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FirstMerit Chairman, President, and CEO Paul G. Greig
Paul G. Greig
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    Good Company with Great Benefits

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    Former Employee - Trust Operations Specialist II in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Trust Operations Specialist II in Akron, OH

    I worked at FirstMerit full-time (more than 5 years)


    Nice people. Benefits are excellent. From day one you receive 15 days PTO and benefits. No waiting period. Benefits are reasonably priced too. I never had a problem when I needed time off and you could make up time too. The department I was in was very supportive when I had a serious illness and had to be off work for over a month. You would receive a merit raise every year. Was usually 3% or less but it was something.


    Overall, you do not feel appreciated company-wise. When I first started, we received a calendar from the CEO for Christmas. That dwindled down to a card and finally, nada. They also use to have an employee appreciation week with little gifts and a special recognition lunch. They stopped doing that as well.

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    At least show your employees you appreciate them by sending them a Christmas card. It's the least you can do.

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FirstMerit Interviews

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    Payroll Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at FirstMerit.

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    I submitted my application and heard nothing for 2-3 MONTHS. I applied in January and I received a call to set up a phone interview in April. Phone interview & 2 in-person interviews in 1 week. The following Monday, they called to offer me the position. However, I declined, because I accepted a better position elsewhere.

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    Accepted a better offer at another company

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Headquarters Akron, OH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1962
Type Company - Public (FMER)
Industry Finance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

FirstMerit Corporation is the holding company for FirstMerit Bank, which provides retail and commercial banking services through more than 150 branches in Ohio and western Pennsylvania, and about another 50 in the Chicago area. Serving local consumers and small to midsized businesses, the bank provides standard services such as deposit accounts, credit and debit cards, and loans. The bank and its subsidiaries also offer wealth management, securities brokerage, equipment lease financing, insurance, and trust services. FirstMerit entered the Chicago market in early 2010 by... More

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