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3.5
Average Rating
(based on 5 First Citizens Bank Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.0
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.6
Support You Get
3.4
Way You Work
3.2
Work Setting
3.8
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"First Citizens Bank is privately owned and a very strong bank. Bank is estimated at $35 billion strong."
Posted 5 years ago
First Citizens Bank Employee
in Raleigh, NC

"Terrible company to work for. In the accounting area people are always being fired so it is a culture of fear being fostered. Management is terrible in the department. No management skills such as mentoring or coaching, just criticism and letting you know what you did wrong. The response you get when asking for help is "I figured it out, you need to go figure it out too!" In my area, both accountants had to be on anti-depressants just to stay sane if that tells you anything."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
VP of Portfolio Management

"First Citizens Bank is privately owned and a very strong bank. Bank is estimated at $35 billion strong."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.5
First Citizens Bank (14)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Consolidated Edison (35)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Teavana (7)
3.9 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,088)
AIX Systems Administrator
in Raleigh, NC

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"It was a nice experience working on a new project"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Nice place to work if you are hired as a full time employee"

What don't you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"Nothing special I was there on a project and I'm done with the work"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"No suggestion for the management and everyone I worked with was good"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Systems Consultant

"Current IT mgmt needs help."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Way You Work 2 / 5

Average First Citizens Bank Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
Contractor
in Miami, FL
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Senior Programmer

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"It's a very political environment, you got to play on a team or you're nobody."

Assistant Vice President
in Wilson, NC

"Recent job cuts in the business banking division."

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"Family owned company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Prepare to stay at this company for a good 25-years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stay family owned. It allows for a long-term outlook."

Senior Security Engineer
in Raleigh, NC

"Work is challenging but company lacks professionalism"

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"The work day was close to an 8 hour day. The work was challenging."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Need to be tough to fend off the back stabbing."

What don't you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"The professionalism of the staff and management"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Enforce professionalism with all staff."

Senior Training Consultant
in Chicago, IL

"Good company with"

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"Challenging projects and good benefits."

What don't you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"More exposure to other departments."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Expose employees to different areas for projects."

Financial Services Representative
in Madison Mills, VA

"It's a paycheck."

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"The hours were pretty good sometimes and they definitely had a lot of holidays."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you're the type of person who enjoys mindless tasks that a monkey could do, this is the place for you. Challenges to keep it interesting are incredibly rare. Advancement opportunities are limited, and there's not much in the way of diversity."

What don't you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"I'm not sure where to start - most of the people I worked with were unpleasant, upper management was incredibly blatantly didn't care about their employees, and middle management seemed to contain a lot of people with a severe Napoleon complex. Requesting time off nearly always turned into a power struggle as someone else would come up with a reason why they needed that particular day off more than you (every time)."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be open to the ideas and suggestions of your employees. Don't just say you want your employees to balance work and family when what you really mean is to put the job above family, God, and country. Tolerance is something not only to teach, but to strive for; and diversity is a strength, not a weakness. Treat your employees as adults instead of delinquent children and you will be pleasantly surprised with the results."

Office Manager
in Viroqua, WI

"CFB was a fine company to work for."

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"Lots of things, small town community, customers on first name basis, good benefits,"

What don't you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"Not anything hardly"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Consider more of a team work effort, lunch and saturday working schedules needed to be tweeked a bit"

Senior Network Analyst
in Raleigh, NC

"It's a bank and everyone is put in their spot and works there 30 years"

What do you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"People some of the better at their job"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Safe and a good place to retire from with no surprises"

What don't you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"It was like being in a machine and you were a clog in that machine"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Having no place to turn to when you feel your manager was wrong sucked"

Intern
in Bowling Green, KY

What don't you like about working at First Citizens Bank?

"No branches in Florida."

Systems Trainer
in Raleigh, NC

"For the most part good people to work."

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