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First Financial Bankshares Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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First Financial Bankshares President, CEO, and Director; Chairman F. Scott Dueser
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement
    Strong management
    Good training program

    Cons

    Pay-scale unclear after initial employment.


  2. "Bank Teller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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


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  5. "Marketing Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Coppell, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT people!!! They create an honest, caring environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement into management because there isn't much turnover in management in the Abilene bank.


  6. "Overall a Good Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401K, PTO, Stable Work Environment

    Cons

    Management is a huge issue


  7. "Personal Banker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares part-time

    Pros

    First Financial has a wonderful, close knit community! I enjoyed my time at my location. They like to hire from within.

    Cons

    One of the downsides to First Financial is that they do not pay as well as other banks in the area. I believe that typical pay there ( in the Abilene area) is 12-13 hr.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to be more consistent. When I had a question, I could call three different managers and get three different answers. Also, I think that their training could be improved. My training consisted of me shadowing another PB for two weeks.


  8. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Treasury Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Treasury Management in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Treasury Management in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. They invest in their customers first and employees.

    Cons

    Little room for career growth


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary and great coworkers

    Cons

    Very long work days. Salaried employees always work far more than the 40 hours a week. Some goals were very unrealistic.


  11. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and people are what make the company. Company always tries to do things to make work fun. Best work environment I've ever experienced management has great vision for the company and how to get there. Flexible when it comes to work schedule. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is decent but needs to be more competitive. Annual raises barely cover cost of living increases. Limited options for advancement.. You wont know what you will make unless you actually are offered the job and once you move into a position there is a waiting period before you can move to another position.

    Advice to Management

    Continue vision for the company but remember those at the bottom that help build it.



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