We are proud of our brand and what it represents – local, professional, trustworthy bankers that make a positive impact on our customers’ lives each day.
Bar Harbor Bankshares is an independent community banking organization committed to helping our customers and shareholders achieve their financial hopes and dreams. That commitment is supported by our more than 500 employees across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Our employees are critical to the success of our company and those we serve, and we work hard to make sure our employees are supported, appreciated, and rewarded for their contributions.
At Bar Harbor Bank & Trust we have built a unique culture where employees bring heart and passion to life each and every day which earns customers’ trust and loyalty. We know that our people are our most important differentiator. We are Bar Harbor Bank & Trust!
Our culture is a collection of different attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that come together to create an exceptionally collaborative and creative place to work. Here at BHBT we work towards the common goal of creating a healthy work environment to satisfy all employees by keeping them engaged, happy and productive, while striving to create and keep a culture that continuously promotes professional growth.
What We Value
At Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, our six Brand Behaviors are more than just words. They're a way of life. We know companies with a strong culture and higher purpose perform better in the long run. As we continue to grow, we strive to ensure our culture remains alive and well.
Be all-in. Create a rewarding and exciting place to work.
Talk straight. Share the right information clearly and quickly to build great relationships.
Actively share. Build great teams to make positive things happen.
Embrace change. Value innovation and fresh thinking to improve our customer experience and team development.
Show respect. Treat others with care and respect. Maintaining a professional manner promotes real trust.
Build the best. Ensure the highest quality standards are adhered to in everything we do.
Fostering a Diverse Workforce
We strive to ensure that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We aim to constantly demonstrate our inherent, unwavering value of respect for the rich spectrum of human differences in:
- Gender, gender identity or expression
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Socio-economic status
- Veteran status
Each employee shares responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment of mutual respect and support. We maintain a culturally competent work force that demonstrates respect for the individuality of employees, customers, and visitors.
Casual for a Cause
Looking for ways to give back and get involved in larger company giving initiatives? Casual for a Cause is one of the very special community giving programs available to employees. This program is supported by contributions made through payroll deduction. It’s as easy as that! The dollars are then divided on a quarterly basis and our employees select local non-profits and other beneficiaries in need throughout our footprint. To date we have over 70% of employees taking part in this great program.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is proud to provide part- and full- time colleagues with an allotment of paid time off specifically designated to support volunteerism.