We believe in the potential of banking for good – to create better lives, better businesses and better communities. What can we say, it’s just better here! But don’t take our word for it, see what our employees have to say about working at The State Bank.
“I started working at The State Bank just before my senior year of college, and while I applied for a temporary summer position, I was offered a permanent part-time CSR position. The Bank was great about working around my school schedule, especially during my last semester when I was taking 18 credit hours. Once I graduated, I was able to apply for a full time position as an FSR. Once I felt I was ready to leave Retail, I was able to move into Commercial Lending as a loan assistant, then into the Credit Department as an analyst, and I am currently a Portfolio Manger within the Commercial team. I feel that The State Bank has always been supportive of me as an employee and my future career goals – I have been able to apply and interview for new positions as they become available, and I have progressed a lot through different areas of the banking industry in my 8 years working here. I feel they have allowed me to become more well-rounded in my banking knowledge and experience and that I can continue to grow and progress with The State Bank in the future.”
“After 22 years in the financial arena working at credit unions, I was hesitant about coming to work at a bank. My need to feel connected to a community and to volunteer and help others is a very important aspect of my life. After speaking with HR and the CEO at The State Bank, I took a leap of faith on their word and made the move. I could not be happier with my decision. The State Bank has been a proud member of the Fenton area for many, many years, and the staff not only help customers when they come into the bank, but they also take time out of their lives to help in the communities that they live. There are formal programs like Change for Kids and United Way donations through payroll deduction and there are also hands-on events volunteering at food banks, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and volunteering times at schools in the area just to name a few of the many things The State Bank employees do. When we merged with Community State Bank a few years ago, those employees came on board, and they were also doing great things in their hometowns, so it was a perfect fit to bring them into the fold and to continue doing great things for our customers and the people in our communities that we represent. I thoroughly enjoy working at The State Bank and feel proud to work at an organization that lines up with my personal belief in helping others.”
“I have loved working for The State Bank since my first day of teller training seven years ago. Everyone, no matter the level or department, is always friendly, welcoming, and happy to help with anything; I have met some of my best friends while working here and have gotten to know many truly wonderful people. My managers have always supported me and encouraged my advancement to make sure I am using my strengths in the best possible way. I also feel that I have had the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, and I leave at the end of each day with the feeling that I’ve really achieved something. In addition to the excellent culture, the company also rewards exceptional employees with individual compliments, company-wide recognition, prizes, bonuses, incentives, and promotions, and that doesn’t even include our awesome banquets, holiday gifts, and employee appreciation days. They also know how to make community events fun for everyone; one of the highlights of my job is having the opportunity to participate in some really great events and fundraisers in several communities. Overall, I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in banking, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of their team!”
“I love working for The State Bank for the flexibility that comes from being a small, albeit ever growing, organization. It’s great having the flexibility of work and life balance and the flexibility to make real time decisions that are best suited for our clients and our community.”
“I have been working for The State Bank for over 46 years. I started pretty much out of high school and have been through many changes for the better. Over this length of time customers are not just customers – they are my friends. I have been lucky to share lots of ups and downs with these families – from weddings to babies and grandchildren – lots of joy, happiness and even some tears. The State Bank supports our schools, helps children and families who are in need, and those who don’t have enough to eat. They sponsor events in our local schools and organizations in the communities. I also care very much for every one of my teammates and I want them all to succeed!”
At The State Bank we believe in purposeful action to create better communities. We are actively engaged in developing, strengthening, and energizing the communities that we live in.
Our vision is to become a community bank known for helping our customers look past obstacles or limiting perspectives to see what’s possible.