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PCB review for year 2007

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Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager

I worked at Pacific Capital Bancorp

Pros

Great opportunity for advancement, Especially for a entry level positions. If a particular branch or department isn't good for you, then there are plenty others to transfer to. Benefits are equivalent to other financial instituions.

Cons

The new CEO assumed the helm in March of 2007. The bank itself was in a delicate-situation and the new CEO needed to take drastic measures to try and turn things around quickly. While I personally benefited from some of the changes, I think that communication between between senior management and the working masses should and could have been much more timely. There was a culture of policy changes put into effect immediately upon notification without any "Big Picture" vision given. This lead to A LOT of speculation and FEAR amongst lower level staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat all staff with respect. You take pride in hiring intelligent people, please treat them as such. Understandably, there are some things that people can't be privy to, but, giving simplified explanations keeps people on your side, and much less inclined to wasting time and energy on paranoia and gossip.

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13 Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Capital Bancorp (View Most Recent)

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    Good Entry Job

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    Current Employee - Internal Control Coordinator  in  Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Internal Control Coordinator in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Capital Bancorp

    Pros

    Stable Job, If you get in, you'll stay. Its got a cozy atomosphere, with decent componsation for hard work. If you're good at multitasking and initiative, this is your dream job.

    Cons

    Its a small bank in a tough market, Consolidation is a big element of problems. Be prepared to volunteer some Overtime or saturdays during hard times. Though its not negative to not do Overtime, its likely you wont move ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on supporting your hard workers

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    Fair treatment, but no budget for employee appreciation.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pacific Capital Bancorp

    Pros

    Management tries to match your interests and abilities when assigning work. There is rarely confusion about what is expected. There is lengthy documentation for everything.

    Cons

    Hinting at promotions is a frequent tactic for soothing and mollifying restless employees, but these promotions do not materialize.

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