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First Banks Overview

Saint Louis, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1910
Company - Private
Finance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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First Banks keeps it in the family. The holding company for First Bank, it is owned by chairman James Dierberg and his family; many of the bank's branches and ATMs are located in Dierbergs Markets, a Missouri-based grocery chain owned by relatives of the ... Read more

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    I have been working at First Banks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good benefits vacation, health care and retirement. Competitive pay. Family oriented. Training offered. Work from home option.
    I feel like my contribution is appreciated.

    Cons

    The headquarters could be in a better location in St Louis. Dress code is still business casual.
    Could use better communication between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in technology and your employees.

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First Banks Interviews

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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at First Banks (Newport Beach, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Received phone call from hiring manager who was also the Regional Manager. Conducted phone screening and moved on to two in person interviews. Company is a small family owned bank who has grown mainly through acquisitions. Branches are small and slow. The interviewer shared who their primary competitors were but it seemed that they lacked the infrastructure as well as the brand awareness to really capture a much more savvier southern California market. Doesn't mean there isn't business there for them. As long as there is smaller business with credit needs this bank can continue to grow on smaller "family" scale. But not really going raise any eyebrows.

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First Banks Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the San Fernando Valley (Small), Best Companies Group, 2008

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