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Review averages

  • 3037 employees say

    Excellent (776)
    25.551531116233%
    Good (506)
    16.661178794863%
    Satisfactory (628)
    20.67830095489%
    Subpar (1127)
    37.108989134014%
    2.75
  • 32 applicants say

    Excellent (14)
    43.75%
    Good (6)
    18.75%
    Satisfactory (4)
    12.5%
    Subpar (8)
    25%
    3.32

Reviews for Columbia Bank

Reviews - What employees say

2.75 Employees say
3.32 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • To provide better, more humane service, and to keep enployees happier (which is just good business sense), the company could raise prices a bit and make the experience a bit more stable and planned out, and a lot more pleasant. Sure, prices would be higher, but there were would be fewer customers competing for service daily, and the service itself would have a guaranteed degree of quality. The management would have been smart to focus on the changing market and new innovations, rather than making no progress except more corners cut and fewer staff members for their increased profit margin. When I left, employees were still using pens and paper time sheets to keep track of their hours. What would have worked much better, starting years ago, is to use mobile technology—either an extant app or something propreitary—for enployees to keep track of their schedules and to communicate to management and with each other.

What I like about the company

Thanks to their egalitarian hiring practices, the company provided me with an opportunity to put my foot in the door of supporting myself in my adult life right out of college. I worked independently without much micromanagement, and I had a degree of creative flexibility throughout the time I was there. I met a lot of interesting, knowledgeable coworkers, many of whom had some unique wisdom to share. However, due to the nature of the job, I never had to endlessly interact with the same people day in and day out. I had the opportunity, time and again, to come out of my shell and find a confident, outgoing persona—that was all a welcome part of the job. There was always some much needed downtime to look forward to in the off season, and after a long day of working there often was some sense of accomplishment. The location was convenient, and at least initially being in Midtown Manhattan was exciting to me, as well. Getting to fill the role as an authority in a place as storied and iconic as New York City remained exciting throughout my tenure at the company.

What I dislike about the company

From the time I was there, and likely long before that, the company carved out a thick profit margin by aggressively selling unlimited tickets to customers without the service to back up demand, which was extremely high much of the year. The people on the front line of the inevitable chaos were the lower-level employees such as myself. Dealing with hordes of justifiably angry tourists was not what I thought I was signing up for, and wasn’t really part of the job description, either. Part of the company’s subpar performance was due to understaffing, a problem which was present yet manageable when I first started but which was completely out of control by the time I left. I believe it would be entirely possible to run a massively successful, profitable business in the arena without having to make the lives of so many hard-working employees and high-paying customers so miserable on a daily basis. In addition to understaffing and pressuring employees to stay past their scheduled full day of work, management would often provide old, ill-maintained equipment which was a proven danger to everyone involved. By proven, I mean I know people who were injured.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Gray Line New York
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • 28.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Individuals are empathetic, but the company as a whole lacks a unified identity or passion.

Support from management

This is truly hit or miss. While I would encourage more management involvement, there is often little impact with their support.

Teamwork

There is no incentive or culture for teamwork. Only individual decency motivates possible teamwork. Demonstrations of teamwork are often seen with surprise and skepticism.

Freedom to work independently

The lack of good communication makes work independence near impossible. Power dynamics and irrational decisions makes production a capricious endeavor.

Internal Communication

Internal communications can be combative, unkind, and even hostile. I would not recommend anyone look to Tri-Dim as a model for healthy communication.

Gender Equality

Some departments are better than others.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older colleagues exist, but their institional memory isn’t valued and many are unable to advance in their careers because personal growth is discouraged.

Career Development

There is a resentment toward anyone seeking career development. This company rejects promoting from within as too much of a burden for Human Resources.

Overall compensation for your work

With the amount of mandatory overtime, I can pay my bills, but because of mismanagement, there is always the possibility that any given week could be less than 40 hours.

Office / Work Environment

Besides being unorganized and unprofessional, there is a profound acceptance of the hostility that defines much of everyday tasks.

Environmental Friendliness

Waste is an ongoing problem. There is little regard for environmental awareness, let alone friendliness.

Work-Life Balance

Mandatory overtime leads to 60-72 hour work weeks with little regard for family, health, or personal need.

Company Image

With orders too often being late, and too often lacking quality assurances, it is impossible to expect an image beyond mediocrity.

Job Security

Too often folks discuss, including management with underlings, who they think needs to be fired. This is not an environment that values developing long term employment.

Handicapped Accessibility

Tri-Dim is not amenable to people with disabilities.

Workplace Safety

There is a resentment toward safety among management, and this puts people at risk of injury. There is no regard for repetitive stress injuries.

Challenging Work

The only challenges to this work are the numerous machine malfunctions with little to no support from Maintenance.

Inclusive / Diverse

While production staff is fairly diverse, I have yet to see any management other than middle aged straight white men.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stronger lines of communication would be a start.

What I like about the company

This is a place where you can see what you’ve accomplished at the end of each day.

What I dislike about the company

The open hostility that defines much of the company culture is distasteful and unhealthy.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
  • City
    Louisa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would improve things such as more paid holidays as I want to spend more time with family. There isn't much opportunity for off days. In addition, some of the management staff is a little crazy and very strict.

What I like about the company

Personally, this place is really good. This is because I get paid pretty well. my co-workers would also have to agree. this is because we work hard and get treated well by our employers. we receive many benefits such as dental plans for my son who needs braces. in addition, there are many employee events such as restaurant events. they usually provide free snacks and drinks in the cafeteria. there is also a desirable location. there is a lot of public transportation nearby so I can travel around with lots of convenience and accessibility. honestly, I would recommend anyone come work here. although we have the option to have paid national holidays, you can work during those days for anothers day worth of pay, which is really nice. this is because sometimes I want to work another day for extra money so i can treat my family to go out or something like that. we usually get treated starbucks or donuts from dunkin donuts. this shows that our employers really care about us. Good location with Bryant Park view. A lot of opportunities especially in regulatory compliance and risk management area. Good culture and talented coworkers. Hours is good. Management here is serious and formalized. I have learnt a lot about international trade agreements and detailed requirements here between banks and companies. It is a quiet and comfortable place for work, it is a small place but I learned a lot from it. My colleagues were all very friendly and taught me a lot. I enjoyed my time there. The working environment at BOC is very cooperative and supportive. Everyone here knows and talks to each other regardless of title. Managers here are very friendly and they especially look after newbies like me. I like working here because I can obtain unlimited resources for an entry level job training. Since Spanish is not my native language, there is also free Spainsh classes provided after work in the office. In addition, a big plus is the two-hour break in the middle of the day. I recommend it.

What I dislike about the company

employees are expected to work overtime frequently. Nevertheless, there are free dinners and lunches provided for employees if they stay to overwork. No overtime pay despite being consultants and often long hours. The marketing department manager in a crazy woman and always call people's names and never showed her respects. Very unpleasant experience there. Also payment is low. The hardest part of the job is to balance between clients' requests and the bank's limits.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Bank of China
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 3037 employees say

    Excellent (776)
    25.551531116233%
    Good (506)
    16.661178794863%
    Satisfactory (628)
    20.67830095489%
    Subpar (1127)
    37.108989134014%
    2.75
  • 32 applicants say

    Excellent (14)
    43.75%
    Good (6)
    18.75%
    Satisfactory (4)
    12.5%
    Subpar (8)
    25%
    3.32

kununu score comparisons

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