We are a financial services firm providing banking, investment, mortgage and insurance services to consumers and businesses. We are intent on being "more than a bank," hiring only seasoned professionals to deliver distinctive service and effective advice.
How to Get Hired
We asked Pinnacle Financial Partners for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Our stated vision is to be the best financial services firm and the best place to work in Tennessee. We can’t possibly achieve this if we don’t hire the best people. Consequently, we require a minimum of 10 years of experience for most roles and five years for a few. We target candidates who are known to be “happy and successful” where they are. In general, other than a limited number of roles requiring very specialized or technical skills, we tend not to hire anyone circulating a resume or looking for a job because that likely indicates they are either unhappy or have been unsuccessful where they are. We specifically target candidates known by at least one of our current associates to be happy and successful. We look for people who are great team players, have a heart to serve and a proven ability to produce results.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Generally, we only hire people who have been recommended by our associates based on their previous work experience with them. So to construct our hiring pipelines we involve our associates in brainstorming sessions to identify top candidates. Because virtually all of our associates have worked at other banks, we know the best players in our markets and have an idea of who would be a good cultural fit for our team. We also offer an online application on our website at www.pnfp.com.
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
Potential associates are contacted directly by the hiring manager. Each candidate is interviewed by at least three people (one being a leadership team member). We spend a lot of time ensuring that potential associates understand key differences between Pinnacle and the large regional banks from which they are likely coming. It is as critical that they understand our uniqueness as that we understand their capabilities. This is invaluable in ensuring we get the “right fit.”
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We recruit seasoned professionals, people who have already proven themselves as team players who know how to develop strong relationships with clients and fellow associates.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
100 percent of our new associates are recommended by someone who already works here. If a highly-experienced financial professional or skilled professional is interested in working here, the best way to get noticed is to be recommended by a current associate.