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First Midwest Bank Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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First Midwest Bank President, CEO, and Director Michael L. Scudder
Michael L. Scudder
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Pros
  • Benefits environment work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • we have good benefits for full time employees (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • This positions salary was nonnegotiable however if sales goals are met the pay out is about 400 dollars a quarter (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management often makes illogical decisions that leaves middle management confused about the direction of the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    team atmosphere, great products, employee benefits

    Cons

    goals are not equally divided among branches

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Teller Life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Gaining banking experience and offering clients products that helps their financial life

    Cons

    All about sales goal

    Advice to Management

    make goals more attainable

  3. "Politicking at its finest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with day to day.

    Cons

    Senior and Executive Management levels are horrendously full of politics. So much so that it can be hard for middle managers at the corporate level to get major projects done.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves and let these "top hires" you bring in add value to the company. It's why you hired them in the first place.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent and benefits. That’s about it. Some support staff are good employees. Not much else to say. Sell the bank.

    Cons

    Management doesn’t support employees. They give out unrealistic goals that set you up to fail. Constantly stabbing each other in the back. Lies lies lies.

    Advice to Management

    For a large regional bank, they don’t manage like one.


  5. "Teller III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at First Midwest Bank part-time

    Pros

    Great managers that were fair to the team

    Cons

    Benefits and time off for maternity are not the same for all employees


  6. "CBR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    They have really good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication from upper management.


  7. "Not a bad company"

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

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good local leadership.
    Growth and development was good within branch.

    Cons

    New executives were slowly taking away benefits.
    Pay was not comparable to competitions.
    Opportunities were limited based on location of your branch.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns.

  8. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in. Great atmosphere and coworkers were very helpful.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure when goals are not met.


  9. "Teller III"

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

    I worked at First Midwest Bank part-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to advance within company, Organized HR Services,

    Cons

    Very out-dated and old technology,


  10. "AVP/BRANCH MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, stable and well position in Chicago market

    Cons

    Career opportunity is fairly limited due to company size.

    Advice to Management

    Expand to Wisconsin & Minnesota makeket


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