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North Shore Community Bank Reviews

Updated March 6, 2019
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  1. "Wintrust Bank Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Shore Community Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, many locations/charters to work at, great work-life separation

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to list.

    Advice to Management

    Although there are standards for pay, not all employees fit into the "mold" - reward those who "break the mold"


  2. "Retail Banking/Consumer Banking"

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    Former Employee - Universal Banker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Universal Banker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Shore Community Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming co-workers and supportive environment. Wintrust is a holding company for several small community banks, which gives them a local small town feel while serving a large market. This means that employees are encouraged to focus on customer service over product sales. Refreshing for a bank.

    Cons

    Very little mobility, vertical or lateral within Wintrust. Many other bank employers have programs for existing employees to move into lending, mortgage banking or commercial banking. This does not exist at Wintrust.

    Advice to Management

    It is good to support current employees in their career goals. You are losing out on a lot of great talent.

  3. "."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Teller in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Shore Community Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Work Environment

    Cons

    . Scheduling delays
    . Pay


  4. "Good Job, Lack of Flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Were genuinely interested in developing their staff

    Cons

    Very inflexible, at times they can micromanage


  5. "Great company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Shore Community Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management. Potential to be promoted within. Support staff and training is excellent.

    Cons

    Haven't experienced many cons. I suppose it's a little behind the times with technology

    Advice to Management

    Don't be stingy when it comes to promoting.


  6. "Banking is a different business model"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Toms River, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Toms River, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Shore Community Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere and an ongoing entity

    Cons

    The banking industry is unique


  7. "My time at NSCB will be remembered fondly, lots of great people that I met and lots of things we accomplished together."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Deposit Operations in Wilmette, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Deposit Operations in Wilmette, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Shore Community Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great facilities, lots a room for advancement, benefits are nice, not a high stress job at all. I enjoyed my time there working at several different locations.

    Cons

    Culture changed from retail/customer focused to commercial/lending. While the bank was able to thrive as both, it wasn't the same community bank as when I started.

  8. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnetka, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnetka, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    More communication from up to down


  9. "A great starting point for a banking career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL

    Pros

    The managers are really nice people. I gained some great experience.

    Cons

    The compensation is on the low end of the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at comp packages.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Ahhhh no thanks"

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    Former Employee - Banker in Wilmette, IL
    Former Employee - Banker in Wilmette, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The bank is backed by a relatively strong holding copmany BUT is known to be the black sheep of the holding company.

    Cons

    There have been so many management shifts over the past 10 years, the bank jsut cannot seem to get it together. Employees are overall dissatisfied.

    Advice to Management

    The only time the bank really thrived is when the holding company re-inserted a CEO that had moved on to the greener pastures of the
    "mother ship." Ed's attempts since have failed.