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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.83
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Forcht Bank

Reviews - What employees say

3.83 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

It was well known that the people at the top could be ruthless when they felt somebody was not of value to the organization.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I haven't been in close contact with any of the company employees in a long time to know what the current climate is like. I suspect that most of the people there are not fully aware of how expendable they are view to be by the company. Most of them were probably never aware of how meager the severance pay was for those of us whose positions were eliminated and how disrespectful that was to us, not to mention the hardship it created.

What I like about the company

We had been an independent bank for over a century when the Forcht group purchased us and merged us and their other nine community banks into one bank. They did a pretty good job with the systems integration and marketing related to the merger. They assured us all that no jobs would be lost. It was rather exciting.

What I dislike about the company

That assurance that no jobs would be lost was not followed through. After about two years, many were let go. I was one. After more than twenty-five years in the organization, they gave me about eight hours notice that my services were no longer needed. They paid me for about two weeks of vacation plus two weeks of severance.

Company Culture
3.00
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
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Forcht Bank
  • City
    Lexington-Fayette
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2009
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Finance
  • 08.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

My supervisor was abrasive and difficult but that was rare. I knew most managers and they were wonderful to work with. I think my supervisor would have been better perhaps in a different role. For the most part there was good Leadership.

Internal Communication

Communication was also difficult at times. There always seemed to be a lot of politics involved with everything.

Career Development

The Director of Employee Development was inexperienced at her job. She made quick decisions that often were not in favor of the employees development.

Work-Life Balance

I think work ethic is important and I know the expectation to put work first is also apart of the culture there. I think the balance is little more on the work side than family.

Company Image

Image and integrity is very important at Forcht Bank. Most of the Officers and Management were hard working souls, good down to earth people.

Job Security

Security depended on your supervisor

Challenging Work

My job provided many challenges and I loved them all. I enjoyed all the learning opportunities I was given.

Suggestions for improvement

  • To find ways to bring all departments together so that everyone is striving for the same goal of personal and company success.

What I like about the company

The support from the other employees. They became your family and cared about your well being.

What I dislike about the company

More options if an employee is struggling with a supervisor or peer. A lot of politics and finger pointing.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Forcht Bank
  • City
    Lexington-Fayette
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2006
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.83
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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3.83
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