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First Midwest Bank Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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First Midwest Bank President, CEO, and Director 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 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!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Teller"

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    • 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 Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great bank to work for! Offers great training, benefit package, etc.

    Cons

    Achieving quarterly referrals, especially if that isn't your strongest suit but yet you perform your job efficiently, you can be easily terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Need to spend more time helping employees when they are busy instead of sitting in the office and chatting on the phone.

  3. "java/ui developer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at First Midwest Bank as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good place to work,nice team

    Cons

    I should say no cons


  4. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Provides exposure to many areas of the bank.

    Cons

    Communication at times could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Better use of the company resources.


  5. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    This position offers flexibility and minimal managerial levels.

    Cons

    Upper management often makes illogical decisions that leaves middle management confused about the direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on the bottom line and treat the people well that help you attain the company's goals.


  6. "Numbers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. "Long-term place to grow if you work hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great time-out included right away, and management generally wants to see you move up in your career

    Cons

    It takes time for opportunities to open up because the company is still fairly small (but growing)

  8. "Good growing company"

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

    Pros

    In growth mode, cool to see where we are now compared to a few years ago, most employees are great to work with

    Cons

    No work life balance, feel guilty if you take a lunch or have weeknight plans, old technology and systems

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance needs to be not just buzz words but actually encouraged. Don't just talk about developing colleagues, actually do it.


  9. "Underwriting Dept"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "Teller III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Scheduled hours of a part time worker

    Cons

    No room for growth, sales goals,


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