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41 English questions out of 41

5 October 2018

Is Santander a good company to work for?

Pros

Great people and great working environment

Cons

No cons in my opinion

Great people and great working environment

5 October 2018

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15 January 2020

What is the company culture like at Santander?

Pros

Ok, so never getting a raise sucks- but if you can look past pay, they offer great benefits and the atmosphere is bearable. People are GENERALLY nice. This company definitely has MANY perks: • 22-28 days PTO (option to buy even more!) • Medical, Dental, Vision • Free STD, LTD, and AD&D insurance • Counseling and Legal Assistance • 401K (3-5% match) • Tuition Reimbursement • Computer Purchase Program • Discounts and Travel Deals (not that great) The work is either stressful or a complete breeze. Corporate and upper management want to stress meeting deadlines - and for good reason. The deadlines are attainable. Could I finish a quarterly review 2 weeks early? Probably. Will I? Not a chance. Leisure is valued here.

Cons

Ok, so here’s the big secret at Santander - overall, the work is really not overwhelming. But, people here are accustomed to the comfortable pace - so, when management tries tightening deadlines, they get resistance. It’s almost laughable. It really hinders any realistic growth for this company. If you get a raise or bonus at all, it will be a measly 2% (if that). People who work less hard, get less pay - seems to be everybody’s trade off here. Oh, and the technical problems are infinite. Outdated systems would be a blessing - we use fossils. Nobody gets fired here, but I’ve seen a few incidents recently where managers and HR were using some underhanded methods to get an employee fired. Witnessing this definitely reinforced my decision to leave.

Advice to Management

The Company is literally pouring money into unnecessary job functions and even whole departments! So many jobs and processes can be EASILY automated to save you thousands upon thousands of dollars in employee costs. Spend a little extra on modernizing your systems today, and it is guaranteed to pay for itself. You will save money on hiring, training, and paying employees (not to mention on benefits, unemployment, etc). Two departments (Compliance and HR) should get a complete overhaul. Compliance seems to have whole teams dedicated to just a few regulations (if that). That is absurd! How does that make an ounce of sense? Frankly, most of them do irrelevant reviews and pester you for weeks like it’s normal. Come to find out, they’re annoying you over past data! Not just months past, but sometimes it’s been years! They don’t offer any business insight by being a year behind. I’d automate compliance in a heartbeat. Now, HR, can’t be as easily automated as Compliance but boy they deserve to be. HR is so incompetent it actually poses a serious business risk. Compliance where you at? From a legal standpoint or any standpoint really, they are a liability by being as incapable as they are right now. Their lack of necessary skills has completely exploited the system for what it is. Truth is, it is very easy to manipulate and take advantage of the system in place (sad how many people do this). These people are then reinforced to further exploit the system because they can! HR’s lack of record keeping, nonexistent analytical insights, and just overall incompetence on all fronts will bring the downfall of this company. I would cut the entire HR department and start over.

Ok, so never getting a raise sucks- but if you can look past pay, they offer great benefits and the atmosphere is bearable.

15 January 2020

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17 February 2019

What is the hiring process like at Santander?

Pros

Reasonable pay and flexible hours

Cons

Chaotic recruitment process and inneficient

Chaotic recruitment process and inneficient

17 February 2019

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19 August 2019

What are co-workers like at Santander?

Pros

Great company culture, a lot of great people coworkers and bosses.

Cons

Lagging behind other current banks.

Great company culture, a lot of great people coworkers and bosses.

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6 November 2020

What is the salary like at Santander?

Pros

Santander is very employee friendly, they offer great benefits and opportunities to grow within the company and the salary is competitive

Cons

You have to be ready for constant changes in guidelines and be up to date in all federal guidelines applicable to your position

Santander is very employee friendly, they offer great benefits and opportunities to grow within the company and the salary is competitive

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