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FirstMerit Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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FirstMerit Chairman, President, and CEO Paul G. Greig
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Pros
  • Great job great people, wonderful experience (in 5 reviews)

  • Really respects opinion and work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Outdated teller system, too many Sales Quotas (in 5 reviews)

  • Bad upper management need to get it together (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loan Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Loan Analyst in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Loan Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FirstMerit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My colleagues were really nice and helpful with any questions.

    Cons

    The training was not sufficient.

    Advice to Management

    They could have spent a little more time training employees in a new position. I felt as though I didn't completely understand my job responsibilities.


  2. "customer champion III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucyrus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucyrus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FirstMerit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great branch manager. Very flexible. Encouraged to advance.

    Cons

    The only con is I had to leave due to a family illness. I wish my position was still open. Also, FM has been bought out by Huntington. I was looking forward to learning about all the changes.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President - Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Vice President/Team Leader in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Vice President/Team Leader in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstMerit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Middle management has ability to make decidions

    Cons

    Executive Management somewhat removed from day to day process


  4. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Champion Banker in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Champion Banker in Akron, OH

    I have been working at FirstMerit (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great job great people, wonderful experience

    Cons

    none, customers can be rude.


  5. "Company didn't value non-executive management employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FirstMerit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Balance of work-home life, little expectation to work long hours. Average benefits.

    Cons

    Employee morale was poor due to the constant drumbeat of cutting expenses and laying off staff

    Advice to Management

    None. Bank sold itself to Huntington Bank.


  6. "Great company, shame it was to Huntington"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstMerit (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Nice location

    Cons

    Unfortunately FirstMerit Sold to Huntington bank


  7. "Commercial Loan Servicing"

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    Former Employee - ABL Collateral Analyst in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - ABL Collateral Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstMerit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My direct manager truly cared about her staff and went to bat for us many times while i was there. They are supportive of group activities that boost team moral. I never had a problem getting personal time when it was needed.

    Cons

    Higher management didn't seem to care about the people beneath them. Kinda cold. Annual raises stink. Annual, and semi-annual, reviews do not come into play when raises are given, so there's no real incentive to try harder

  8. "Yearly pay raises are atrocious, skeleton staffing everywhere and only 14 pro days your first 6 years of employment."

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    Current Employee - Loan Processor in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Loan Processor in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some flexibility for dr appointments but the work just keeps piling up on your desk.

    Cons

    Working environment is horrible. People are squeezed in little 6x6 cubicles with 8 inch walls above your desk.

    Advice to Management

    Management is too busy all day with meetings and are never around nor do they care about their employees.
    Nobody was surprised they were eventually brought out by another bank, was just a matter of time.


  9. "Banker"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FirstMerit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was fairly easy to get the job. HR is easy to work with. Some managers are understanding, while others are not.

    Cons

    Sales numbers can be manipulated by bankers so their incentive pay is higher. Does not seem like FirstMerit is fair to their employees or cares about their employees at all. Always short staffed in the branches.


  10. "Banker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FirstMerit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Typical Bank where starting to get to big and getting a big bank feeling

    Cons

    going away from the community aspects of the bank


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