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First Financial Bankshares Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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First Financial Bankshares President, CEO, and Director; Chairman F. Scott Dueser
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  1. "Excellent bank."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lender in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Lender in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader with enormous potential and growth opportunities. Excellent room for career advancement And experience in banking. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Leadership could communicate more with front line employees. Proactive measures to market changes could make employees more prepared to deal with customers.


  2. "Small business problems with big business needs"

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    Former Employee - BI/Applications Developer in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - BI/Applications Developer in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get involved with new and emerging technologies. Upper management is reasonably willing to listen to advice. Good opportunity to advance if willing to work vey hard.

    Cons

    Small teams with large amout of work. Working projects as a single developer or sometimes a team of 2-4 that would normally have teams 5-10. Also needed to split attention between 2-4 large projects made it difficult to work effectively. Very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Take head of warnings about time lines from development and lower echelons. Time lines that are created with little to no input from the people working on the project will usually fail.

  3. "Bank Teller"

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    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Grapevine, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provides a relaxed environment with a lot of free time. Flexible schedule and decent hours. Large focus on customer service and getting to know customers. Referral goals are very manageable.

    Cons

    Unprofessional and untrained management. No opportunity for advancement unless you are a favorite, in which case you can get positions that you are not qualified for. So much down time that there is nothing to do at all. Health care benefits must be paid for. Yearly raises are 3% at most. Managers share confidential employee conversations with other employees and constantly gossip. Base pay is $10.50 which is relatively low compared to other banks. Referral incentives are crap.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are qualified and able to train rather than people you like who have zero qualification. Stop gossiping and keep closed door conversations with other employees private.


  4. "It's ok"

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

    Pros

    Nice ppl Fast pace Convenient

    Cons

    Poor pay Wait to promote


  5. "Good culture, albeit disorganized."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Abilene, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Strong values.

    Cons

    Disorganized management. Lots of unclear direction on projects. Incompetent people running projects because of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who have proven track records and aren't "yes men/women".


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very talented group of individuals that work for the company. You can get exposure to banking when you apply at an entry level position. There are lots of lines of business this bank offers so you have lots of options when it comes to your career path.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was skewed. Many long hours and at times. Be prepared to make sacrifices. For those that are able to stick it out and have a college education, you'll be satisfied with the results. It generally takes about 2-3 years to move up so make sure you're mentally prepared to give up 2-3 years of your life for this bank.

    Advice to Management

    There is a big emphasis on Accounting at this bank. However, I've found that many talented individuals are passed over by not having a formal Accounting background.


  7. "Pretty decent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of different areas, sometimes too much. :)

    Cons

    Not enough resources, low salary by any standard (even adjusted for location), virtually no room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Get competitive with salaries, lower cost of insurance. Health insurance is almost 750/month!

  8. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours
    Friendly and conducive environment
    Great coworkers
    Rewards for performance
    Nice Work Life balance
    Decent enough benefits but could be better
    Nice if you are ok staying in the same department and not moving up for long periods of time.

    Cons

    Very Low salary/pay
    Lack of growth opportunities
    Slow promotional opportunities
    Non- challenging often times
    No maternity leave, bereavement leave, marriage leave etc
    Bias towards male employees
    HR seems to look out for the best interest of the employer more than the employee

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay for employees, provide more opportunities for employees to grow, grant more time off like marriage leave, bereavement leave, maternity leave etc. Hire more women in positions of authority.


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