Harris Bankcorp

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Harris Bankcorp Reviews

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  1.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Harris Bankcorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good location in the city

    Cons

    drive to work in the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Typical Bank

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Harris Bankcorp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are many departments to seek other opportunities.

    Cons

    Many of the departments have the Dept Head in Toronto. Many Canadians come here for better positions, but no opportunity for Americans to further career in Toronto

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pensions are good, But some of the employees are there strictly for the pensions, need some new blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    The benefits and holiday packages are good. The vacation package was good but policy changed this year for new employees decreasing this benefit.

    Cons

    Promotions are entirely based upon how long you have worked at the company and who you know.
    Promotions are not in any way based upon your abilities or hard work. There is absolutely no training program of any sort for the employees. Technology is extremely old and obsolete, I was using virtually the same software/equipment 20 years ago in another bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of deadwood that must be cleared in middle management. Many of the managers I have encountered are extremely resistant to change and have no people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Misleading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    Holiday package is one of the best, but then again bank holidays are great to have for days off.

    Cons

    Management is all about who you know for jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It'snot about who you kno, it about the person getting the job done.

  6.  

    Harris is a great company to work for to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, nice benefits

    Cons

    Not to many Internal opportunities to grow within

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Generally a good atmosphere with good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Representative in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Service Representative in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    One of the major benefits to working at Harris Bank is their benefits package and work done for the community.

    Cons

    A very disappointing part of working there was that the technology is outdated. There's more advanced systems out there that could make work more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More acknowledgment of achievements and better coaching. Also, the training process could further be streamlined by providing more hands on one-on-one coaching.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    BMO Harris is a great company - just avoid the Small Business segment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Small Business in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Small Business in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    Great history, great name, best customer service in the industry, and some of the best employees in the industry as well to work with.

    Cons

    All companies are political, however Harris is beyond ridiculous in determining who gets promoted and who gets raises. We promote middle management on a basis of how well you know your boss and how unlikely you will be to be able to take their position over.

    The Small Business segment in particular is losing people at an alarming rate for a newer program and with pay so poor for back office and front line personnel, top people and managers will be the next to start leaving. Small Business executive has almost no leadership ability and pays based on experience as opposed to proven results. No matter whether you are at the top or the bottom, your bonus seems to be the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance, otherwise risk losing top people and good managers. Small business currently rewards mediocrity while holding no reward for high performance.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    Competitive pay, lots of opp for growth

    Cons

    arhcaic technology, low commision, slow to promote

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The Company Does not have a Clear Vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    Large Company
    Great Benefits
    Advancement Opportunities
    Several Locations
    Nice Red Marketing

    Cons

    To many changes at once without clear direction
    No Work Life Balance
    Merit promotions due to worth not years
    Human Resources has to honor and respect FMLA, Age and Honesty with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the vision of the organization
    Revisit at Human Resource to verify they are adhering to policies (EEOC).
    When management asks for honesty, expect honesty and do not hold it against the employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Alright for now.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Harris Bankcorp

    Pros

    Good work - life balance allowed, good health, vision, pension and other benefits, solid and stable company, opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Very politically charged, compensation is not in line with the industry, is 100% subsidiary of Canadian Bank and it feels this way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease level of office politics on all levels. Improve compensation rate to be in line with the market, other than that mostly OK.

    Approves of CEO

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