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First Busey Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Mortgage origination"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Banker in Richmond Heights, St. Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Mortgage Banker in Richmond Heights, St. Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Busey full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good programs and products. Fairly competitive rates and commissions. Good portfolio products. Well capitalized. Accessible local management. They do have some talented people.

    Cons

    Lack of management at top. Lack of vision from executive team. Not very competitive on correspondent jumbo products. Pricing could be a little better.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Busey full-time

    Pros

    Easy to move up if you do your job. Position availability is hard in some markets.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side

    Advice to Management

    Look at reevaluating the pay scale.


  3. "Teller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Teller in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Busey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits,friendly employees,lots of chances to learn,great customer base

    Cons

    Hard to advance,hard to get time to go to career development programs

    Advice to Management

    Work on helping people to be able to keep advancing in the company


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  5. "Great people to work with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Busey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a good place to start, you'll learn a lot, but you do have to put your best out there to be recognized. If you do just as much as it is expected, probably you'll be just ok. I suggest to do beyond what is expected for your position and establish a good reputation within your department and outside of it.
    It matters a lot who is your direct supervisor. You need to have an open communication relationship with your manager. He or she is the one that can help you grow and they will help you if you show them you want and you can do all it's requested and more.

    Cons

    Low pay for new starting employees. However, you can grow with time.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a strategy and follow through. Strategy changes can confuse people and make them anxious.


  6. "wonderful balance between work and life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Team Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Investment Team Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Busey part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    many nice people
    good company culture
    clear goal

    Cons

    salary is not high for entry-level

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great treatment to people who works there

    Cons

    Salary is a bit lower than other banks

    Advice to Management

    Should have better execution of planning before implementing any new strategy


  8. "Busey is a very good company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Busey full-time

    Pros

    The company is positioned very well in a highly competitive industry. Busey is big enough to meet the needs of its customers with the products and services that are expected and desired, but still small enough that customers don't just become a number and are cared for like a community bank.

    The company is financially solid and sound with very high asset quality. Stock ticker: BUSE trades on the Nasdaq. Financial performance has been solid and dividends increased.

    Good culture, management truly cares about the employees.

    Cons

    There are frustrations at any company, and Busey is no exception. But for the most part, the vast majority of the employees care about their jobs and their customers. If there's one thing to improve upon, it would be to continue to improve communication throughout the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate effectively, keep the associates informed, stay focused on the Pillars. Continue to grow organically and through M&A so Busey remains Busey.


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    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Busey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Prove yourself and you will find opportunities for growth you wouldn't have received at another company. They'll assist you in continuing education (within certain fields)

    Cons

    Sometimes upper-management is a little distant, but that's expected to a certain degree. The average salary does fall below other banks in the area, although the work environment and benefits help even things out.

    Advice to Management

    Consider upping the game with salary/pay. The pay philosophy is fine in itself, but relative to other companies, you fall quite a bit short. It makes it hard not to leave when other companies offer significant amounts more and Busey says they won't consider even a slight raise.


  10. "Teller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and good entry level position

    Cons

    No problems at this time

    Advice to Management

    Provide more promotional opportunities


  11. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Busey full-time

    Pros

    Great culture love the people

    Cons

    Limited advancement, great pace to start a career


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