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Independent Bank (MI) Reviews

Updated December 20, 2016
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  1. "Great company to work for. If you're willing to put the work and make your voice heard, there is room for growth!"

    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

    Pros

    Room for advancement (I received 4 promotions in 5 years)
    Great mentors (but you may have to seek them out)
    Ability to make decisions and take initiative
    Access to senior management
    Flexibility in hours and work locations

    Cons

    Tendency of being a "good old boys" club - but I think that's more of a problem with the banking industry as a whole
    Some employees are held on to for much too long
    The compensation is not fair across departments, you have to fight for every dollar


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Awful"

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

    I have been working at Independent Bank (MI) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -banking hours and vacations (standard in industry)
    - ??

    Cons

    - 0 training "MortgageDevelopmentProgram"
    - underpays
    - unsupportive of disabilities
    - mocks customers - poor/”trailer-trash”
    - Management: mean&condescending, petty&aggressive, 2faced

    Advice to Management

    Pay hourly employees a fair wage
    Respect disabled workers
    Hire some Black or Brown people for gods sake


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you like drama and negativity"

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

    I worked at Independent Bank (MI) full-time

    Pros

    The company has good values.

    Cons

    Lazy management. Always short staffed. Too much turnover. Part time pay was considerably less that full time even though it was the same position. Promotions are given based off who is favorite and not who is qualified. Very negative and drama filled atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your office and help the teller line


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "banking"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small bank local decision making

    Cons

    upper management out of touch with employees, Bank seems to have forgotten that they are a "community bank"


  6. "Teller"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Independent Bank (MI) part-time

    Pros

    - Decent Hours
    - The customer's

    Cons

    - They were always about "cutting back"
    - Management played favoritism
    - Manager's were unapproachable
    - Not a lot of room for growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unfortunate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Teller in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Independent Bank (MI) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours basic 8:45-5:15 the customer base stays the same

    Cons

    Upper management very unprofessional not family oriented no respect for employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    Slightly above average work life balance.

    Cons

    Very minimal career development, promotions within are very limited.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility with work and personal life

    Cons

    - Compensation is below market
    - No growth/opportunity
    - Training is poor/nonexistent
    - Micromanagement
    - Gossiping and favoritism
    - Negativity among employees

    Advice to Management

    Train and invest in young talent from within. Compensate them so they aren't constantly sending out resumes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Independent Bank (MI) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some management are nice, some employees were fun to work with

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Executive management is terrible will want hourly emplouees to take a paycut and gige salary employees raises. Raises are yerrible. Many are 2 faced and will stab you in the back and are VERY fake

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, make right decisions, quit being fake and get rid of management who do nothing while the rest in the branch work their butts off.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Advanced Planning in IT minimal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Management in Ionia, MI
    Former Employee - IT Management in Ionia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Independent Bank (MI) full-time

    Pros

    There were many good people who worked here but the only reason things didn't fall apart on a daily, instead of weekly/monthly basis is because of constant heroics by the team.

    Cons

    There seems to be no strategic planning in the IT area. It's all one fire drill after another.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and start handling more IT related tasks internally. Start enforcing change control and maintenance windows.



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