Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) Reviews

Updated 26 May 2021

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Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) President and CEO Clint E. Stein
Clint E. Stein
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "They care about their employes and have great benefits(in 6 reviews)

  • "great company, very involved in the community, great people, client focused(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, terribly low amount of pto days, and very uncompetitive benefits that they advertise as competitive such as 40lk dental/medical(in 6 reviews)

  • "No opportunity for bonuses even though they say there is, management is catty and fake, loan officers were mean to you(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great start

      26 May 2021 - Client Service Specialist in Tacoma, WA
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      Pros

      I transfered from Umpqua Bank and I am finding that reliability in not only the company but my coworkers is outstanding.

      Cons

      I have heard that the compensation does not always match the title, but i am doing my research.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Float teller

      18 May 2021 - Float Teller in Salem, OR
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      Pros

      Meet new people lots of travel if you’re into that

      Cons

      Commuting a lot requires you to adjust to that schedule week of

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Columbia Bank

      9 May 2021 - Vice President Commercial Lender in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Great culture. Growing regional bank. Good at NOO CRE and C&I lending. Very diverse portfolio.

      Cons

      Need technology system upgrades but so do all banks.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      surprisingly inconsistent in adhering to written policy, astonishingly outdated processes for a financial institution

      11 Mar 2021 - Client Care Representative in Lakewood, WA
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      Pros

      The actual work was monotonously easy and repetitive( almost more of a con, honestly) Downtime was nice when there was any. If you value surfing the web for a paycheck. If you're looking for a dead-end easy call center job, and you are partially lobotomized this may be the gig for you.

      Cons

      Management was completely detached/clueless from daily operations. Suggestions to improve processes blatantly ignored or denied without explanation. There are massive security issues I cannot detail here. All I can say is I am glad I do not personally bank here. Company culture exhibits painfully cliche and tacky family rhetoric that suggests occasional praise and gifts from the dollar store supersede a living wage. Don't get me started on their 1990's clip art collection sprinkled in every email.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Stressful

      24 May 2021 - CSS-1 in Salem, OR
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      Pros

      Pay and benefits are good

      Cons

      Stress and cold calls constantly trying to get referrals

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent Management

      7 Apr 2021 - CSS I in Beaverton, OR
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      Pros

      If you want to start you career in banking somewhere —apply to the first open position at a Columbia Bank —the management treats their people best I’ve ever experienced.

      Cons

      Sales goals —but I’m pretty sure all banks these days have sales goals.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work, plenty of things to learn.

      25 Mar 2021 - Loan Documentation Specialist in Wilsonville, OR
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      Pros

      Fair-ish wage Work/life balance Supportive management Frequent recognition

      Cons

      Pay could be better Systems can be outdated Miscommunication at times No pay preference given to internal hires

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantsastic Work Enviornment

      15 Mar 2021 - Commercial Banking Intern in Eugene, OR
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      Pros

      Everyone is pushing you to succeed and are exceedingly helpful with the learning process Had the opportunity to meet and learn about every part of the Banking process

      Cons

      Only negative was that we were unable to do more in-person client meeting but this was due to COVID and nothing on CB's side.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Stable company

      27 Mar 2021 - Personal Banker III 
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      Pros

      Great community focus and senior management has your back!

      Cons

      The company has made so many mergers it has a ton of computer programs to learn.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      4 May 2021 - Client Care Representative in Eugene, OR
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      Pros

      Fairly easy work on calls all day

      Cons

      Repetitive, and not really rewarding

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