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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone work for a bank as a teller?

Summer is approaching and I'm looking for a decent summer job. I've heard banks compensate rather well, and seems like it wouldn't be too bad. I'd get to interact with people, see how much they make (haha), and work in a nice air conditioned environment. I've been looking around online at various banks and they all seem to have mostly the same requirements for teller positions, such as retail experience and cash handling experience. I have about 2 and a half years retail experience and about 1 and a half years of cash handling experience. I have noticed however that some banks, Bank of America specifically, mention how you are expected to meet a sales goal. I assume this is recommending services and what not to customers. They also mention that you are expected to process 20-25 transactions an hour with zero mistakes. Don't get me wrong, I'm motivated and hard working, but pushing things onto people and be under pressure to do so is not really something I am interested in.

So with that said, does anyone have any experience working as a teller for a bank? If so, how did you/do you like it, and which bank did you/do you work for? Is it really that sales based?

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Re: Anyone work for a bank as a teller?

My wife has worked for two banks in the past, and has always said that banks are notorious for NOT paynig well. Like everything else, it probably depends on where you're coming from or going to.
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Re: Anyone work for a bank as a teller?

Being a bank teller will pay more than being a cart jockey at the local grocery store, but not by much....

That said, for a summer job it's probably as good as any other. I'd personally look for a file clerk position or some other office job that might actually look decent on a resume later. Retail, teller, etc. isn't going to give you an edge when you interview for a real job down the line.
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Re: Anyone work for a bank as a teller?

[quote author=Nuowner link=topic=111080.msg2293587#msg2293587 date=1210139953]
My wife has worked for two banks in the past, and has always said that banks are notorious for NOT paynig well.
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I had a very smart man tell me when I was in college (studying economics/finance) to NEVER work for a bank. You'll never get paid what you deserve.
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