I worked at Bremer Financial (More than 10 years)
Very stable and sound organization with a very unique ownership structure and community focus. Good benefits and pleasant coworkers. Organization is large enough to provide employees with growth opportunities.
As Bremer continues to grow rapidly, some of the feel of being a community bank is disappearing. Bremer needs to decide if it wants to be a large or small bank, and then it must make sure that the organizational structure and culture is aligned with that.
Advice to Management
The senior executive team seems to be increasingly distanced from employees. Bremer management has historically valued employee contributions, but recently a flurry of abrupt ‘retirements’ has a lot of employees feeling very replaceable.
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bremer Financial (Mankato, MN) in August 2014.
It was simple, not overwhelming, and comfortable. We had my immediate supervisor and the bank manager in on the interview and we spoke freely about a few things. There was no pressure and I definitely felt like I fit in right away.
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