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Busey regional bank located in Central Illinois. It has that small town feeling and is a great place to work.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Bank Teller in Bloomington, IL
Former Employee - Bank Teller in Bloomington, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Busey Bank is an incredibly flexible place when it comes to working around your personal scheduled and requesting days off.

Cons

Busey Bank does not offer much chance for advancement or promotions. I was working there for over a year and never was offered a promotion.

Advice to Management

Busey Bank was an enjoyable experience for me because it allowed me to work around my class schedule, but I would have liked to been offered a job after college.

Other Employee Reviews for First Busey

  1. Helpful (1)

    Growing too quickly for morale to keep up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Teller in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Because it is a fairly large bank, compared to most community banks, Busey can afford to compensate its employees better than many small banks. There are also very good benefits, from relatively inexpensive health and dental insurance, to an amazing 401K with 5% match, profit sharing, and stock sharing. Busey also has friendly, helpful senior leadership that make themselves available to all employees, from the managers to the tellers. They hire internally first, so if you want to move up in the company, you only have to be at your current job 6 months to be eligible for another job, and you'll often get it before someone not with the company.

    Cons

    One of the downsides to hiring internally is that people who are less qualified are often given jobs over non-Busey outsiders. This results in a lot of training, and times where people that are above you, and thus supposed to be guiding you, have no clue what they are doing. Busey also merged recently with Main Street Bank, and the company morale took a nosedive. Many people got fired to put someone with less or equivilent experience in their job, because the company could pay those people less money. Many, many people, including some who have been with the company for 40+ years were either forced into "retirement" or quit to go find jobs where they were treated better. As some people leave, new people are not hired, forcing current employees to take over their tasks with no increase in pay. Policies change daily, without much notice to employees, until they get in trouble for not doing their job correctly. Managers can be inflexible, including telling students to work their schedules around when they're needed to work at the bank. Busey has also, though paying fairly well, failed to keep up with the rising minimum wage in Illinois, so entry level personnel are compensated less than they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries to go with the rise in minimum wage, recognize that part time employees are students first and employees second, and communicate more with everyone.


  2. Analyst

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Busey full-time

    Pros

    Great culture love the people

    Cons

    Limited advancement, great pace to start a career


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