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. Best Bank in Chicago

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    Investment in education for the companies younger employees

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in education for younger employees


  2. Awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good people, lack of quality and consistent processes

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

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wintrust professionals are up to bar among their peers and always look out for the customer, sometimes even more than the company.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities; poor communication; very traditional.

    Advice to Management

    Young professionals need more incentive to stay at the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great overall company for commercial banking. Salary on the low side.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent people and training. The Company is growing quickly and there is ample opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Salary below market. Disconnect with senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide internal raises and better evaluations, especially to those with less experience and fewer years in the industry. An excellent credit training program, but since you're educating general human capital, must ensure employees are properly compensated. Otherwise they will have an incentive to move taking the education you gave them.


  7. Credit Analyst

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

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

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot and great training program.

    Cons

    Underpaid considering the hours I work.

    Advice to Management

    Analysts should be compensated better.


  8. Compliance

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

    I worked at Wintrust Financial

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work at.

    Cons

    Nothing major to report here.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  9. Fast Growing local banking

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

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities and more coming up as we continue to grow

    Cons

    As with any place too much Politics

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line employees...don't make decisions in a vacuum


  10. Overall, a good 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 Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance or change positions. Since there are 15 banks, if no opportunities are open at one bank, something will probably come up at another bank.

    Cons

    There seems to be some political maneuvering at headquarters--some people trying to make names for themselves without taking ownership of their actions (or lack of action).

    Advice to Management

    Before asking banks to staff themselves leaner, look at Rosemont's productivity.


  11. Administrative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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