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First Bank & Trust Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Relationship Banker"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Banker
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Bank & Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company. Would have stayed if did not have to move out of state for husband's job.

    Cons

    Only a few locations on the Northshore

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote and support digital products.


  2. "Teamwork Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Bank & Trust full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are always willing to help each other in their job tasks as well as personal outside support activities. It's a great feeling to know relationships extend outside the walls of the bank.

    Cons

    Working downtown requires an additional expense of parking. That can at times be a financial burden.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep employees in the loop of what's going on in the bank. Get suggestions from not only the Executive Team, but all employees, especially the front line who interact daily with our Customers.

  3. "Corrupt Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Bank & Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ample opportunities for professional development through projects

    Cons

    volatile working environment, aggressive managers and senior staff.


  4. "Doesn't pay enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Bank & Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people that work there

    Cons

    The hr department is rude to say the least


  5. "Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Bank & Trust full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent employees, available products, number of New Orleans locations, locations in Lafayette, Locations in Baton Rouge, locations in Mississippi, training provided

    Cons

    Senior management lacks integrity, lack of market knowledge outside of New Orleans market, glass ceiling is very apparent, bullying occurs within management tier, fails to follow through with hiring guarantees

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the intelligence of your employees, obtain, analyze, and understand markets outside of New Orleans before formulating loan decisions


  6. "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Its still a small community feeling kinda bank which I loved.

    Cons

    Its more of a commercial type bank now and there is no loyalty to their employees

    Advice to Management

    If you are looking at this institution, Look at LA branches not MS


  7. "Lack of communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Bank & Trust full-time

    Pros

    Bank holidays, great co workers, good customers, simple products.

    Cons

    No communication throughout organization, unproductive management that goes unaddressed, no support from upper management. Little to no upward mobility opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Support, reward, and promote people within the organization.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Retail Banking Associate in Vermillion, SD
    Current Employee - Retail Banking Associate in Vermillion, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Bank & Trust part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendy environment to work in

    Cons

    No huge cons to the job

    Advice to Management

    upper management does a great job


  9. "Bank teller and worked at the company for over six years"

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    Former Employee - Teller
    Former Employee - Teller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work hours were good and the holidays off.

    Cons

    No room for growth and promotions were out of the question and the manager never would give you a good review for a raise.

    Advice to Management

    The manager need to stop making everything personal and be more professional. We are at the company to do a good job and service customers. We are not their to be your best friend.


  10. "Recent employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Mission statement for employees to pass on to clients!

    Cons

    Only one location in Lafayette


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