I have been working at MB Financial full-time (More than a year)
Excellent honesty and transparency from executive management. From a company this size this is rare. Employees are clearly invested in and treated as valuable human capital. The culture is amazing if you give a crap about what you do for a living.
Certain aspects of their IT team are still in flux, and in some ways MB can still be a stereotypical slow-moving bank. Some folks are still stuck in the year 2000, and don't realize that blockchain has the potential to vaporize the entire industry in a generation.
Advice to Management
Mitch Feiger has set an incredibly high standard for other execs in terms of living out company values. I think they still have some more to learn. The attempt to move into a more Lean culture is a very interesting one, but Lean is not about only saving dollars so finance looks good. Can you achieve a culture where all employees, top to bottom, can readily identify process waste? More importantly, are they empowered and rewarded for doing so? Have you made it worth their while to bring solutions to the table? Knowing the history is key to a successful Lean implementation. Keep up the great work, but also realize how critical it is for you to lead by example. Also, make sure all managers can speak proper English. Fragmented language skills rapidly break down team cohesion and create ALOT of waste.
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at MB Financial (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.
On campus interview, just asked me to explain my resume and talk through it. Had basic questions about my experiences in past jobs and education. Just interviewed with one leader for the leadership program. Felt that it went okay, but heard back a week later through email that they had went with other candidates.
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