First Financial Bankshares Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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First Financial Bankshares President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, First Financial Bank, Abilene F. Scott Dueser
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  1. Horrible working experience, this company does not care for their employees.

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

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

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

    Pros

    You get great insurances working for this company.

    Cons

    Supervisors can treat you however they like and human resources will do nothing about it. Not a good working enviroment.

    Advice to Management

    Probably need to hire a different set of managers who care for their employees.


  2. Job went from good to worse with change in management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Regular workday hours with little required overtime.

    Cons

    Upper management is biased towards male employees. Communication from top down is terrible


  3. Pretty decent place to work.

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

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of different areas, sometimes too much. :)

    Cons

    Not enough resources, low salary by any standard (even adjusted for location), virtually no room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Get competitive with salaries, lower cost of insurance. Health insurance is almost 750/month!


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  5. OK

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

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours
    Friendly and conducive environment
    Great coworkers
    Rewards for performance
    Nice Work Life balance
    Decent enough benefits but could be better
    Nice if you are ok staying in the same department and not moving up for long periods of time.

    Cons

    Very Low salary/pay
    Lack of growth opportunities
    Slow promotional opportunities
    Non- challenging often times
    No maternity leave, bereavement leave, marriage leave etc
    Bias towards male employees
    HR seems to look out for the best interest of the employer more than the employee

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay for employees, provide more opportunities for employees to grow, grant more time off like marriage leave, bereavement leave, maternity leave etc. Hire more women in positions of authority.


  6. Great culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Abilene, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment and people are what make the company. Company always tries to do things to make work fun. Best work environment I've ever experienced management has great vision for the company and how to get there. Flexible when it comes to work schedule. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is decent but needs to be more competitive. Annual raises barely cover cost of living increases. Limited options for advancement.. You wont know what you will make unless you actually are offered the job and once you move into a position there is a waiting period before you can move to another position.

    Advice to Management

    Continue vision for the company but remember those at the bottom that help build it.


  7. Great company, decent pay, old school bank mentality

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

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company with quality employees
    decent pay for part-time teller
    great profit-sharing/retirement set up

    Cons

    hard to move up in the company
    pay is static, lower than most in the better roles
    old-school mentality of suits everyday even in 105 degree TX weather

    Advice to Management

    Great 401k/esop for employees, pay better to keep better talent in Abilene, develop from within. Recruit more from the local colleges and focus on rising stars


  8. Love working as a Teller at this bank

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares

    Pros

    Great people and small company atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low pay and not much time off.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Good Company

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

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stock options, good people, good hour, a good place to work if in school but terminal to career and they try to lock you into a spot with no ability to move up in the workplace no matter your qualifications

    Cons

    Lack of ability to move up in the company....bad pay


  10. Best work experience I've had in a while.

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

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The internal community is great. The bank does a lot to provide a great environment for employees and is also active in the community itself. I'm only part time but they do a good job of promotions and rewarding employees for hard work. The company is expanding greatly and it's definitely wonderful.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything besides parking, but they're adding more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, there's a reason employees stick around.


  11. Helpful (1)

    I have had a great experience working for this company and recommend it to friends regularly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Promotions are not necessarily easy to come by, but if you live where their headquarters are (in Abilene, TX), there is at least a lot of room to try many different types of jobs and see what position best fits you.

    Cons

    Pay is low (at least in Abilene, TX) and once you're hired it kind of feels like every move is a lateral move unless you can manage to get the title of "Vice President" of something.



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