Firstbank (Michigan)

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Firstbank (Michigan) Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
10 Reviews
3.8
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Firstbank (Michigan)

    Pros

    Great about getting time off. Very easy to balance a home life with work
    Always willing to have someone help with projects.

    Cons

    Low raises, not much chance of moving up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, but frustrating if you want a promotion.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teller in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Firstbank (Michigan) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great place to start your professional career
    -Lots to learn, not boring
    -Great benefits
    -Same level employees very friendly and always willing to offer any support

    Cons

    -As a teller, you are made to feel at the bottom of the totem pole by mainly officers, and sometimes supervisors. As a teller, you do not get a lot of respect.
    -Huge gap between between officers and lower employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if there were more team building efforts between upper level management and lower level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Boring Firstbank

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Cadillac, MI
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Cadillac, MI

    I have been working at Firstbank (Michigan) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of down time, friendly customers, fun co-workers

    Cons

    Don't expect to get more than 12 cents an hour raise once a year. They only give out raises at the beginning of each year. No room for advancements. Limited hours. My hours were cut from 32 down to 12 a week. Part time employers don't get any benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Widespread Employee Disatisfaction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alma, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alma, MI

    I worked at Firstbank (Michigan) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Firstbank tries to maintain a professional environment and good public image. They are an excellent regional bank because they get to know their customers personally.

    Cons

    Employees at Firstbank are not compensated well enough for how hard they work or given bonuses or benefits to maintain morale. Employees in many departments have too much work for an 8 hour work day, but are denied overtime pay and hours. There is little room to move up into higher positions for those who earn them. To add to employees discouragement, higher up managers have received bonuses and large raises while lower-level staff receive not even a raise for cost-of-living. This created a difficult internal company culture. Many of the employees at Firstbank have dedicated decades of their lives to the company and they should be thanked with more than a card or cake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great colleagues, and great work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New Accounts Representative in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - New Accounts Representative in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Firstbank (Michigan) part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Private institution, very good ESOP, consistent raises

    Cons

    Still banking in the 80's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Lakewood, CO

    I worked at Firstbank (Michigan) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits coworkers hours, all great. Most of the customers are very nice. Free coffee daily. Frequent catered events. Free bank accounts and easier credit card applications. Lenient sales goals, easy to meet. Beer/wine for those of age on Friday evenings-- good culture, your co workers become your family. Very stable company.

    Cons

    Pay, seems difficult to really move up within the company. The customers can sometimes have an "I'm better than you" attitude. Customers constantly blame you for their financial problems--look, I'm not the one who overdrew YOUR account!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help show employees opportunities to move up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Supportive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Officer in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Bank Officer in Littleton, CO

    I have been working at Firstbank (Michigan)

    Pros

    Very supportive compnay that puts a lot of trust in its management.

    Cons

    You are promoted with your peer group regardless of your performance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to Work for with room to move up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Firstbank (Michigan) full-time

    Pros

    They care about their employees and everybody is very friendly

    Cons

    Pay is just average for what we are asked, however long term employees are well taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they do a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Firstbank (Michigan) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good work environment, good benefits - health, vision, and dental, fair number of PTO days, upper management is very approachable,

    Cons

    wages for CSRs are low (I cannot live on what I make), ongoing training/networking could happen more often (although they have implemented a 1-day training each year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Met a lot of good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee

    I worked at Firstbank (Michigan)

    Pros

    Very friendly employees/staff, excellent customer service

    Cons

    Didn't get along with manager

    No opinion of CEO

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