California Bank & Trust

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Senior Mortgage Lender (Senior Mortgage Loan Officer)

California Bank & Trust San Francisco, CA

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California Bank & Trust Reviews

30 Reviews
2.9
30 Reviews
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David E. Blackford
16 Ratings
  1.  

    Certainly NOT the best place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Lending  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Commercial Lending in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at California Bank & Trust full-time

    Pros

    None really, unless you're upper management, there's nothing beneficial about this company.

    Cons

    You're not an employee at CB&T, you're a Z-number. The benefits are ridiculous and the pay is low. (If you're hired low, you'll stay low) It takes an act of congress to get a promotion, unless you rub elbows with the right people. They tell you they're going to give it to you, and it is all empty promises. They're discretely discriminatory. This company is a perfect example of "It's not what you know, it's who you know." It's happened to me, and several of my fellow co-workers. I asked for a promotion and was told "There is no opening/need for that title here at the branch." Mind you, three months later, a position (which we had no opening or need for) was created to bring someone from the outside, who happened to know my boss. They don't promote from within. There's absoulutely no insentive to go above and beyond your job duties because they go unnoticed and unappreciated. Unless you're exempt, you have to clock in and out, seriously! Unless you're in management or lending, your referrals are compensated with points which you can redeem for crappy merchandise (what is this, Chuck E. Cheese's?) What a joke! It's unethical and morally irresponsible. Departments don't communicate. There's no sense of community/family within the bank. Like I said, all you are is a Z-number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are people, not a "Z number” Treat them with respect and appreciate them; they’ll work harder for you. Honor what you promise. Be fair. Compensate and promote those who have worked hard and deserve it. Not those idiots and just happen to know someone, or are someone's favorite. Oh, and update your ancient system! This is 2014, not 1980! As soon as I find something else, I'm out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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