Citizens Republic Bancorp

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Citizens Republic Bancorp Reviews

Updated 31 December 2014
Updated 31 December 2014
12 Reviews
3.1
12 Reviews
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Citizens Republic Bancorp President, CEO, and Director Cathy Nash
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  1.  

    Great Company, happy employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    Very employee related, cares about employees and work/home balance

    Cons

    Was bought out by First Merit, culture shock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. great management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not very challenging work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Flint, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Flint, MI (US)

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employees were generally friendly, compensation was good for the geographic area (Flint, MI), and there were fun events taking place from time to time.

    Cons

    Managers were more likely to hire their former colleagues from other banks than to promote from within, so it was somewhat discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should focus more on development of talented employees and providing opportunities for career development. Most of the managers I saw hired were from other banks. Most career movement in the bank seemed to be lateral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tried to be new school, but they had too many oldschoolers running things

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Brighton, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Brighton, MI (US)

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    positive atmosphere, long time clients bring a homey atmosphere

    Cons

    They were very nonsales oriented until the 2000's. They tried several different systems that didn't seem to work. Upper management was just too old school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees based on merit and how much profit they bring to the company, not on how many widgets they sell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical bank

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Banch Manager in Flint, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Banch Manager in Flint, MI (US)

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to have a positive affect on customers, the community and employees.

    Cons

    Unrealistic loan goals and micromanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Management, Great learning opporunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    Training, Growth opportunities, Management listens and uses your thoughts,

    Cons

    Pay, strict, busy work, All minimal cons overall great company

  7.  

    Wish I was still there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Flint, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Flint, MI (US)

    I worked at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and good benefits

    Cons

    Pay freezes and old computers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    List to the staff - suggestions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work Life Balance!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Flint, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Flint, MI (US)

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great schedule and work life balance. Not a big corporation like some of the other banks so not a ton of micro management. Good amount of paid time off and treated very respectfully.

    Cons

    Incentive is not as agressive as I thought especially for how sales oriented they want us to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It has been stressful, overwhelming and unsatisfying.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Supervisor in Ypsilanti, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Client Service Supervisor in Ypsilanti, MI (US)

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    Clients are friendly and the contests are enjoyable.

    Cons

    Travel for meetings an hour away is rediculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Employee Friendly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jefferson, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jefferson, WI (US)

    I have been working at Citizens Republic Bancorp

    Pros

    The Training process is second to none! The Trainers are also great ppl! I really love that they really do listen to their employees thoughts. When you do good things they dont go unnoticed!

    Cons

    They have cut back on raises. And made it more difficult to reach incentives. It is very hard sometimes to reach goals or complete all of your weekly sales stuff when you are only part-time. They limit their full-time employees and hire mainly part-time staff. Which is very sad considering the great things this company can do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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