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Watrustology is a commitment. It means going beyond banking; it means giving our best to our employees, our customers, and our communities every day.

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Even if you have never thought about working for a bank before, Washington Trust could provide you with a rewarding career. Being a regional, privately-owned business sets us apart from many banks in the area; it gives us the flexibility to empower our employees to learn and develop, both professionally and personally, without the influence of external stockholders.

Washington Trust is passionate about providing the best for our communities through high-quality, individualized banking services and community sponsorships and volunteering. If you are a community-minded individual who is looking for a career with a business focused on ethics and hard work, check out our job openings.

Caring more about the well being of our customers and employees than our quarterly profits. That’s Watrustology.

Since opening our doors in 1902, we have been driven to provide the highest level of quality service and financial stability to our customers and employees. We were built with an ethical, sustainable business model that has proven the test of time. When banks were closing their doors during the Great Depression, we kept ours open. When there were mass layoffs during the 2008 recession, we had none. We believe that long-term goals are more important than quarterly profits, and this has contributed to our success. Just as our customers have been trusting us with their financial decisions for more than a century, our employees have trusted us with helping them achieve their career goals, and we have a proven record of providing both.

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Helping you succeed in all aspects of your life. That’s Watrustology.

We believe that work should be an important part of your life, but we understand that it is not your whole life. Through our wellness program and our commitment to work-life balance, we offer a variety of ways to focus on your health and happiness. Through our work-life balance program we offer discounts to various events and activities in the community including discounted lift tickets to several of our local ski resorts, discounted movie tickets, discounted concert tickets and more. Through our wellness program we offer incentives for staying healthy through wellness competitions, and events. We also provide self-care resources, educational workshops on personal health, overall health risk assessments, and more.

A commitment to recruit and retain the most qualified individuals in the industry. That’s Watrustology.

Washington Trust Bank is committed to providing professional development and training opportunities for our valued employees. We offer several formal training programs as well as personalized one-on-one coaching and development for employees in both leadership and non-leadership positions.

Some of our programs include:

Leadership Development

The Leadership Development program invests in manager-nominated individuals who demonstrate an aptitude and work ethic to become our future bank leaders. Participants learn the application of principles in areas such as business planning, accountability, delegation, running a business, goal setting and developing and coaching others.

Leading from the Line

This is a leadership boot camp for nominated, high-potential employees. The course emphasizes the application of principles in areas such as communication, persuasion, decision making, applying your personal assessment results to leadership and collaboration. It blends live instruction with real-life management challenges, developing skills and gaining experience to prepare participants for a leadership role at the Bank.

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership is a professional development series that blends online content with group facilitation. Washington Trust Bank curates the content which includes world renown speakers, best-selling authors, and successful leaders. The course also includes group activities, a speaker series of subject matter experts, cross-functional networking opportunities, and accountability groups to promote and enhance the learning experience.

Relationship Manager Development (RMD) Program

Washington Trust Bank is developing a training program for future Commercial and Relationship Managers – starting from the ground up. The robust program admits a cohort of applicants each year, based on succession and retirement-planning forecasts in our Commercial Banking and Wealth Management divisions. Applicants accepted into the program will start as Relationship Manager Trainees and at the end of the program they can earn a position as an Associate Relationship Manager.

Retail Training

Aimed at promoting excellence in our Financial Concierges, this program covers the technical aspects of the job, as well as the skills of effectively dealing with our most important goal, outstanding customer service.

Benefits

Compensation Philosophy

Washington Trust Bank is committed to a total compensation package (base pay, benefits and, where appropriate, incentive and/or bonus plans) because we know employees are the key to our competitiveness in our markets. To that end, we offer total compensation opportunities competitive to our labor market peers in order to ensure we recruit and retain the most qualified individuals. We recognize and encourage performance excellence while attracting, retaining and rewarding the best possible workforce.

Benefit Programs

Full-and part-time employees of Washington Trust Bank enjoy comprehensive and competitive benefit plans:

Group Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (available for positions at 20 hours per week)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • AFLAC

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Health Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Parking/Transportation Reimbursement Plan

Retirement Benefits

  • 401(k) Plan featuring immediate eligibility and company match
  • Defined Contribution Plan

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation, Holidays, Personal Time Off, and Sick Leave

Child/Family Day Care Resources

  • Family Care Resource Center

Employee Assistance Program

  • Personal Counseling
  • Elder Care Assistance
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Consultations

Career Advancement

  • Customer Service Training
  • Educational Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Leading from the Line
  • Women in Leadership
  • Relationship Manager Development Program
  • Mentoring Program
  • Training Library
  • Retail Training Program
  • Online Career Planning and Development Tools
  • Personal Development Workshops and Assessments
  • Personal and Leadership Coaching
  • Various Business Skills Workshops

Employee Financial and Banking Services

  • Free Checking and Savings Accounts
  • Reduced Rates on Loans and Credit Cards
  • Interest-free Computer Loans
  • Home Mortgage Benefits

Wellness Program

  • Overall Health Risk Assessment
  • Corporate-sponsored Wellness Competitions
  • Targeted Health Coaching
  • Disease Management Programs
  • Self-Care Resources
  • Educational Workshops

Work/Life Benefits

  • Employee Family Picnic
  • Employee Holiday Party
  • Discounted Movie and Event Tickets
  • Discounted YMCA Memberships

The statements contained above are intended to describe, in general terms, the benefits offered by Washington Trust Bank. The specific terms and conditions governing the coverage are set forth in the Master Contracts on file in the Human Resources Department.


In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Washington Trust Bank, please call 509-358-8165 or email HumanResources@watrust.com.