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First Financial Bancorp Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014

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2.9 16 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

First Financial Bancorp President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, President, and CEO, First Financial Bank Claude E. Davis

Claude E. Davis

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    no complaints

    Teller (Former Employee) Highland, IN

    Prosgood coworkers and offered benefits to part time employees

    Consnot as flexible with the schedule as they could be

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Political

    Teller (Former Employee) Granbury, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not impede on employee freedoms

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

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood job for a second income.

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

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    Non-Traditional Banking

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsFirst Financial really cares about their clients and staff member.

    ConsSome methods to promote "brand awareness" can be ridiculous, such as going door to door (if you are in to that sort of thing then this would be perfect for you).

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to imagine what success looks like and focus on what you have been successful doing to this point.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just when you get comfortable, things change

    Head Teller (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsLike working the 9-5 hours

    ConsDo not like having to meet sales quotas

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    Very disorganized bank

    Sales Associate II (Current Employee) North Indianapolis, IN

    ProsLearn something everyday

    A lot of great people to work with

    ConsTraining is horrible.

    Just don't work here.........

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your employees before you expect them to hit extreme sales goals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    have worked here for too long...

    Sales Associate II (Current Employee)

    ProsI love my co-workers. Some clients are great

    Consbad hours, have to work Saturdays even though I was told I wouldn't need to. very low pay for work done. all work is about is sales, sales and more sales. have to cold call clients at least 3 hours every day. Goals for sales have gone up so high they are nearly impossible to obtain

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees. give them raises if they work hard for it.

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

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    Stay away from mortgage originator jobs.

    Mortgage Originator (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsThey have a couple unique mortgage programs. Co-workers at the branches are pretty nice people.

    ConsGood luck trying to get a loan closed. Processing is the tail wagging the dog here. If processing doesn't like your file, it costs you $300 from your commission, your file gets suspended and back to the end of the line. Mortgage originators, other than the couple with an assistant, have to fight to get any deals closed. Turnover is probably over 50% among the originators annually. Most of the branches are in low to moderate income areas so you aren't going to get decent walk in or internal referral deals. The good branches are given to favorites and those folks aren't going anywhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't fix your fulfillment issues by beating up your sales force.

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

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    Growing bank = potential opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall enough to feel friendly; some opportunities to advance, specifically in sales roles; values and culture well-defined (and a few of the key leaders promote them); incentive programs for individual and corporate performance

    ConsFrequent reorganization; little interaction with senior management; poor communication; customer service varies; have let some experienced and capable people go to cut costs while letting less productive people remain

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet things work before changing them. Reward and appreciate talent at all levels.

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    Solid Employer In Abilene, TX

    Compliance (Former Employee) Abilene, TX

    ProsGood people, financially sound bank

    ConsPay is a little low and vacation time is less than industry standards

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Increase PTO.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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