Pacific Capital Bancorp

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Pacific Capital Bancorp CEO and Director; Chairman and CEO, Pacific Capital Bank Carl B. Webb
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  1.  

    Not a career for long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

    I worked at Pacific Capital Bancorp

    Pros

    Only if you plan to stay a Teller the rest of your life. The people you serve is about the best thing you face while employed here.

    Cons

    No one cares about anything but there own job. There is much to much effort taken on meetings that go nowhere and management time spent doing nothing more than watching you do the job. If someone at the Executive level really spent the time to see what was needed to be competitive as a "business" bank then there would be a much better effort given from the front line. I also have seen that there is little understanding of how a real business development effort could be run, instead we try things by those that never have been on the front line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to work with your employees. I think they are top heavy and have too many layers of management to really know what is needed for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    PCB review for year 2007

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Good Entry Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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