Careers at WaterStone Bank

WaterStone Bank offers employees benefits typically associated with large financial institutions, while fostering a small bank atmosphere. Employees are provided with opportunities to grow personally and professionally by developing strong relationships with management. WaterStone Bank encourages employees to express ideas and offer solutions to issues that may arise within the organization. With customer service excellence leading operations, employees should experience a similar working environment. WaterStone Bank recognizes the importance of work life balance and provides its’ employees with on-site workout facilities, passes and discounts to area attractions, flexible schedules, an Employee Assistance Program and many other Work/Life benefits.

About WaterStone
Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission:

WaterStone Bank is passionate about serving our communities by providing an unparalleled banking experience for our customers, excellent advancement opportunities for our employees, and outstanding value for our shareholders.

Our Vision:

We are dedicated to being a top financial resource in the communities we serve by expanding our expertise, strengthening customer loyalty, and maximizing shareholder value.

Community Investment:

WaterStone Bank, through a variety of funding sources, is big on heart and long on community caring. Monetary support is available for organizations within the southeastern Wisconsin communities that are served by WaterStone Bank. The Bank focuses on supporting organizations serving community needs in, but not limited to, community development, education, and youth organizations.

Development & Growth

WaterStone Bank believes in and strives for the advancement of its employees, by providing on site training in many areas of the banking industry. Our on site training provides a variety of materials that encourages our employees to develop their skills and knowledge in many different areas of the banking industry.

Through our Education Reimbursement Program and external training options, employees may attend training that will help them advance into a new position within the company. Most open positions are posted internally to encourage growth and to display the present opportunities within the bank.

Through specialized training and certification programs, WaterStone Bank begins development of its employees from the day they join the company.

Diversity & Inclusion / Community Involvement

As a company, WaterStone Bank embraces diversity among our employees. We believe our success hinges on fostering a diverse and inclusive corporate culture by employing individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with divergent perspectives, values, and beliefs. We view these differences as assets to the groups and organizations with which they interact. Having employees that are reflective of the various communities we serve is important to us as an organization and is an essential component of our recruitment strategy.

In addition, as a local financial institution with a long history serving the community, WaterStone Bank has an active charitable foundation that gives more than half a million dollars a year to local nonprofits that serve women, children and veterans, support our local schools and develop our community in a variety of ways. We also provide products designed especially for our active duty service members, military veterans and reserve and National Guard service members, offer scholarships at area high schools and provide support in the community through employee volunteer initiatives. We work daily to identify opportunities for our employee base to connect in meaningful and enriching ways with the communities we serve.

As an organization, community support is a strong component of who we are and is one part of how we create a holistic, inclusive workplace.

Past, Present, and Future

Where we started: From 1921 through May 2008, WaterStone Bank was known primarily as Wauwatosa Savings Bank. The bank experienced quite a bit of growth throughout the years leading up to 2008, both in new branch offices and in additional product lines. Since 1921, WaterStone has served local communities as a financial institution known for its tradition of stability and community involvement.

Where we are now: WaterStone Bank has continued to grow its branch network, with offices in Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, Franklin/Hales Corners, Fox Point, Greenfield, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, West Allis, and Brookfield. With the opening of six branch locations since August 2006, WaterStone Bank has continued to grow into communities in Southeast Wisconsin. WaterStone Bank transitioned from a savings bank into a full service institution offering mortgage products, home equity products, checking, savings, certificates of deposit, money market, IRA accounts, commercial loans, and business banking products.

Where we are going: It is apparent that WaterStone Bank is no longer a typical savings and loan institution; our markets reach beyond Wauwatosa. WaterStone Bank plans to continue to expand geographically to other communities. Our intentions are to be the premier community bank in all the communities we serve.

Affirmative Action Disclosure

WaterStone Bank values diversity in the workplace. We strive to encourage diversity by providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. We work to attract and retain a diverse workforce and take affirmative action measures to ensure that applicants and employees are treated without regard to any of these characteristics.

WaterStone Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), being an Equal Opportunity employer means not discriminating against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We also do not discriminate against a person who complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

WaterStone Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled - Affirmative Action Employer