First Midwest Bancorp

  www.firstmidwest.com
  www.firstmidwest.com
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It's not a top 25 workplace (Chicago Tribune) for no reason...

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Decision Support Analyst  in  Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Marketing Decision Support Analyst in Itasca, IL

I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

-Rewarded for growth and performance
-Obtainable promotions and value continued learning
-Some great management throughout.
-Small business feel
-Many staff have been with company for a long time
-Strong bank in the face of economic hardship
-Focused on growth and advancement in the market

Cons

-Recent restructuring leave several areas in an area of uncertainty.
-Some "old school" thinking and executive leadership (beginning to change a bit)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing to further the company and the brand but don't lose sight of what makes First Midwest the choice for it's clients... the valued, tenured staff.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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    Dissappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp

    Pros

    It used to be a good place to work

    Cons

    Not into technology. Management is all about sales and nothing else. Environment in general is all negative

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent - Not Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corp HQ Employee  in  Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Corp HQ Employee in Itasca, IL

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility is good - but is greatly dependent on your manager.
    Raises have remained at at least 3% - even in sour economy.
    If you work hard, you will have the chance to move up - just not very fast.

    Cons

    Like anyplace lately - theme is do more with less. Staffs are lean and budgets never go up - but rather down.
    Innovation is not something that occurs here. Slow to market, slow to innovate.
    Silo'd - new executives have done little to change this - if anything, it is worse than in years past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to spend money on technology - both for employees and for client facing products. Its 2013 not 1996.

    Realize you can only become so lean before morale and loyalty go out the window.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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