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First Midwest Bank Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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First Midwest Bank President, CEO, and Director Michael L. Scudder
Michael L. Scudder
41 Ratings

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Pros
  • Benefits environment work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • we have good benefits for full time employees (in 7 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)

  • If you are part time it is very difficult to change that without switching locations (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Employer!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumber Banking Representative in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Consumber Banking Representative in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Midwest Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, very friendly easy going knowledgeable management!

    Cons

    Some of the systems need to be upgraded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job!


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior Management - Mike Scudder and Mark Sander

    Cons

    Middle Management - poor managers and not strategic

    Advice to Management

    Purge the "old" timers.


  3. "Numbers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Teller in Tinley Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and overtime is readily available

    Cons

    Penalty for calling off, and the raises are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hold on to talented employees with years of experience, and a college degree.


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  5. "Shifting Company Philosophy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller II in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Teller II in Tinley Park, IL

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

    Pros

    As a teller, initially this was not a bad place to work. Hours were ok, not much weekend work, and most holidays off.

    Cons

    As I was leaving the company, they started heavily pushing referral goals, increasing the amount of products we needed to sell in order to keep making our bonuses, and shifted that bonus from monthly to quarterly.


  6. "Underwriting Dept"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at First Midwest Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid company. Good benefits. This is a great company to start if you are looking to get into banking.

    Cons

    I have not been at the bank long enough to find issues with the bank. It is difficult to transfer to different departments.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best Wealth Group in Chicago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They care about their employees and their clients. The staff is dedicated.

    Cons

    Growing pains as they continue to expand

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. "Document Imaging Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Imaging Specialist in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Current Employee - Document Imaging Specialist in Poplar Bluff, MO

    I have been working at First Midwest Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, low stress, no customer contact

    Cons

    makes for a long day.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller II in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Teller II in Merrillville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Midwest Bank part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits if Your full time, other then that nothing.

    Cons

    Management, all they care about is referrals, disorganized, technology is lagging, will fire you for anything they can pull out of their butts Poor training, no communication.

    Advice to Management

    Actually do what your supposed to, and stop complaing about being busy and actually have supervisors use their drawer and help client's rather then doing "work " at the teller line and yelling at busy teller's to take that client. Branch Manager's Also need to step it up and actually be in the branch.


  10. "FMB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Teller II in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Teller II in Hammond, IN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Interviewing process is long. If you do not excel at sales, you will not get promoted. Managers and supervisors get moved around to different branches without being asked.


  11. "Personal Banker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, good people to work with

    Cons

    No Career path planning or much room for advancing


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