Columbia Bank (NJ) Reviews

Updated Dec 26, 2021

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3.6
72%
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Columbia Bank (NJ) President and CEO Thomas J. Kemly
Thomas J. Kemly
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you didn't need money to get by in this world, I'd work for Columbia(in 5 reviews)

  • "flexible hours(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unable to maintain full employment at all branches which causes employees to work even harder without compensation(in 4 reviews)

  • "room for advancement(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Oppurtunity

      Dec 26, 2021 - Universal Operations Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of opportunity to grow within the company.

      Cons

      lack of response from back office

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Stressful and tons of work

      Dec 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not many it at all

      Cons

      Not enough training to properly operate

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Outdated and underpaid

      Oct 5, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Fair Lawn, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good health insurance and benefits, holiday bonus.

      Cons

      Be prepared to be paid less than any other commercial bank but do twice the work. They require a degree for anything in the corporate area: if you don’t have a degree in banking /finance you won’t be able to move up but you will be made to train new hires who have no experience but have a degree to get a position that you may be qualified for with years of experience.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pros/cons

      Sep 7, 2021 - Universal Banker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company is great to work for. They care about their employees. Work with your schedule. Understand family needs.

      Cons

      A lot of changes due to trying to stay on top like other big banks.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Unraveling Culture

      Sep 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Once upon a time work life balance

      Cons

      High sales goals. Poor compensation plans. No advancement opportunities.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company!

      Jul 12, 2021 - Learning Specialist in Fair Lawn, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cares about its employees. Tuition Reimbursement

      Cons

      No cons to report at this company.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Don’t

      Jul 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A pro is the Benefits for full time employees. A pro is the Benefits for full time employees and their families.

      Cons

      New branch Administration came in from another institution and turned the organization upside down in order to go public. Branches are drastically short staffed because employees are not happy and leaving.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great environment

      Jul 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is very helpful and works together to succeed as a branch

      Cons

      Part time employees don’t have paid holidays

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      A little Disorganized & Staffing Issues

      Jun 28, 2021 - Universal Banker in Oradell, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good starting pay, benefits etc.

      Cons

      Unable to maintain full employment at all branches which causes employees to work even harder without compensation. Resumes sit on desks and apparently only the CEO can approve each job application.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work and grow your career

      May 24, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people who work here are great.

      Cons

      Sometimes too many responsibilities at once.

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