First Midwest Bancorp

www.firstmidwest.com
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Not up to par with larger banks

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL

I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp

Pros

Smaller work environment makes it possible for your voice to be heard louder.
HR department listens to the employees and seems to care.
Pretty good benefits.

Cons

Lack of resources, technology and people to accomplish all that they want to do.
People do well based on how well they are liked - politics weighs heavily here and some people are in their positions due to who they are related to.
There are many "lifers" at this company that don't like change and also don't like the new people that have come in.
Lack of cooperation, accountability and responsibility from colleagues.
Lots of blaming/pointing fingers.
It's impossible to accomplish anything because nobody wants to make a decision, and this includes Senior Managers and Directors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thank you for hiring more people from the outside. The company needs more new blood, though, especially Senior-level Managers and Directors who aren't afraid to make decisions, take risks and be responsible.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

25 Other Employee Reviews for First Midwest Bancorp (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst Intern in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst Intern in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at First Midwest Bancorp

    Pros

    Opportunity to move advance
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is less than other similar jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
  2.  

    Not the worst place to work, but not the best either

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Position Within the Corporate Office in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Position Within the Corporate Office in Itasca, IL

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp

    Pros

    Workplace flexibility is something that many take advantage of, depending on the position (i.e. telecommuting, flexible hours). Benefits (i.e. Health/dental/vision) are available to both FT and PT employees. Option to buy/sell vacation.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive compared to other comparable companies, especially for PT employees. Paid holidays are the bare minimum (6/year). Pay is lower than similar banks in the area. 401K matching is not very generous. Vacation time does not roll over year to year. Opportunities for advancement are not readily available if working within the Operations sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the 401K match amount to promote more participation and attract employees to save more. Offer more paid holidays. Open more branches/offices directly west of Itasca (in DuPage/Kane counties).

    Approves of CEO
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