Pros: we always had an event where there was food, we would have potluck for some events, the department would provide eatables sometimes, like at christmas
Cons: there were long hours of work at time, you were not required to work long hours, it would be an individual decision, . at times there was some work to be finished so you stay to complete it, you can request timeoff for this if you'd like
Like any office there is hustling and bustling at times. The most important thing is to get the job done in time as there were deadlines to meet that if not met can cost dollars to the company. The most important thing was to work in co-operation with everyone in the department.
Management was very co-operative and always encouraged you to approach – more... them if you wish to talk about anything. The Executives were very approachable. And we got rewards. Sometimes there were letters and e-mails from clients about how they were helped by certain individuals and these were posted on a large board..
We celebrated events like Halloween and Christmas and decorated the floor accordingly. We also had Bake Sales, 50/50 draws and Silent Auction for Charity.
We were encouraged to talk about our specific department at our monthly meetings. This made the meetings more interesting. I was asked to speak at our conference once and I was delighted that I was asked and I did accept. It was an experience for me.
I got along well with my co-workers. I wasn't bothered in the least with someone's attitude as long as it did not interfere with my work. I have had to work around attitudes and many times it resulted in a friendship in time.
The hardest part of the job was when there were many deadlines and little time, but with common sense, determination and sometimes asking for help from co-workers or your Manager, the deadline was met.
Sometimes it could be tense with the deadlines but the best part is when you are able to meet the deadline and you can breathe easily. The customer is happy that you have met their needs. It's a plus for you and the Bank. That was the most enjoyable part for me. – less