First Bank Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Help Desk Support

    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in San Juan, PR

    I worked at First Bank

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    monitoring multiple system servers HP Ticket system

    Cons

    Maintained trouble-ticket system to record and track user calls and emails

    Advice to Management

    Perform physical inventory of all computer on main campus and keep them updated

  2. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Retail Banking Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Retail Banking Manager

    I have been working at First Bank

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

    Pros

    Small community bank, customer friendly

    Cons

    technology, out of date, cumbersome

  3. Great family owned community bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family owned, lots of talented and friendly people, supportive and positive corporate culture.

    Cons

    Not a lot of branches/ATM's so selling can be difficult if that is a deal breaker for the client. All operations are in Missouri so growth can become limited.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in technology in the branches and marketing to attract more clients.

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  5. Community banking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A community bank is a good first step to learning about how the world of finance operates. FirstBank offers entry level positions with which one can learn and earn. The bank is a fast growing bank and has family values. The bank offers many employee appreciation events and is very involved with the community.

    Cons

    There is limited flexibility on work schedule. One must work the 8 to 5 time frame. I share office space with two other people in small office with no windows.

    Advice to Management

    Use merit system of some type for upward mobility opportunities. Post all job opportunities not promote without competitive process.

  6. Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Paris, IL
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Paris, IL

    I have been working at First Bank part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Everyone works together as a family, and it is a great place to have growth available within the company.

    Cons

    The shorted hours on Saturday make it inconvenient to plan things for the weekend.

  7. It has been a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at First Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Is the second biggest bank in the island and the brand is recognize by the service

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the Human Resource Department as well as some high hierarchy Management Leaders are not role model of the company mission and vision.

  8. Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Operations in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at First Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    They make sure you are trained really well before they let you do the job by yourself.
    They don't like gossip. Everyone very friendly. If you smoke, they allow you two smoke breaks as well as lunch. If you make an error, they will pull you into an office to discuss it rather than telling you at your desk, while the whole department listens. Good communication.

    Cons

    Ran out of work and expected to stay until your shift ended (most of the time for 2 hours).

  9. Good company that weathered the storm.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at First Bank full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family-owned - not focused on the next quarter - focused on growing over time.

    Cons

    Compete against all the big guys - Wells, Bank of America, US Bank.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller organization - hirer from the outside.

  10. Great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Ketchikan, AK
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Ketchikan, AK

    I worked at First Bank full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Willing to promote from within, a friendly place to work.

    Cons

    If you are under one certain person, they make you feel like a child and cannot do anything for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees shine. We are capable of being more then you let us.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at First Bank full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees were nice and worked well together as a team.

    Cons

    Horrible management, lousy pay, lousy hours.

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