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Bremer Financial Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
16 Reviews
3.5
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall my experience working at this company is good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees are basically very friendly, small company feel.

    Cons

    The compensation isn't the best, but it's good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest having more diversity in the management ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Profits go to Bremer Foundation, then returned to communities through grants to local non-profits. Who else does that?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, decent pay. Majority owned by non-profit Otto Bremer Foundation, so profits return to communities through grants to local non-profits.

    Cons

    I know personnel matters are confidential, but people seem to disappear frequently with no explanation to staff or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    employer-employee relations need improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Bremer Financial

    Pros

    volunteer opportunities are abundant and encouraged

    Cons

    client-facing employees are undervalued. management does not promote working as a team. some longstanding managers in Lake Elmo are incapable or lazy. numerous areas can be improved upon but there is little to no action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make some rounds. ask questions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good environment but no room for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cusotomer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Cusotomer Service Associate

    I have been working at Bremer Financial part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and there is a great sense of community within the company

    Cons

    I have been working here for three years as a teller and applied for a personal banker position. I thought it would be an easy transition and an easy way to advance my career as I just recently graduated college however, I did not get the job. Another women got the job that worked in a bank for one year almost 5 years ago. It made me feel under valued as an employee and not very important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, very boring work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bremer Financial full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great work/life balance, no stress

    Cons

    pay is very poor, no advancement opportunities, very bureaucratic and hierarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't just advance based on age/great ideas doesn't just come from veteran employees, give responsibility to others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Management-lack of communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA
    Former Employee - CSA

    I worked at Bremer Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits the company offered were the thing that keeps people working there.

    Cons

    Lagging on technology, no room for advancement, very poor leadership, lack of communication, the CSA's do a lot of work promoting the bank and are usually the first person the public is in contact with, but they are the least appreciated and paid the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership at the local level had much to be desired. If there is something that needs to be addressed, then address it. Bremer usually only wants younger employees but there are many qualified people who are less than 30 years old that have a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge to offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to get experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bremer Financial part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Upper management was respectful and helpful to employees

    Cons

    Difficult to move into a higher position, not many openings available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    typical bank

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bremer Financial full-time

    Pros

    above average benefits, many nice employees

    Cons

    reactive rather than proactive management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fun environment, career advancement stresses on how long you've been with the company and not what you personally offer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Bremer Financial part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, fairly laid back. They don't stress referrals and strongly as other big banks.

    Cons

    Slow career advancement, not willing to teach employees new things even at the employee's request

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees who are the best fit for a job, not who has been there longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    They treat employees very well, and offer a lot of opportunities for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Teller in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Bremer Financial part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, decent pay, good way to build relationships.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better.

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