Huntington National Bank

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Huntington National Bank Reviews

Updated 7 February 2015
Updated 7 February 2015
85 Reviews
3.0
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Huntington National Bank Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Steinour
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance was very good; great benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Growing company, good environment to work in (depending on your job), great benefits (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is a huge issue at HNB - IT employees normally work 60 (in 11 reviews)

  • Work long hours sometimes 6-10 days in a row (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Teller

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller
    Current Employee - Bank Teller

    I have been working at Huntington National Bank part-time

    Pros

    The people I work with are friendly and management takes my school schedule into consideration when scheduling my hours. The company culture is to be as friendly and approachable as possible towards customers, which sets Huntington apart from other banks.
    The work isn't hard at all. There are opportunities for advancement if you perform well and show that you want to learn.
    Full benefits even for part timers (medical, vision, dental, 401k)

    Cons

    Sales or referral goals are unreasonable and almost laughable. They expect you, as a teller, to shove products down everybody's throat and you'll have to deal with customers being annoyed by that. It's pressure from management and embarrasment from rejection and being chewed out by a customer that really stresses me out.
    Upper management expects any conversation with a customer to somehow end in a referral, making you look really fake.
    Sudden schedule changes. When interviewed, I was told that schedules will be made a month in advance but shortly after starting, they told me that they will be made barely a week in advance and still subject to change. It made it hard to plan your life around it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic and leave the sales to the bankers. If a customer needs a loan, I doubt they'd walk up to a teller. Having a teller ask you about your accounts and trying to sell you something is very annoying when you're just trying to make a transaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Vice President

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntington National Bank

    Pros

    Strong executive team, competitive salary and bonus structure. Specific company goals, innovative CEO. Newer leadership and managers are strong, energetic and vibrant.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was not good. Managers and other executives who have been in place for some time were not innovative in their thinking, seemed fearful and reticent to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Implement strong performance management system within all departments to weed out those who are resisting change and new thinking.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Huntington has good people working hard to make a difference.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Manager in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Huntington National Bank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team is very hard working. Legal support is excellent.

    Cons

    Management has unrealistic expectations in regards to volume of work each manager is assigned.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Personal Banker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Personal Banker in Canton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Personal Banker in Canton, OH (US)

    I have been working at Huntington National Bank

    Pros

    Great place to work, on going training to keep you up to date on compliance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Managers not trained enough or followed up to make sure they are really working verses just running around on bank time. This could of been resolved easy before the Branch suffers more loss of good employees and clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to the management you hire and ask co-workers about the managers before you promote or move bad managers to a new location. There has to be a way to weed out the bad that can hurt the bank. They may interview well, but you need to dig deeper.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In Store Personal Banker in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - In Store Personal Banker in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Huntington National Bank

    Pros

    I liked the work that I did there, the pay was exceptional, and we had regularsat our branch so you got to know them and it was fun when they would come in.

    Cons

    Complete lack of management. Worked at multiple branches and the same issues were expressed.

    Training was there but I was there in a transitional period so I was trained on the old system that my branch didn't even use. When I wasn't performing well as a result, I was made a mockery of.

    Favorites.

    Pointless meetings all throughout the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoriting certain employees and harassing the rest. Don't try to be friends with employees and then turn right around and scold them for poor performance. Set examples in your role of LEADERSHIP and stop having "do as I say not as I do" types of management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Huntington National Bank

    Pros

    Fun Staff, Make new friends, Human Resource Dept has been nothing but great to me!

    Cons

    No pay increase, no promotions within, the work/life balance is not so great. They do not offer sick days along with vacation. The health benefits premiums just went up and they are not all that great either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coach along the way, show the ropes to newcomers. Promote within to keep employee retention and the in-store program should have shorter days or closed for the holidays. They do not generate much traffic or sales those days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Behind the times

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Huntington National Bank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Less layers of management
    Regional bank allows easy access to HQ if you want to seek promotions

    Cons

    You have to be the jack of all trades
    Unsophisticated investment platform

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire outside talent to bring the IQ up the curve on investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was good but horrible traininh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in East Grand Ra, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in East Grand Ra, MI (US)

    I have been working at Huntington National Bank full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Bad management retail schedule open 7 days a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing and also help those who have never banked before get comfortable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington National Bank

    Pros

    Working with the clients and staff.

    Cons

    Your work/life balance is awful. Stinks that In-Store is open EVERY holiday, with no business.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promising Career Spoiled by Insecure Senior Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Manager
    Former Employee - Corporate Manager

    I worked at Huntington National Bank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, I enjoyed working for Huntington and the role I had for the first couple of years. The two people who hired me were wonderfully smart, no-nonsense people and provided me with a variety of "stretch" and growth opportunities. I also loved the line of business I supported: I learned a lot about the business, I developed great working relationships and I gained exposure to and experience with the top ranks. I believed I could make a difference and build upon my career at this company.

    Cons

    Shortly after I started working at Huntington, changes began taking place under a new but temporary group head after the previous manager had been fired. Within a little more than a year, I had five managers and "survived" several reorgs. One of my managers left, the person who replaced him quit five months into her job, one of my colleagues got fired and the "temporary" group head accepted the role permanently, creating more of a sense of uncertainty and instability for the team. The group head had never managed a team, nor had she had experience in one of the main fields of the position. It was a mismatch through and through and affected the team in a negative way. Finally, after yet more reorganization of the team and her hiring my replacement without good reason or me knowing, I tried to stick it out until I was forced to resign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For such a small but mighty team within the bank that continues to try to establish itself and produce outstanding work, consider the drastic changes that have taken place within a short period of time and really look into why. After firing a senior leader, is it wise to put someone in that position who has no leadership or key field experience, poor communications skills and multiple people under her leave and never challenge her decisions out of fear she'll put them out of a job next? Further, with the enormous effort put on the values of the company - living the values, embedding the values into everything you do - isn't it strange that teams exist within the bank that don't embody good teamwork, inclusion, communication, etc., skills? Finally, hold onto and elevate top talent. To do so, also rely on the feedback of co-workers, business partners, etc. Something isn't right in the upper circle when there is mistrust and insecurity breeding to the point that top-notch colleagues are either getting fired or having to resign.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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