First American Bank

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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2.5 10 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Everett Crawford

(3 ratings)

22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall it is a decent opportunity.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork Environment, Co-workers, Hours, Decent salary

    ConsOverall growth, locations, politics, incentive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule. Good work life balance.

    ConsLimited opportunities outside of retail.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 Jobs for the price of 1.5

    Personal Banker (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsImpeccable Training: Knowledge-wise for Banking, you become the equivalent of an ABM/BM at other banks

    ConsThe Pay: What they don't tell you is that you're not just a PB. You're customer service, you're a loan officer, you're a small business banker, and so on and so on. But your "title" is only Personal Banker so you get paid slightly better than the average banker for doing three times as much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough your business model is fantastic by banking 30-50K on every employee because most banks pay three separate humans where you pay one. For those who understand that they're getting shafted, they're not going to stay very long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tedious Training Program

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you're the type of person who just wants to get by in life, this is the place for you. Just show up.

    ConsThe company offers little in terms of personal and professional growth. Overall, the company is way out of the times and has no sense of the technology growth occurring in the banking industry right now. They say they have the best customer service, but so does every other bank on the block. Overall, the organization is very bureaucratic. Maybe 1 of 10 people I met at the company I was glad to have as a co-worker. Most are miserable and specifically told me they don't like their jobs and wish they had left years ago.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf employees actually enjoy their job, it will be easier for them to make sales. Provide a more genuine atmosphere rather than fake smiles or no smiles at all. Invest more in technology.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a company that values employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe loan department managment was very helpful and understanding with career path

    ConsThe middle management is awful along with upper management.
    They did not promote within. I experience favouritism by certain managers.
    They do not compete with pay or benefits
    Was told “Your lucky you have a job when so many people are looking”

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure middle management.
    Determine pay raise base on workload
    Make up for past 0 pay raises

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful Place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Elk Grove Village, IL

    ProsSome of the customers are nice. The hours you worked at the branch were nice. Many holidays off. Thats it.

    ConsEverything. Poor management at the upper level. Sales and no compensatiion for it. No incentive for selling just something your expected to do and nothing to show for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect and they will stick around and reward you. If you want people to sell make it worth their while. Consant sales pitches cause customers to leave so be careful about it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    First American Bank - Responsive Management with a long term business plan

    Vice President (Current Employee) Elk Grove Village, IL

    ProsDue to a streamlined organizational structure, Sr. management as well as ownership is accessible and extremely responsive to changing market conditions with a long term track record of strong business ethics. Additionally they have a long term outlook on their business which provides stability over the increasing quarterly focus of larger organizations. They have provided long term growth opportunities for employees at all levels fostering a high level of loyalty.

    ConsRecently the organization seems to have taken the dedication of their long term employees for granted with diminishing recognition of individual achievement or rewards for innovation,

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet aside more time to thank individual employees all levels for extraordinary effort.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good one for the beginners

    Associate Personal Banker (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prosonly 8 hrs work...no tension.

    Conssame process...no growth . u will get bored doing it again and again after a year ...

    Advice to Senior Managementcan do better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A very professional work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe hours and location were convenient

    ConsManager I reported to was not very supportive

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview how upper management is relating to people who report to them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gained some crucial experience, but lack of growth potential

    Loss Prevention Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat customer service
    Good Benefits
    Informative Senior Management

    ConsLack of growth potential
    Compensation
    Small local bank

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not hire your friends if they are not qualified for the job

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