7, 2018
This is by far the worst place I have ever worked. Upper management has their favorites and treats them like gods. If you are not part of the inner circle or don't kiss their backside, than you had better watch your back. Management is vindictive and takes great joy in firing people for no apparent reason. Management only cares about themselves and their chosen ones.
They hire friends of their inner circle and put them in positions way over their heads. Then when results don't go as expected they fire the sales people and support staff because the branch or department is not meeting their goals due to lack of proper management.
The lack of communication makes it hard to do your job because you never know what is going on or what is expected of you. Everything is on a need to know basis and you don't need to know. The training is severely lacking as well.
Sunflower Bank is the most biased, poorly run and hostile working environment I have ever been a part of. STAY AWAY!
Management, Culture, EXTREME Favoritism, Lack of Communication
Great Place to Work Where I was Able to Approve My People Skills
Teller/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – October 28, 2018
Sunflower Bank was my first experience with the banking industry and I became hooked. Sunflower Bank has one of the best training programs I have been a part of and a great management team that want their employees to learn and grow.
Main Office (Former Employee) – Santa Fe, NM – September 29, 2018
Do not get fooled by the First National 1870 name, since Sunflower Bank, N.A. out of Salina, KS merged with The First National Bank of Santa Fe, The REAL First National Bank of Santa Fe has ceased to exist. The Bank charter that was held since 1870 was given up in lieu of Sunflower Bank's charter and at that point The First National Bank of Santa Fe was no longer. All of the Banks history was donated to UNM's Archives. Since Sunflower has taken over they have systematically ousted most (if not all at this point) of the loyal First National Bank employees. Sunflower has fired those employees under false accusations and bogus charges of misconduct so they do not have to pay unemployment benefits. The new management is so lost, on any given day, they cannot tell you who is running what or is responsible for this or that because - they truly DO NOT KNOW. DO NOT apply here.
Sunflower Bank was a fun and friendly environment to work in .
Bank Teller (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – September 2, 2018
Sunflower Bank managers and supervisors were all caring and fun individuals to work with . I truly enjoyed the time I worked for them. I probably would still be working for them if I didn’t have to relocate after my father pasted away.
Accounting (Current Employee) – Salina – August 23, 2018
I've had a great experience with management here and with HR being responsive to employee concerns. I've recruited someone and know she loves it also. Enjoy the work, that I'm never bored and always learning something new. Company is growing which is a plus for me.
Great benefits, Work environment, PTO tome, Holidays off
Busy all the time, required to dress up business casual
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at SFB. I mainly worked remote in Wichita at a bank location with none of my mortgage staff, however I would travel to Salina to work and be around my co-workers twice a month for meetings and stay for 3-5 days
Company merged and the new company did not keep the mortgage depay
Operations (Former Employee) – Salina, KS – March 8, 2018
The lack of communication is the number one reason to not be employed here. Not very good training. They don't care about their employees or their customers. Managers and executives are treated like gods unless you do something to make someone upset. Then you get ousted.
Commercial Credit Analyst (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – October 10, 2017
Sunflower bank offers less than competitive salary with the expectation for a highly paid employee. Very poor upper management that does not value the employees. Purely results driven with no regard to the individuals. Comments from upper management have been "it's like wack a mole, I'm here to fire people".
Bank Teller/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – July 30, 2017
Overall, the experience was very good at Sunflower Bank. My only complaint is they do not have competitive pay amongst the banking world. Also specific managers are very poor, and they do not treat their employees with respect.
Banker (Current Employee) – Salina, KS – July 4, 2017
The benefits are great. Management is not the best. I do not feel like they communicate well with each other or their employees. Training needs serious help. The training is not job related at all and is not followed through with very well. The company as whole is ok, however I feel that your expected to do a job that you are not properly trained for and that there is no accountability for your actions if you do something wrong.