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Customer Service Manager, Vice President
Retail & Business Banking – Milford, Connecticut
Joined in 2000
Silvi Sboui

I joined People's United Bank as a part-time teller while I was in college. Many co-workers were extremely helpful and guided me along my career path. I was very fortunate to have managers who coached me on the different aspects of the banking. I observed several co-workers being promoted in my first six months with the bank and my managers always took the time to celebrate their successes. I was very motivated being a part of this environment. I always believed that I could have a future with People's United Bank. I was accepted into the management training program after six months.

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Working at People's United Bank, I have always been given support in developing my skills to provide a superior Customer Experience to our banking customers. Many senior level employees have guided me and provided help when needed. People's United Bank is continually providing us with the tools to excel in our position and many training sessions are offered. The training from the senior level employees has been invaluable. I will always be grateful to my co-workers and managers for being so supportive and willing to share their expertise. Our work environment is very positive and I know that my manager is always available to help me with anything I might need to improve our business and continue my personal growth. I am also encouraged to get involved in the community which I do by volunteering and being an active member in the Orange Chamber of commerce. My community involvement has helped me understand the needs and challenges of the local business community and I am able to provide them with solutions.


Manager, Commercial Learning and Development
Commercial Banking
Joined in 1998
Sharon Martinez

I started as a part time Data Entry Clerk as I worked my way through school. What I didn't realize back then was the amazing career I would build right here at People's United - no need to leave! I have had a tremendous journey working in Operations, Mortgage Origination, Branch Management, Human Resources and now Commercial Banking. I was able to build off each of my experiences, grow in the corporate world and expand my networks.

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I love the culture - the people are like my family. People's United encourages the development of their employees. Opportunities are given to those who work hard and drive for success. The organization is on a constant continuous improvement track and I love it! We can always find ways to make a process better and more efficient. We are customer experience driven and it makes work so rewarding. I wouldn't have been here this long if I didn't firmly believe that!

People's United actively supports my community involvement and I currently volunteer for the Barnum Festival, a Bridgeport based organization that brings activities and events to the community that celebrate Bridgeport's history and gives back to residents. The work is rewarding and encouraged by People's United - a win-win for me!




Manager, Talent Management
Human Resources
Joined in 1996
Rob Preto-Rodas

I began my career as a Retail Management Trainee. After completing the program I worked for Retail Banking as a branch manager in both Traditional and Stop & Shop branches for 6 years.

Wanting a new challenge and having the desire to help others learn, in 2002 I applied for and was hired into the next chapter of my career at People's United as a Training Specialist in Regional Banking Training. I really enjoyed this position as it allowed me to use my experience as a branch manager to help others learn about “life” in the retail branch world! In the four and a half years as a Training Specialist (and later, Sr. Training Specialist), I had the opportunity to meet and train employees at all levels.

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Opportunity again knocked on the door in 2007 when a position opened in Learning & Development as a Program Manager. This allowed me to grow beyond retail specific training and build capabilities around leadership development, performance management and diversity. Finally, in 2011, I accepted the role of Manager of Talent Management which oversees the practices associated with performance management and talent planning through out the organization.

Working for People's United has provided me with many opportunities both inside and outside the organization. I enjoy the fast paced, often changing environment that affords continued growth and development no matter what you do or where you work!


Customer Service Manager, VP
Retail & Business Banking – Woodbridge, Connecticut
Joined in 1978
Scott Zimmerman

I was hired as a part-time teller while attending college. I really enjoyed working with customers in a team environment. After graduating, I got a full-time job with the bank and was accepted into the Retail Management Training Program. I served in various management positions throughout our branch banking network. In 1991, I joined our Residential Mortgage Department as a Processing Team manager. This gave me the opportunity to develop new skills. After 10 years in the mortgage area I took a project management position in our Consumer Deposit Products Department. In 2004 I returned to Regional Banking as a Vice President - Customer Service Manager in our Woodbridge office. I found the outstanding teamwork and high level of customer experience the same as when I last worked in the branches 15 years earlier.

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After nearly 34 years at People’s United Bank, it is easy to say why I enjoy working here. It is the culture. People’s United deeply and honestly cares about its customers, its employees and the communities it serves. This culture was developed many, many years ago when we were only one office in Bridgeport, CT. The bank, its officers and employees have carried it forward through the years to the present day.


People's United Bank, N.A. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Click on the link to view an electronic version of the EEO is the Law poster.

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