Bremer Financial

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Bremer Financial Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
14 Reviews
3.4
14 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Teller  in  Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Teller in Plymouth, MN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better.

  2.  

    employer-employee relations need improvement

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    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
  3.  

    Good environment but no room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Cusotomer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Cusotomer Service Associate

    I have been working at Bremer Financial part-time for 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
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  5.  

    Great people, very boring work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bremer Financial full-time for 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
  6.  

    Poor Management-lack of communication

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    Former Employee - CSA
    Former Employee - CSA

    I worked at Bremer Financial full-time for 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
  7.  

    Good place to get experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bremer Financial part-time for 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Bremer Financial part-time for 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
  10.  

    Great company to work for if you are fine with minimal advancement opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Phone Bank Personal Banker  in  Lake Elmo, MN
    Current Employee - Phone Bank Personal Banker in Lake Elmo, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, minimal sales focus, pay is decent for an entry level position.

    Cons

    Minimal advancement opportunities. Lack of management concern for current employee growth. Minimal sales focus. Advancement attainable through personality and not knowledge and skill set. Management is more focused on dealing with poor performers versus recognizing high performers for the fact they are worried of hurting poor performers feelings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees on all levels. Your entry level professionals work very hard for this company and do not get the recognition that they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Bank Teller

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Bremer Financial part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small community bank thats growing. Everyone from supervisor's to management is very friendly.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to move up because people generally like working there and stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and find ways to retain your employee's that leave because there is few openings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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