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First Midwest Bank Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Pros
  • we have good benefits for full time employees (in 6 reviews)

  • Benefits package is good if you are full time, but like most employers if you are part time health insurance is insanely expensive (in 5 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. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent staff and management. Good pay.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.


  2. "Teller III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Scheduled hours of a part time worker

    Cons

    No room for growth, sales goals,


  3. "Teller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package is good if you are full time, but like most employers if you are part time health insurance is insanely expensive. You get plentiful vacation time, but due to short staffing your planned vacation can get changed. The pay is decent, and with small staffing you either become very close with your coworkers or it becomes a very stressful situation.

    Cons

    The sales goals are easily compared to those of Wells Fargo. It's hard to make plans because your schedule is constantly changing due to no employees. Management plays favoritism to the point it's sickening, and when you do anonymously turn them in, it's brushed under the rug.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what's really going on in your branches. Retail side constantly gets the cold shoulder even though we are the first people clients see. Our own mission statement holds zero value with this company.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "dysfunctional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    most people are friendly but not very bright

    Cons

    amateur hour at a rural IL high school, petty, cheap, dysfunctional, silos, nepotism, no management

    Advice to Management

    fix the infrastructure before you continue M&A


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Has potential, but a long way to go."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The folks that work here are good people. I didn't encounter too many that didn't genuinely want to help. Consumer product line up is strong.

    Cons

    If you are looking for an inefficient work environment then you have found it. Technology is absolutely brutal, which impacts the bankers ability to service the clients well. Core system is dos based, not kidding. They have lotus notes instead of Outlook which doesn't interact well with anything. When servicing customers you will almost always need to call the back office to make a request and then have them make the adjustments on the system or print a piece of paper and send it to Joliet. The retail channel is completely driven by the back office and there is almost no branch autonomy.

    Really tight credit standards on the consumer side, you will leave a lot of deals on the table. Pricey mortgages fees.

    Advice to Management

    Get yourself acquired quickly or take a breath and focus on the customer experience.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Thanks for the memories"

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

    I worked at First Midwest Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to take on increased responsibility

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for development and promotion

    Advice to Management

    Reach down two levels and have a conversation and find out what is really happening.


  9. "Document Imaging Specialist"

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


  10. "Teller 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller II
    Former Employee - Teller II

    Pros

    Great experience, internal managers good

    Cons

    A lot of work for little pay

    Advice to Management

    Respect the little guys


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.



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