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Wintrust Financial Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
20 Reviews
3.2
20 Reviews
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Wintrust Financial President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Wayne Hummer Investments, Wayne Hummer Trust, Wayne Hummer Asset Management, and First Insurance Funding Edward J. Wehmer
Edward J. Wehmer
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  1.  

    Overall, a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance or change positions. Since there are 15 banks, if no opportunities are open at one bank, something will probably come up at another bank.

    Cons

    There seems to be some political maneuvering at headquarters--some people trying to make names for themselves without taking ownership of their actions (or lack of action).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before asking banks to staff themselves leaner, look at Rosemont's productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Entry Level Corporation, but career will become stagnate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People. The corporation just bought a new building.

    Cons

    Unorganized. The management is horrible and the pay is below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you do not increase wages, you'll lose your best people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wintrust is a nice place to work except for the department I am in

    Cons

    To draconian in my department. Management is old fashion and out of touch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people through out the firm, but very low paying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial

    Pros

    Excellent co workers, very knowledge with top industry experience

    Cons

    Very segmented company with disproportionate compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees based on meritocracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Bank in Chicago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Banking Officer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Commercial Banking Officer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    Investment in education for the companies younger employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in education for younger employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast Growing local banking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities and more coming up as we continue to grow

    Cons

    As with any place too much Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line employees...don't make decisions in a vacuum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company overall - Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Have on-site gym equipped with fitness classes for all employees free of charge. Two week vacation and unlimited sick days. Provides 401k match, medical (BCBS IL), dental and vision insurance. Discounts for AT&T, Jos A. Banks, etc.

    Cons

    Communication within departments is limited. A lot of micro managing. In order to fit in you must have a traditional mindset. Not very open to new ideas. Very cut throat environment. Not a team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to offer work/life balance. Offer remote access to all employees to allow all departments to remain functional and allow for work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Loan Officer  in  Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Commercial Loan Officer in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Growing organization, good job security

    Cons

    employees are under-compensated across the board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better attention to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Credit Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn a lot and great training program.

    Cons

    Underpaid considering the hours I work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analysts should be compensated better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great overall company for commercial banking. Salary on the low side.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent people and training. The Company is growing quickly and there is ample opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Salary below market. Disconnect with senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide internal raises and better evaluations, especially to those with less experience and fewer years in the industry. An excellent credit training program, but since you're educating general human capital, must ensure employees are properly compensated. Otherwise they will have an incentive to move taking the education you gave them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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