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Fifth Third Bancorp Reviews
What is it like working at Fifth Third Bancorp?
"Such An Excellent Organization."
Pros: 5/3 is fantastic place to work. They are an organization that recognizes and rewards their employees for performance and production. They really do want to promote from within. I started with 5/3 four years ago. Since then I have been promoted me 4 times! From a part time teller to full time, to lead teller, to senior teller to personal banker. Now, I'm currently going through the bank's sponsored licensing program to become a licensed personal banker! Exceptional managerial coaching, fantastic business partners and hard work has helped me develop and learn the skills necessary for my success and promotions. Employees are very fortunate to have upper management who are ethical and people of their word. I'm going to be vague here. In my case I was told if I do "X" then in return I will receive "Y" by a certain date. Well "X' was accomplished in that time frame and "Y" was received as promised, with nothing written or signed. 5/3 is ethical, appreciative, and cares about their employees.
Cons: Working in banking can be a very stressful environment. You must be able to manage your book of business effectively during busy times of the year (during season). This can be hard to do with expectation set by the bank to follow up with every client you meet(sometimes 20 clients). On the flip side, when season is over you must be able to generate and create business. This is where most bankers fail, they rely too much on walk-in clients during season and don't follow up with them. You must build a book of business and manage it effectively in order to meet your goals during the slow times of the year. Some coworkers feel micromanaged by expectations and little things 5/3 requires us to do and track. I can see why they think this but I know these requirements are established to help us succeed in the long term. Lastly, some managers are strict regarding scheduling: giving you less say in the hours you work. While other managers let you manage your hours as long as you stay at 40/week.
Financial Center Manager in Troy:
Pros: High value system, they do what is best for the customer
Cons: No flexible schedule options. Very less vacation/ personal time.
Mostly good people with good intentions. Typical corporate nonsense can get in the way like at any organization of this size. Work/life balance is heavily dependent on the area you work, but for me it's good. Not always the best for career growth.