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Hear directly from our employees what they like best about working at Eastern Bank. Spoiler alert: it may not be what you think!
Project Manager, Project Management & Analytics Group
Joined Eastern Bank in 2016
“Collaborative. Supportive. Fun!”
Ritu Mahajan was a consultant for nearly 20 years who worked with various global consulting firms before she joined Eastern Bank. Ritu wanted a job with closer connectivity within the organization and community; something that was missing in her consulting jobs. Being in walking distance of the Bank was also appealing when she applied.
Ritu worked with many different organizations; she notes that Eastern’s culture is different. “We focus on collaboration and positivity. It’s still a growing organization so I can use my previous consulting work experience to help my team. I love being able to work with my team every day.” Ritu believes this positive culture plays out in many important ways. “One of my colleagues was hurt in a car accident last year. Everyone chipped in, shared her responsibilities, and checked on her to make sure she was taken care of. It’s a close-knit group.”
Ritu was also impressed with her ability to access senior executives. “I was part of a mentorship program where newcomers were able to meet with several executives and talk with them,” she says. “In six months, I’ve personally interacted with more of Eastern’s executives than I saw in the six years of my previous job.”
Senior Vice President, Team Leader, C&I Lending Group
Joined Eastern Bank in 2004
“Rewarding. We create opportunities. Philanthropic.”
Prior to joining Eastern, Dan Field worked at a larger financial institution in commercial lending. He knew of Eastern’s reputation as being a great place to work, however the idea of working at a smaller bank made him nervous. Dan questioned Eastern’s ability to compete with the larger banks he once worked for.
“The more research I did about Eastern, the more I found that it had all the products and services of a big bank,” Dan says. “From the customer to the employee, everyone was happy. Big banks just don’t have that reputation. Eastern has attracted such a great group of people. It’s a place that I can advance my career and grow.”
Eastern’s commitment to philanthropy is what stands out to Dan. He volunteers at Cradles to Crayons with his kids as he is a firm believer in exposing his children to nonprofits that do meaningful and impactful work in the community. “Eastern is small enough that your individual performance moves the needle. It’s impactful because it’s good for the Bank and for the community. We give 10% of net profits to charity so working hard benefits everyone. I love working here; it’s one of the best-kept secrets out there.”
AVP, Training and Implementation Specialist
Joined Eastern Insurance in 2011
“Caring. Diverse. Inclusive.”
Nina Terenzi has spent her entire career in insurance but when the firm she once worked for closed, she was on the hunt for a new job. That’s when she saw an online posting at Eastern Insurance. After talking with colleagues who had made the switch she was able to get a sense of the culture. “As soon as I came in for the interview I knew instantly that this was where I was going to work. I clicked with the person who interviewed me and there was just this feeling!”
Nina is also aware of how size can impact service and internal relationships. “With over 300 people here, we are a large insurance organization but we have a local feel. We forge great relationships with our customer which means we hire people who care about others. There is a sense of camaraderie and joy that comes with working with that kind of person. It’s rare to find someone who says they aren’t willing to help you; someone will always be there. From construction workers to architects to medical workers, I get to meet new people every day. I just love it.”
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