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Not Getting any better!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Pacific Capital Bancorp

Pros

long term dedicated employees, friendly co-workers

Cons

lack of communication, fairness and equity issues, no clear roadmap of the future

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate, value employee growth with opportunties for upper management. don't forget the long term employees that have been with the company thru thick and thin and helped the ford group aquire the bank, they shouldn't be part of the purchase discount pool, but a values asset. remove the dead weight that sits in management.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Treatment of employees needs to change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Capital Bancorp

    Pros

    Great location to work, pretty much the only big local company in town. Get some good banking discounts if you make PCBC your bank.

    Cons

    If you're not SVP's you're paid very poorly. The only people that stay at the bank are those that can't leave SB or won't be able to find a job elsewhere, anyone that's able to leave will eventually leave. HR does NOT like to promote from within. If you are promoted from within to a different position, they won't pay you the same as people they hire from the outside. Manager are embarrassed of salaries HR offers. Benefits are no good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that Ford is in charge I hope to see things changing. Many managers were only hired b/c they were friends of upper management and I hope that they are weeded out. Employees are unhappy, if you don't change things you will lose all your good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Life inside the

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Capital Bancorp

    Pros

    As a large community bank, it's pretty much the only game in town unless you want to work for one of the nation-wide banks. For mid-level & higher jobs, the pay exceeds the industry standard. Cash infusion from the Ford Group has stabilized the organization; there is a wait and see attitude on what will happen. The Ford Group is now at the helm of the executive leadership & could represent the catalyst for change that has been sorely needed. Many nice, under-utilized people.

    Cons

    Below the executive leadership level, politics reign supreme in every aspect of work, unfortunately. The organization does not seem focused on actually getting itself operating in a substantive, profitable, truthful manner. The image presented to the community is disconnected from how the bank really functions. Existing management needs a housecleaning. Many employees have worked at the bank forever and have become complacent or turn their heads on the ineptness, inefficiency and underhandedness that seems to represent the place. True talent is not encouraged and in many areas, people who will not rock the boat are more valued and rewarded than those with competence. New management has been brought in that appear to be more concerned with their survival than in getting what could be a great organization back on its feet. Read the 2008 posting. The more things change, the less things change?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become leaders in the truest sense of the word-- establish trust & talent among your employees, not just your followers; strive to re-establish a real bank; think strategically beyond your personal existence; take calculated risks for the benefit of the bank, its shareholders and the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
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