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First Midwest Bank Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Benefits environment work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • we have good benefits for full time employees (in 8 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)

  • There are no cons for this company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Universal Banker is a do it all"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    Benefits environment work life balance

    Cons

    cold calling, pressure with sales

    Advice to Management

    To consider the sales that they push on bankers.


  2. "Analyst"

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

  3. "Personal Banker"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker
    Former Employee - Personal Banker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offered good benefits. 3 weeks vacation to start

    Cons

    Growing to fast. Existing banks are old and in bad shape but keeps spending money to buy more.


  4. "Good people and growing company"

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

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, nice people to work with, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry results in change


  5. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Shifting Company Philosophy"

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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Consumer Banking Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time

    Pros

    You will gain incite into the finance industry, this is a great position to learn about banking and different aspects of business. You will also consistently feel challenged to succeed as your job is based on the sales that you produce.

    Cons

    Sales driven position with aggressive goals. Management emphasizes cross selling and employees consistently feel that they are only as good as their last sale. Profit Sharing plan was good at 5%. This positions salary was nonnegotiable however if sales goals are met the pay out is about 400 dollars a quarter.


  10. "Good growing company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


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