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Great place to work, learn and advance in a communmity driven environment

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Wintrust Financial

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Community driven and concious with lots of opportunity to advance and educate yourself and peers. Open work environment with management available to bounce ideas off of and offer advice.

Cons

Less competitive salary structure with no stock option opportunities for incentive.

Advice to Management

Provide opportunities for employees to receive options as an incentive/bonus and other stock rewards besides an employee stock purchasing plan.

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  1. Awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people, and tons of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Overtime availability, and investment opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Greater/scheduled salary increases are needed.


  2. Up Your Game

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wintrust Financial (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Reasonable working hours
    Not too much micromanagement
    Conveniently located
    An office with great views
    Great coffee in the lobby, and a good gym nearby as well
    Not too many frivolous meetings

    Cons

    A generally apathetic and mildly to moderately discontent culture. Not quite dysfunctional enough to warrant one star, but still pretty bad. I imagine it's kind of like working for the DMV, except everyone you work with is a college graduate from a third tier institution (that's not to say every college graduate from a 3rd tier institutions is dumb though, as some are quite brilliant) .

    Also, I can't speak to other peoples' experiences, but I felt totally out of place there. I also witnessed insane levels of turnover among the analysts, which doesn't speak well to the future viability of their investment product offerings.

    Also, there was lots of middle management bloat.

    Advice to Management

    A wealth management company is not a bank. Stop treating it like one. Autocratic decision making, rigid hierarchy, a culture that rewards conventionality over originality, and so forth are the exact opposite traits that a company needs if it's going to produce superior investment results and provide high quality customer service.


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