Wintrust Mortgage
3.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.wintrustmortgage.com Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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Updated Mar 7, 2014

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J David Hrobon

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Has some room to grow

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)

I worked at Wintrust Mortgage full-time for more than a year

ProsIt seemed like the company was willing to listen to the employees and consider their ideas and opinions on how to better the company as a whole. The benefits aren't that bad and the compensation was above average.

ConsTheir network and system software needs a major upgrade. Constantly lagging and crashing. They should provide better training for all employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou really shouldn't be getting rid of your best employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wintrust is a great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Wintrust Mortgage

Prosgreat company to work for

Consneed to lower their credit scores and have more programs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Wintrust Mortgage full-time for less than a year

ProsClose culture with people knowing each other as it is small. People try to do their best. Good health benefits.

ConsLimited time off. Some managers don't treat employees well at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at your middle management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good teamwork in a stressful, fluid industry

Loan Oiriginator (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wintrust Mortgage full-time for more than a year

ProsWe kept our team together after prior employer left mortgage business and we came over to Wintrust as a group. Great to have local processing and underwriting, staff all cares, competitive rates and programs.

ConsLike most lenders, we cut staff when volume slows, which can lead to processing delays. Wish we had a bit more patience when it comes to reducing staff hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementIT and marketing "tickets" are usually a black hole. Getting simple things accomplished through either department requires excessive effort. Wish our comp levels would increase slightly as overall loan volume drops.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked there for about 18 months

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Wintrust Mortgage

Pros* I liked my immediate manager
* We all worked pretty well as a team.

Cons* The pay could be better
* Upper management was completely incompetant
* Like most larger corportaions they have no problem requiring trust then screwing employees over. I am glad I quit when I did.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your people what they need to do their jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, growing fast, weak IT and tech

Loan Originator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Wintrust Mortgage full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work life balance. Company has family type feel among employees. Compensation is good if you can produce.

ConsThey need to seriously upgrade their technology, software, and IT. I have problems every day getting work done due to server/computer issues.

Other drawback is more about the industry than the company. Being a loan officer sucks. You're supposed to be a salesperson marketing to realtors, but you have no time due to the endless stream of paperwork and problems closing a loan. And if you came in with no prior experience like I did, it's hard to get realtors to give you business.

Draw/commission structure means uneven pay and constant pressure if you have a bad month and get in the hole.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix technology.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They offer marketing to support origination, but the marketing department refuses or overcharges you for the work done.

LO (Current Employee)
Rosemont, IL

I have been working at Wintrust Mortgage full-time for more than a year

ProsBig company name, 17 billion and buying the competition.

ConsYou can NOT control your file, it's there way or no way.

Advice to Senior ManagementCheck your egos, it's a team effort building a great mortgage company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Diverse, challanging, and GROWING FAST!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Wintrust Mortgage full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company is a sleeper and quietly gaining market share providing lots of opportunities for growth within. Unlike many companies in their industry, they take care of their their employees who have worked hard and have weathered growing pains. Super nice environment, beautiful HQ in Rosemont, nice people and great managers. Many employee related events...parties, lunches, ice cream socials, great benefits including commuter benefits.

ConsStressful. Pay is average for industry.IT challanges. Training could be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould be more incentive based pay structures for salaried employees to make more. Other than that, keep doing what your doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very pleasant

Outside Sales Agent (Former Employee)
Downers Grove, IL

I worked at Wintrust Mortgage

ProsNice people to work with. Management is easy to approach and considerate of employee views.

ConsNone in particular- challenging mortgage market

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways keep the doors of communication wide open. Your employees will be much happier and eager to contribute to your companies success when they realize that you genuinely respect and consider their input.

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Wholesale closed

Wholesale Account Executive (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Wintrust Mortgage

ProsGood communication with staff and customers

Conspricing was not agressive enough to attract and maintain larger customers

Advice to Senior Managementre open the wholesale division.

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