Wintrust Financial Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Wintrust Financial President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Wayne Hummer Investments, Wayne Hummer Trust, Wayne Hummer Asset Management, and First Insurance Funding Edward J. Wehmer
Edward J. Wehmer
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  1. Administrative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with

    Cons

    Hard to advance unless you know someone


  2. Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial

    Pros

    Great training program Rotate between groups

    Cons

    Do not always have a choice over roations


  3. No flexibility - good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wintrust Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were great and supportive.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, No learning opportunites for advancement.


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  5. Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, free gym in building, free shuttle service to/from blue line, flexible scheduling, coffee/snacks, happy hours and team outings.

    Cons

    Very poor communication, which creates more unnecessary hearsay/gossip. Hard to advance, no room to learn/grow. Lack of teamwork. There is extreme favoritism. Seems like they are more interested in 'looking' the part verses actually streamlining and creating an efficient workflow environment. Behind the times technology wise. uptight culture for a marketing dept. and below average pay

    Advice to Management

    Communication in the dept. is key, believe in your employees and help them feel part of a team. Everyone has their part and is important to the overall outcome.


  6. Up Your Game

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wintrust Financial (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Reasonable working hours Not too much micromanagement Conveniently located An office with great views Great coffee in the lobby, and a good gym nearby as well Not too many frivolous meetings

    Cons

    A generally apathetic and mildly to moderately discontent culture. Not quite dysfunctional enough to warrant one star, but still pretty bad. I imagine it's kind of like working for the DMV, except everyone you work with is a college graduate from a third tier institution (that's not to say every college graduate from a 3rd tier institutions is dumb though, as some are quite brilliant) . Also, I can't speak to other peoples' experiences, but I felt totally out of place there. I also witnessed insane levels of turnover among the analysts, which doesn't speak well to the future viability of their investment product offerings. Also, there was lots of middle management bloat.

    Advice to Management

    A wealth management company is not a bank. Stop treating it like one. Autocratic decision making, rigid hierarchy, a culture that rewards conventionality over originality, and so forth are the exact opposite traits that a company needs if it's going to produce superior investment results and provide high quality customer service.


  7. Credit analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wintrust Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits both health and dental

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, very difficult to get deals done.


  8. intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wintrust Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    it paid 15$ per hour

    Cons

    terrible, boring, sat at computer all day and looked at loans and learned nothing

    Advice to Management

    do not do it


  9. Not a good review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    HR is good, health benefits are great.

    Cons

    Behind the times with corporate mentality. No flexibility or help with work life balance.


  10. It's an ok company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Libertyville, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Great first job out of college

    Cons

    Pay needs to be better


  11. Awesome company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people, and tons of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Overtime availability, and investment opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Greater/scheduled salary increases are needed.



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