Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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3.3
54%
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61%
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Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) President and CEO Clint E. Stein
Clint E. Stein
10 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
  • "Fairly low pay compared to others that are with in a similar industry(in 5 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. "Great team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is high on ethics and culture. It has a great learning environment.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than similar companies

  2. "Pros/Cons"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    40 hrs paid community service

    Cons

    Low pay, terribly low amount of pto days, and very uncompetitive benefits that they advertise as competitive such as 40lk dental/medical.

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  3. "Salary"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    They do not pay based On experience

  4. "Growth opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is very easy to advance within the company of you have the drive.

    Cons

    No opportunity for over time.

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  5. "Amazing place to work"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR

    I worked at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and amazing place to work

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Need to adapt to new technology.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "I wouldn't recommend it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Oregon City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time

    Pros

    Managers are generally pretty flexible and support a good work/life balance (this can also depend on your role/location). They encourage volunteering. They will take into account your time with a bank you are transferring from and give you an "adjusted service date" that allows you to get additional weeks of vacation sooner. However nobody will tell you about this option because they don't want people taking advantage of it, and it's like pulling teeth to get them to follow through with this.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, benefits are well under par for this size of bank, parental leave is not paid, HR is very unprofessional and inefficient, systems are very outdated, and the facilities/buildings are not updated or maintenanced properly (we're talking things like regular plumbing issues in buildings and sewage seeping up through the floor then the carpet never being thoroughly cleaned). I really wouldn't suggest Columbia Bank. There are so many banks/credit unions out there, you don't have to settle. People only stay here so long because they get "comfortable", and management has a habit of constantly force-feeding you the idea that this is the best place to work.

  7. "great place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    poor management needs better leadership

  8. "Okay workplace - Manager Dependent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training, advancement possible, okay culture.

    Cons

    Time off, lots of turnover, keeping old management.

  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative 

    I worked at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time

    Pros

    Company cares for its clients and employees dearly.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities provided to advance

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Warning"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Lakewood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Bank (WA, OR & ID) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a secured job.

    Cons

    No opportunity for bonuses even though they say there is, management is catty and fake, loan officers were mean to you. Asked you to do overtime for no reason.

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