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Updated Sep 1, 2021

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3.6
72%
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81%
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First Midwest Bank Chairman and CEO Michael L. Scudder
Michael L. Scudder
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "Overall the atmosphere and culture is a community feel while still achieving and working toward goals with a great work-life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "we have good benefits for full time employees(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sales goals tend to be high or difficult to make(in 12 reviews)

  • "FMB will not be an industry leader in things like technology and innovation, but they will always be a fast follower(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Excellent Growth Oriented Culture

      Nov 20, 2020 - Credit Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people that work there are A1. Great culture to learn and grow in. Pay is okay. Benefits are awesome. Awesome work life balance.

      Cons

      Sometimes too rigid of a structure with not enough entrepreneurial spirit.

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      First Midwest Bank Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate hearing about your experience at FMB and are glad to know you enjoy our culture and competitive benefits, among other things. If you’d like to provide further feedback, please email us at recruiting@firstmidwest.com.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nowhere else I would rather be

      Jul 12, 2021 - Vice President - Business Banking in McHenry, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Upper management is honest, forthcoming, and respectful of employees, in good times and bad - Opportunity for advancement if you prove yourself - Supportive work environment, with good cooperation and collaboration across departments - Compensation & benefits are competitive

      Cons

      - Technology & systems have not kept up with growth; still too much of a patchwork of different systems - Credit culture is a bit tight compared to many competitors, especially on smaller loans - Changes in the last few years have given the company too much of a “big bank” feel - Too much pressure to return to the office, even for those who have proven capable of working well remotely

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      First Midwest Bank Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate hearing about your positive experience at FMB, as well as your feedback on where we can make improvements. If you’d like to provide further feedback, please email us at recruiting@firstmidwest.com.

    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good for some

      Sep 1, 2021 - Commercial Lending 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good upper management; Some good managers.

      Cons

      Used to be a great regional bank, but certain people moved up the ladder that wanted to look like a national bank. Things went downhill from there. Brought in clueless managers and a micro-managing boss. It was fun while it lasted.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Teller II experience

      Aug 26, 2021 - Teller II in Hickory Hills, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits and opportunity for promotion

      Cons

      Poor management and HR as well as a great amount of disrespect and high expectations for retail,

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Happy

      Aug 8, 2021 - Bank Teller 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Place to work Friendly co workers I very much enjoyed my time working here

      Cons

      Referral requirements were unrealistic and not given resources to meet them. Maxed out pay very quickly.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      First midwest

      Jul 26, 2021 - Administrative in Munster, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for, great manager. Depends where you’re located

      Cons

      Part time. They keep increasing goals.

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      First Midwest Bank Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate hearing about your positive experience at FMB. If you’d like to provide further feedback, please email us at recruiting@firstmidwest.com.

    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Awesome benefits and vacation time

      Jul 22, 2021 - Lockbox Clerk III in Joliet, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great vacation time, benefits and tuition reimbursement.

      Cons

      Management is not the most supportive. Seniority is supposed to be implemented but when Management starts after the highest seniority, seniority is not implemented.

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      First Midwest Bank Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate hearing about your experience at FMB and your feedback on our benefits options and management. If you’d like to provide further feedback, please email us at recruiting@firstmidwest.com.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Best in Class Bank Offers Top Culture and Career Paths

      Jul 7, 2021 - Commercial Banking Officer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture and people make a big difference in an organization and First Midwest Bank has understood that for a long time. Focus is placed on every individual's career aspirations, talents and needs. I started with the organization during the midst of the great recession and saw the organization treat it's clients and colleagues in the most respectful ways.

      Cons

      Like a lot of larger institutions, there can be noise in the corporate org charts and processes. However, change is inevitable and the Bank has shown over history an ability to adapt and bring folks along for the ride! If you can bear through changes, the outcomes are generally worth it!

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      First Midwest Bank Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We appreciate hearing about your positive experience at FMB. If you’d like to provide further feedback, please email us at recruiting@firstmidwest.com.

    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great for experience

      Jul 2, 2021 - Teller I in Davenport, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits Team atmosphere Training Good base pay

      Cons

      Favoritism Constantly changing Different rules for different clients

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      First Midwest Bank Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate hearing about your experience at FMB and are glad to know you enjoy our competitive compensation and benefits, training, and culture. We’d love to learn more about your experience with the cons discussed. Please email us at recruiting@firstmidwest.com .

    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      An ok place to work

      Jul 11, 2021 - Consumer Banking Representative 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Decent Pay, Co-workers are good,

      Cons

      Mostly just entitled clients, customers that are babied and get fees waived all the time and management caves in and gives into demand since they have "money".

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      First Midwest Bank Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate hearing about your experience at FMB. If you’d like to provide further feedback, please email us at recruiting@firstmidwest.com.

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