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Bank Midwest Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
13 Reviews
2.7
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Teller Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller Supervisor in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Teller Supervisor in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Bank Midwest full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were good, such as vacation, Holidays off with pay, 401k program, in which they matched up to a certain percent. Medical insurance was affordable.

    Cons

    Meeting sales goals, especially in a slow period. When the bank is sold and we merge with others and changes are made throughout the institution such as benefits and our business name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were in the process of compensating for sales goals, but was not in place, yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No thanks

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

    I have been working at Bank Midwest

    Pros

    ??? None this company is only investore driven

    Cons

    Ridiculous challenge. Hard to live through

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at Bank Midwest full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not the worst place to work. Have good core values, putting the client first.

    Cons

    Need to work on consistency, everything is different day by day... depeneding on which department wants to do that day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall a good Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Client Services Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Bank Midwest full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is considerate and nice in client services
    work independently
    clients are generally nice

    Cons

    strict schedule adherance
    hard to break through departmental silos
    system goes down one in a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A company that no longer has integrity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank Midwest

    Pros

    They have a good benefits package but they take a few benefits away every year. Example: they will no longer contribute their part of the 401k match for their employees until the end of the year and if your employment with them ends before the end of the year you get nothing.

    Cons

    To many to state them all but here are a few: they will only hire part time tellers with no benefits then schedule them full time and continue to give no benefits, if you complain they will say that you don't matter to them and if they don't fire you they will harass you until you quit. They are also systematically forcing out or firing all of the middle aged or older women that have worked for them for decades because 1. These women no longer fit their image 2. These women make too much money because they have so much tenure. They strong arm their employees to donate to charities through them so they can get the tax write
    Off. Again just a few cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! You have lost almost all of your loyal, talented employees and this is having a horrible affect on the quality of customer service that is being delivered and causing the development of a horrible company reputation. Appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller I in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Teller I in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Bank Midwest full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours

    Cons

    Not organized, nothing is set

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Non-post Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Non-post Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Bank Midwest full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, and work place environment

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about Bank Midwest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Regional Managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Banking Center Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Banking Center Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Bank Midwest full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    When able to give good customer service, the customers really appreciated you.

    Cons

    Company more worried about new sales than taking care of current clients needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in good customer service associates to go along with sales people. Terrible regional managers are costing you good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Get off the Sinking Ship...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Bank Midwest full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very complete and thorough benefits package including low cost medical insurance, as well as vision and dental for next to nothing. Business casual attire which helps for comfort during long work days. Lots of promotional opportunities internally once your foot is in the door.

    Cons

    Crappy Servers (frequent crashes or delays on multiple software programs). Turning associates into shady "car salesman" type personas rather than well-rounded individuals concerned with providing great service (instead of "how many products can I talk this client into?"). Horrible pay scales (ask for a HIGH salary if you get an offer so that you can eventually meet in a spot remotely close to an agreeable number for you...I was ashamed of some of the offers they approved for me to give new employees--they REALLY take advantage if you don't know what a "typical" bank salary is. Extended weekend hours and continued "thinning" of staff make for poor quality of life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over-working and under-paying your associates. You preach about equal "e-scale" between clients and associates alike....but yet when it comes down to it, the associates are constantly being left high and dry. Associates quit...and to "save a buck" the position doesn't get refilled. FURTHER straining your remaining staff!!! You say you're "building a plane as you fly it"....guess what? Your plane is crashing. Step back from the over-stressed sales campaigns and so-called incentives and LOOK at your employees. They are TIRED. They are STRESSED. They are CONFUSED. Policy changes left and right with LITTLE notice or training provided. Regionals need to stop brown-nosing Senior Management and HR, and start spending quality time with their banking centers. Don't visit just when you have a quarterly review to perform, or a disciplinary action to hand out. Pay attention. You're abandoning your teams for the sake of chasing a dollar. We need you and you aren't there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    New Company Will Continue to Struggle Until OLD Bank Midwest Mgmt is Gone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Moving in the right direction now that a family that does not know how to run a bank is out of the picture.

    Cons

    The Family put a lot of personal friends into positions for which they are completely unfit. Until they are replaced by people who actually know how to do the job, we will struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When reviewing your upper- and middle-management, "If they worked for "The Family" they need to work somewhere else."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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