After 30 years of only belonging to credit unions, this was my fist banking experience. I have to say that I was stunned at the ineptitude of their employees; at all levels, across all departments. My so-called "rep" at the bank only returned one of my phone calls, and that one only after waiting 6 days. All others were simply ignored. Have to say, she's got it in the sales department (she's a schmoozer) but then after you hand over the money, she won't give you the time of day. Months later I ran into her at the bank and she apologized for never get back with me. Seems she was too busy as she had been promoted. Perfect! Excellent choice Chase.
There are many other items to rant about but have other things to do with my day so I will just end with saying that my dog has better reasoning skills than the people they hire to work in "technical support". I spoke with 5 of them trying to describe a bug in their system (I was a programmer for 20 years) and none of them could understand what I was saying. It was surreal, like I was trying to reason with a doorknob. Finally I couldn't take it anymore and demanded to speak with a supervisor. Well, fortunately, the supervisor understood the issue immediately. It really was a very simply matter, requiring less than minimal reasoning skills and yet none of their 'technical support' could even follow a 1+1=2 discussion. Now why would Chase hire people absolutely devoid of any reasoning skills. Wouldn't that be a requirement for the position?
Taking all my monies to an un-named competitor that have their heads in a much better place.
There is an error on the Chase Find Your Local Branch site. It identifies this as 611 6th Ave and West 28th St, when it is I West 18th St. As well on some of the Chase website information there is no branch shown as being here. I've been searching for more than 45 minutes and have only just found the correct branch address. It has to be much better than this.
I have been a Chase customer for over 5 years but recently went through one of the worst experiences with a bank. Essentially, a large deposit from another reputable financial institution triggered a fraud alert and Chase, without contacting me, decided to freeze my funds to investigate. The fraud and control department was so inept they did not have the right number to contact that institution -- I think they googled the number and got the investment office who could not validate the funds so Chase decided to close my account, once again without contacting me.
Once I found out (through a letter in the mail), contacted the local branch manager who then contacted the institution to verify and resolved the matter in 5 minutes -- but the wheels were already in motion. For over 2 weeks no access to funds and could not pay bills including mortgage. Luckily I had back-up but think of those folks whose funds are all tied to one account.
The bank manager told me this happens all the time to and is very frustrated with this process - it seems they use a shotgun approach to fraud, surprising in this day and age that they can not accurately detect and assume everyone is a fraudster. Nevertheless I am banking with a credit union now.