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"Decent - Not Great"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Corp HQ Employee in Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Corp HQ Employee in Itasca, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at First Midwest Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Flexibility is good - but is greatly dependent on your manager.
Raises have remained at at least 3% - even in sour economy.
If you work hard, you will have the chance to move up - just not very fast.

Cons

Like anyplace lately - theme is do more with less. Staffs are lean and budgets never go up - but rather down.
Innovation is not something that occurs here. Slow to market, slow to innovate.
Silo'd - new executives have done little to change this - if anything, it is worse than in years past.

Advice to Management

Be willing to spend money on technology - both for employees and for client facing products. Its 2013 not 1996.

Realize you can only become so lean before morale and loyalty go out the window.

Other Employee Reviews for First Midwest Bank

  1. "Out dated company with out dated ideas and technologies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you have a good manager. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Out dated strategies on how to increase client satisfaction. Horrific marketing. Some goals seem to contradict the company's mission statement. Cold calling.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be like the big banks then do it.... stop trying to be a wolf in sheep's clothing


  2. "Meh"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your average bank, with a few extrordinary employees.

    Cons

    If you can't say anything nice.....

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get rid of your old Oaks. Also grow up and stop pretending that your'e really a fancy bathroom when you're really just an outhouse.

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