U.S. Bank Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
1,440 Reviews
3.3
1,440 Reviews
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U.S. Bank Chairman, President, and CEO Richard K. Davis
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is pretty good, most people friendly (not true in upper management) (in 80 reviews)

  • There are lots of opportunities for advancement and lateral career changes (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • The areas that I have been in have not offered a good work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Upper management waits to deliver bad news until moment changes take place (in 45 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investor Accounting Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investor Accounting Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at U.S. Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Great work and life balance. Good flexible schedule.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. Average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company's values. Stable company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complacent environment, complete lack of management and leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at U.S. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job security would be the only pro...as long as you're okay with complacency and zero prospects for career growth.

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible and the benefits package may be one of the worst in corporate America; no prospects for advancement/growth/promotion; no leadership or clear vision by management; computer systems used are old, out-dated, and not remotely user friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attempt to recognize talent within the organization and improve leadership at the management level; take some risks - this is one of the most risk averse companies in the financial sector.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    passion equals hard work and dedication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at U.S. Bank part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the atmoshire that my co workers and I share. I enjoy coming to work and I love being here.

    Cons

    work load maybe overbaring at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't work for US Bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at U.S. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Normal business hours, hardly any late nights.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    New managers given no training.
    High turnover rates in management set-up team for failure
    Little to no management accountability for mistakes
    Pour employee benefits & flexibility leading to low moral.
    No assistance or visibility from HR.
    No career management or advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    they cheap

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at U.S. Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have decent benefits and are making an effort as a whole to try to reward employees. They give a day off to volunteer. Also being a bank there are quite a few paid holidays off!

    Cons

    My dept didnt get as much funding and resources. the company as a whole is conservative and cheap. they don't pay much compared to market. not much of a culture at all either. in my dept morale was very poor. made coming to work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employees more and have more opportunities available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent place for new grads, not the place for a lasting career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structured Finance Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Structured Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at U.S. Bank full-time

    Pros

    Very little risk, great co-workers, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Below industry average, across the board, in all positions. US Bank is too conservative to pay a competitive salary to retain top talent. As such, the turnover in analyst roles is extremely high after 2 years of experience, increasing the workload to unrealistic levels for the employees that decide to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay high level employees the industry average for their services, or expect to be the bank where everyone goes to gain experience, and jump ship, after they've learned the skills valued by your competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at U.S. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work lif balance. Family atmosphere. Focused management.

    Cons

    A little too conservative. Not for hard chargers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More rotation of SVP and above management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very dependable will get the job done in record time. Have no problem coming to work always on time never late .

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Chicago, IL

    I worked at U.S. Bank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work well with other to get it done will not stop until it has been complete. I am not afraid of hard work.

    Cons

    Don't like working with people who are slacker and don't like to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top of things and get the job done in record time.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company, consistently positive financials, not reliant on "too big to fail" crutch, has compensation challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at U.S. Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Old school bank focused on old school lending and fee generating annuity streams. Side stepped the credit crises by not overextending itself in fancy derivatives. Relaxed workplace atmosphere with good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Meritocracy is preached as it is at any company however compensation is not able to keep up with increasing demands of operational functions; high turnover rates not addressed by management; lateral mobility within organization is poor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great!!

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

    I have been working at U.S. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Community and customer driven and oriented

    Cons

    Everything with the company has been great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome Management leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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