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Career Growth

Career Growth and Development

It's time to think outside the corporate ladder. No matter where you are or where you've been, Commerce gives you the tools and resources to grow and develop. Whether your moving up, over or anywhere in between, you can make sure the next step is your best step yet.

Nothing makes us prouder than watching one of our team members grow personally and professionally. We pride ourselves in having some of the best internal development programs in our industry. We give our team members coaching and mentoring to help them reach their goals. If you’ve got the right stuff, Commerce wants to give you all you need to climb to the top. Our various programs give you the tools you’ll need to prepare for the next stage of your career.

“As a new team member, these conversations have helped me to fully understand my manager’s expectations. It also allows me the ability to be proactive in my time management and communication, and maintain awareness of areas where I can be agile and still meet all the goal sets.” — Commerce Bank Team Member

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ALIGNing around team members’ goals

Our performance review process, ALIGN, is structured to help you set actionable goals and keep them in focus through ongoing interactive discussions with your leaders. You'll check in with your manager on a monthly basis to touch base and make sure you're on track toward meeting your goals. Team members have shared the following feedback about the process:



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Discover your path with Commerce for U—your one-stop development resource. Whether it’s advancing in your field, learning something new or growing your existing expertise, Commerce for U makes personal and professional development accessible to you.


This program helps you focus on the four main paths of your career journey:

Know Yourself
At the core of any journey is a destination. Commerce for U lets you pinpoint the right destination by helping you focus on your values and define what career success looks like for you. Through competency assessments and development questionnaires, we’ll help you determine your next best move.


Know the Bank
Our Ambassador Program pairs new team members with a seasoned Commerce team member to help you orient to the company. The Discover Commerce Program then provides a fun and interactive way to learn more about other parts of the bank. You will meet different areas of the bank through in-person and digital fairs, as well as interactive campaigns that highlight lines of business.


Plan Your Path
Have your sights set on a role? Now it's time to chart your path to get there. Commerce Pathways is a job shadowing program that allows you to explore jobs you might be interested in and expand your network by shadowing someone in that role.


Guiding Others
As a manager or supervisor, you play a critical role in supporting your team’s development. We offer resources to help you grow others through our Mentoring Program, Aspiring Manager Program, development guides and more.


Getting Involved
Starting a new job can be intimidating. That’s why Commerce makes it easy for team members to connect with one another and build networks quickly. By joining one of our Employee Resource Groups you’ll quickly feel at home at Commerce with like-minded professionals who can help you on your career journey through mentorship, social activities and community involvement.

You Keep Learning and We’ll Keep Paying

Sometimes it takes outside training to keep growing professionally and Commerce is ready to help. Continuing Education & Education Assistance is available if your job requires or encourages you to seek professional licenses or designations to further your knowledge (Series 7, CFA, etc.). We’ll even reimburse you for approved expenses if you want to work toward a qualified undergraduate or graduate degree.


Rising Stars

If you’re a rising star, we have a development program designed for you. Not only will you get to work side by side with our top leaders, you’ll learn how to lead and influence teams and build on the leadership skills you already have.
Learn more about our Ascend Career Acceleration Program.

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Seasoned Leaders

If you’re a seasoned leader, we have the Leadership Development Series and Executive Mentoring Program that are designed to take you to the next level. We’ll help you prepare for exciting opportunities as you increase the scope of your leadership and responsibilities.


Tech Stars, Too

Technology is such an important part of our business, so we have a great development program designed for our IT stars, too.
Learn more about our Developer Acceleration Program.





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