- Hilltop National Bank16.Nov 2017
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHilltop National Bank
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee
Seems good at first. Most employees are very nice. In the end, I just couldn't trust management. All criticism but no help.
I needed help on some work I had and didn't get it. I wanted training that I needed, but after several requests, never got the training and it affected my performance.
Most Fellow employees were very helpful, when management would let them be helpful. A few employees used every leverage they had to make you look bad instead of helping.
Was allowed a lot of autonomy.
Management would have meetings that you were not invited to. In these meetings unwritten policies would be made and not passed on to me, yet when I did something that was against those policies, I would be severely critisized when last the policy was discussed in an employee meeting, that was what I was making my decisions upon.
In my case, two women were offered training that my female boss would allow me to go to.
Looking around the bank, I think in general older colleagues were treated well.
I was denied training opportunities that some employees of the opposite sex were offered. The female manager told me "I wouldn't waste my money on you"
I think I was compensated pretty well for our region, but undercompensated on a national level.
The Bank had a very nice facility that the maintenance supervisor did a great job of maintaining.
There were employees that promoted recycling and the company allowed them to do so, but other than normal shredding and collection of aluminum cans, there wasn't an effort on the Banks part that I could see.
Besides staying at the office late for many days to get projects done on a monthly basis, an unwritten rule was that we should constantly be involved with community events. Community events that involve your children doesn't count, so, if you have a lot of kids, this isn't the place to work as an officer.
The bank was pretty popular on the most part. I think this had a lot to do with the marketing manager for the bank.
For me, the job security was not there. I feel I was blind sided with a termination and I know of many other employees that were too.
They had an elevator accessible to people with disabilities. The maintenance department always did a good job staying up with weather conditions, as much as possible.
If anything, there was security beyond what was needed in some circumstances.
My position involved constant change of rules and regulations, on top of updating systems. I never felt like I was caught up with work when I went home at night. Although a little late, it was good that we were trying to update.
Generally, ideas were noted, but this Bank had a strong top down management style. If your ideas didn't align with top management, you better just agree or else. This made it difficult to consult with customers, when you knew bank policy wasn't in alignment with the best interests of the clients, even though the bank proclaimed they always have the customer first policy.
Had a generous profit sharing bonus at the end of the year.
I personally felt I had the worse department manager I could imagine. I don't Hitler was much worse than she was. The Board members were clueless as to her real personality. The President seem to know there was something wrong there but didn't pursue any action. Her fake personality in front of the board of directors worked, so anyone below that level didn't dare argue that it was different, and in the department is was well known that any diversion from that would cause HELL for themselves. It was the worst situation I have ever been in. It has cause me much pain to be let go from the bank, and I have had to do a lot of retooling so I am never in that position again, but in general I am grateful I am out of there.
Good co workers