First Financial Bancorp

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Updated April 9, 2015
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First Financial Bancorp President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, President, and CEO, First Financial Bank Claude E. Davis
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  1. Growth opportunities with First Financial Bancorp.

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Financial Bancorp

    Pros

    The management team was very supportive and motivating. The management staff was very helpful to both new and experienced employees and independent agents who worked there.

    Cons

    The mortgage industry profession has drastically changed since the start of the Credit Crisis back in 2007. It is challenging to deal directly with the Big Banks, and it can be quite expensive to pay for consistent marketing strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there in order to ride out the economic "roller coaster ride" that has affected so many people in the financial industry since 2007.

  2. Great culture, out of touch management

    • 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 Financial Bancorp (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation, size, locations, benefits,

    Cons

    Out of touch management. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect for your employees.

  3. First Financial offers plenty of opportunity for those willing to work.

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

    I have been working at First Financial Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    First Financial delivers competitive pay for new hires. From my experience in the corporate headquarters, people notice who goes the extra mile and those people are generally rewarded.

    Cons

    Often times even though hard work is recognized and appreciated, pay increases and promotions can be insignificant causing good employees to leave to get the raise they deserve.

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  5. Assistant Branch Manager

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

    I worked at First Financial Bancorp

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

    Pros

    Great Company that cares about employees and customers

    Cons

    Need to structure sales programs better

  6. Not satisfied

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Financial Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Not sure there are pros

    Cons

    Call center was the bottom of the company and hard to move up from.

  7. Good culture. A startup like environment

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

    I worked at First Financial Bancorp

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

    Pros

    A startup like environment. Lot of opportunities to learn and try new things

    Cons

    Lack of work and visibility

  8. It can be a good company, depending on your manager

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

    I worked at First Financial Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It is a very friendly company, and the work is not too bad. But two of my three managers meant well and were good to work for. I still keep in touch with a former co-worker. The office culture is not very flexible - there are strict rules about not hanging things up in your cube, and the meetings can be dominated by people who are not related to the work at hand.

    Cons

    It is a large, complicated bureaucracy, and the projects and organization act accordingly. I started when it was much smaller - they bough five or ten other banks in five years, probably tripling in branches and deposits. Plus, a new regime made it more streamlined but less flexible.

    Advice to Management

    There is no training - they are a bank and promote their loan and deposit programs only. There are no promotions unless you have the right friends. The employee discounts can be good, plus free coffee. Mostly pay attention to your people, and have a better review process - it is not good to only talk about your role and performance only once a year.

  9. Political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Granbury, TX
    Former Employee - Teller in Granbury, TX

    I worked at First Financial Bancorp full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for positions. Provided good learning environment. The training was mandatory but well worth the effort.

    Cons

    The branch president has harassed employees to vote for government issues the way he wants you to vote,

    Advice to Management

    Do not impede on employee freedoms

  10. no complaints

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Highland, IN
    Former Employee - Teller in Highland, IN

    I worked at First Financial Bancorp part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good coworkers and offered benefits to part time employees

    Cons

    not as flexible with the schedule as they could be

  11. Good place to work

    • 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 Financial Bancorp

    Pros

    Good job for a second income.

    Cons

    Pay is not consistant between branches. Training could be better.

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