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#1005618 - 07/26/08 03:05 AM Woodforest Bank
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Woodforest Bank is opening a new branch in our area. Can anyone tell me if they have enjoyed their employment with this bank at any location?

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#1005633 - 07/26/08 07:33 PM Re: Woodforest Bank Anonymous
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Woodforest Bank in what State???
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#1006016 - 07/28/08 04:10 PM Re: Woodforest Bank rlcarey
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#1006665 - 07/29/08 12:18 AM Re: Woodforest Bank Anonymous
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Interesting, if you do a FDIC institution search in Kentucky on "Woodforest" or Wood Forest" you get no hits???
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#1007106 - 07/29/08 03:46 PM Re: Woodforest Bank rlcarey
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They recently opened one in a town near us that is in a new Wal-Mart supercenter. I believe the only locations that they have in Kentucky is in Wal-Mart stores. I don't know anyone personally who works there, but I have heard that they are open very long hours.
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#1007141 - 07/29/08 04:02 PM Re: Woodforest Bank KYAuditor
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Newest Woodforest Branch Locations

Alabama

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
626 Olive St.
Cullman, AL

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
11697 US Hwy 431
Guntersville, AL


Illinois

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2760 N. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1941 W. Morton Ave.
Jacksonville, IL

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2900 Kirk Rd.
Aurora, IL

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2080 N. State Rte. 50
Bradley, IL

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
6495 Country Club Rd.
Murphysboro, IL

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
505 Riverstone Pkwy.
Kankakee, IL


Indiana

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
30830 Old US 20
Elkhart, IN

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1601 N. Cass St.
Wabash, IN

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
5780 S. Franklin
Michigan City, IN

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
400 W. Northfield
Brownsburg, IN


Kentucky

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2233 Flemingsburg Rd.
Morehead, KY

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
7100 Raggard Rd.
Louisville, KY

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
100 Wal-Mart Dr.
Elizabethtown, KY

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
500 W. New Circle Rd.
Lexington, KY


Maryland

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
407 George Clauss Blvd.
Severn, MD

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2132 Old Snow Hill Rd.
Pocomoke City, MD

New York

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1818 State Route 3
Fulton, NY

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1400 CR 64
Horseheads, NY

North Carolina

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1529 Washington Rd.
Williamston, NC

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
566 Hwy 70W
Havelock, NC

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
4780 Hickory Blvd.
Granite Falls, NC

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
841 E. Gannon Ave.
Zebulon, NC

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1205 Eastern Ave.
Nashville, NC

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
7131 NC Hwy 73
Denver, NC



Ohio

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
22209 Rockside Rd.
Bedford, OH

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2687 N. Memorial Dr.
Lancaster, OH

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
10392 Freemont Pike
Perrysburg, OH

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2016 Millenium
Warren, OH


Pennsylvania

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
200 Commerce Dr.
Duncansville, PA

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
355 Wal-Mart Dr.
Uniontown, PA

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
4015 Freeport Rd.
Natrona Heights, PA

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
400 Butler Commons
Butler, PA


South Carolina

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
3950 Grandview Dr.
Simpsonville, SC

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
3027 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1151 Stonecrest Blvd.
Tega Cay, SC

Woodforest Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1451 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC


Texas

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
8500 James Maltsberger
San Antonio, TX

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Kroger
2301 Rayford Rd.
Spring, TX

Virginia

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
4524 Challenger Ave
Roanoke, VA

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
200 Old Fairgrounds Way
Kilmarnock, VA

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
2021 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA


West Virginia

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
167 Progress Way
Hurricane, WV

Woodforest National Bank
Located Inside Wal-Mart
1330 N. Eisenhower
Beckley, WV

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#1007395 - 07/29/08 07:05 PM Re: Woodforest Bank MagicCity
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Speaking as someone who managed branches inside grocery stores for many years, if this is something that you are going to try to do, be ready to deal with the long hours. Walmart branches, I'm sure, will be run very similarly to the ones I've had experience with.

They probably will be open 7 days a week, and won't have a huge staff. Therefore, you will probably be trained (and empowered) to do lots of different things in lots of different lines of business. You also can't expect to get things like every other weekend off (every has to work around vacations, etc). You work when needed. You will also probably will be expected to cross sell, and will have fairly high sales goals you will be expected to meet. There will probably be an incentive program based on your sales results (as a result of that, sometimes the base pay is lower, because they want you to work your butt off to get incentive).

I'm not assuming that this is the case with Woodforest (they don't have any locations where I am), but I've worked in that line of business for a long time, and seen many bank chains try the grocery/convenience store route with mixed results.

The variables that I listed above are pretty constant, and the banks that succeed do those things well and hire people with the understanding that this is what it is.

On the other hand, if they have other branches (brick and mortars), the convenience locations are a good 'foot in the door'. It exposes you do lots of different facets of the job, and would prepare you to handle just about anything in a brick and mortar setting.

Plus, once you work a 7 day week open till close cashing checks, closing loans, dealing with service issues, and opening accounts, you'll never complain about your 9-5 job again...
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#1008055 - 07/30/08 03:47 PM Re: Woodforest Bank MadisonCali
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I worked in a grocery branch a very long time ago. We had long hours and were open 6 days a week. Our schedule was very creative in that it gave the rotation of employees time off through the week and 5 days off (Friday through Tuesday) every 4 or 5 weeks. The schedule was designed a year at a time so you could plan for your time off. The 5 days was great used in conjunction with vacation time. We had 5 employees and a waiting list of employees wanting to get in on the time off. It's worth it for some people and not for others...A personal choice to make. We also had "our" customers who worked odd hours and they loved us for being open and convenient for them. We really developed some great relationships. I wouldn't be there now but at the time I was not married, etc. My cousins and I would take neat trips during the summer months.

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