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Bremer Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Community Minded Organization with Philanthropic Roots"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bremer Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Bremer is deeply invested in its communities, as its ownership structure is 92% a charitable trust that donates back into the areas where it operates and the remaining 8% is employee-owned. As such, the organization is well respected throughout the region.

    Cons

    As the organization grows and adds former Wells Fargo employees at the top, it is operating like a bigger corporate animal than it really is, which can be frustrating at times.

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    Bremer Financial2019-04-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, but no room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Retirement plans, good PTO, short commute to corporate if you live in the Eastern suburbs

    Cons

    No room to grow, tons of politics.

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    Bremer Financial2019-04-02
  3. "Working for Philanthropic cause"

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    Current Employee - Business Continuity Coordinator in Lake Elmo, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time

    Pros

    Primary shareholder is a foundation giving billions of dollars back to the community.

    Cons

    Still some legacy thinking. Collaborative, agile processes are just now being built out.

    Bremer Financial2019-02-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience in healthy banking environment."

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer Financial part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -community oriented bank -Privately held between the employees and Otto Bremer Trust -Decent Benefits -Mid-sized company where everyone gets to know each other well

    Cons

    -Management can become close knit and cliquey. -Not much room for advancement because average tenure is high.

    Bremer Financial2018-10-11
  5. "Overall scope of the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time

    Pros

    The company offers phenomenal benefits.

    Cons

    Training is nonexistent and the value of employee advancement is questionable. Cross functional communication needs serious improvement as well.

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    Bremer Financial2018-09-25
  6. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture.

    Cons

    Highly regulated creating a number of controls and processes which hinders the progressive pace in which we need to move.

    Bremer Financial2018-09-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Elmo, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bremer Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    IT management was willing to take some risks and implement new things. Had 3 CIO's in 3 years though - not moving fast enough.

    Cons

    Support employees who contribute results to the organization. Most IT managers were space occupiers some thought they knew more that everyone.. Many decisions were meaningless and did not help Bremer.

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    Bremer Financial2018-07-31
  8. "AML Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits; lots of PTO, medical, 401k match, etc. Company does good job of staying modern for a bank

    Cons

    None really to speak of

    Bremer Financial2018-07-11
  9. "Commercial Banker"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great autonomy & work-life balance. Commercial bank focus. Fair & balanced credit approach. Very client-focused. Tix to many regional sporting events for client entertainment. Mid-sized bank allows large credit limits. ESOP. Large non-profit ownership gives back to the community. Upper management is very visable and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Tedious portfolio management on non-performing loans. Large growth goals. Fast growing bank with many system & regulatory changes. Bonus capped at 50% salary. No dedicated business development reps, you need to find your own business.

    Bremer Financial2018-04-26
  10. "CSA/ Client Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Roseville, MN
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bremer Financial part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were very friendly and easy to transition into. Perfect job for high school student who want professional experience, but not crazy hours. Loved closing by 6:30.

    Cons

    Clients are entitled and rude. Sometimes I would get yelled at by them if you forget their name and or you follow protocol for ID-ing. Request for large amounts of money can be scary and must be monitored.

    Bremer Financial2018-04-11
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