Best Banks to Work For
Becoming one of American Banker’s Best Banks to Work For doesn’t happen by accident.
Their leaders must work purposefully every day to ensure that employees are engaged, having fun and enjoy what they are doing.
They also have to answer a lot of survey questions from us about their leadership philosophy, going above and beyond for employees, efforts to recruit a diverse workforce, their most effective ways to communicate and more.
A few themes emerged from their answers. These managers go out of their way to create a collaborative workplace and listen to feedback from others. They connect with employees through frequent communication over different mediums — emails, town hall meetings, branch visits and even text messaging.
Many executives emphasized how they attempt to leave their egos at the door and view themselves as serving those farther down in the organizational chart.
Here are insights from top executives at the 85 banks who made our seventh annual ranking.