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Employee Insights

We could try to explain to you what it's like to work for 1st Mariner Bank, but why do that when you can hear it firsthand from the employees themselves? Read on to find out how people really feel about working for 1st Mariner.


    “I have the greatest opportunity working with a fantastic crew at 1st Mariner Bank. I believe that our bank’s culture depends on the personalities and experiences that each team player brings to the table. My team members genuine ability to be professional while still allowing their true personalities to show through when interacting with our customers ROCKS! 1st Mariner Bank is definitely a cool place to work. I truly feel that 1st Mariner Bank is here to serve the community, and that there is much potential for growth within the bank.”    

-Saruth Chu, Commercial Lending

  "I started working for 1st Mariner Bank in April of 2014 and it has been nothing but a positive experience. I am blessed with co-workers that have turned into my work family and it makes coming into work every day fun. I have a group of people who cheer me on when I am up and try to pick me up when I am down. In my almost 2 years here I have been promoted 3 times, and it wouldn't have been possible without the encouragement of the people around me. I am proud to work for this company because it's a place full of people who believe in the company, believe in the community it is a part of, and believe in their employees. 

-Kati Myers, Bel Air Branch

          “I came to work for 1st Mariner in 1998 as a Senior Loan Officer in their Residental Mortgage division originating various types of mortgage products with realtors, builders, and consumers. I left for a brief period in 2014 to explore another opportunity, but soon realized this is where I belong and decided to return. My current position is Community Lending Officer for our Residential Mortgage Division and also CRA officer for 1st Mariner Bank. There is nothing more gratifying to me than to see a smile on someone's face or receive a message of gratitude from a customer who we helped make their dream of homeownership come true. Here at 1st Mariner, your community bank, we take very seriously what many larger institutions seem to forget or take for granted: the 'customer' and the 'employee'. These are the foundations on which 1st Mariner was built, and on which they still base their reputation on today. They offer all the opportunity you can find in advancement and the employees are always willing to help you feel a part of the 1st Mariner family atmosphere. There is no doubt that my time here at 1st Mariner Bank is the finest I have ever had in my mortgage banking career."

-Charlie Maykrantz, 1st Mariner Mortgage

          “1st Mariner is a great place to work. I have been with the bank for close to 10 years. This organization has given me the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop in my career by allowing me to explore the retail as well as the commercial side of banking. I have worked in our branch network, in the Training and Employee Development department, and now I hold a position in Treasury Management. The growth opportunities that 1st Mariner Bank has to offer are ample and encouraging. The family atmosphere makes this organization a positive place to work. One of the things that I appreciate the most is the open door our executives extend to each one of the employees. Being part of a growing organization that is active and focused on the community is very rewarding." 

-Carol Trader, Treasury Management

          “I have worked at 1st Mariner Bank for 16 years. The cool thing about it is the family atmosphere. A lot of people have been here since the beginning, which shows this is a great place to work. The growth opportunities are plentiful. As I moved up through the ranks of Commercial Lending, everyone was willing to help along the way. Now I enjoy doing the same thing for others who are willing and looking to learn more.”         

-Lance Johnson, Commercial Lending


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