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Wintrust Financial Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Wintrust Financial President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Wayne Hummer Investments, Wayne Hummer Trust, Wayne Hummer Asset Management, and First Insurance Funding Edward J. Wehmer
Edward J. Wehmer
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my job not the politics"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Barrington, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved my team and customers, Wintrust is a community bank with big bank technology.

    Cons

    Old s

    Life crisis such as a death were not given the proper respect that should have been given.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to interact with middle management more to get to know their management team. LISTENING to other manager's especially a manager with controlling addiction could be costly. Especially when they are protecting their own position.


  2. "Above Average"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers, strong financial institution. Great place for new employees.

    Cons

    Pay for existing employees is well below market. New employees receive more opportunities and are given more freedom to advance career.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those who have helped the organization get to where it is today.

  3. "Tread Carefully"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Lansing, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Lansing, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are very friendly and willing to assist.

    Cons

    Very nit picky about everything from what you wear to how you even speak to various individuals.
    Training is extremely weak and the leadership would rather cut an employee than invest in their future by providing proper training to do the job given.

    Advice to Management

    Properly train all employees to do their job well. Do not leave employees to be trained via proxy and over e-mail. Place all employees with someone who can provide them the training they need, not in an office 30 miles away and expect them to commute constantly for assistance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology - System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wood Dale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people

    Great overall skill improvement opportunities

    Growing corporation

    Good benefits

    Computer based training courses available to further technical education on personal time

    Cons

    Senior management lacks a clear understanding on employee staffing levels

    Technology systems delivered lacks imagination and innovation

    No formal training provided for on-boarding employees

    Little room for professional advancement

    Advice to Management

    Properly staff your organization

    Properly organize and plan long term projects and allow the staff adequate time to execute said plan

    Listen to employees in matters of technical feasibility vs possibility

    Refine processes to actually help your employees be efficient, rather than hinder them

    Provide formal training to employees to increase productivity

    Be consistent with decision making and policy enforcement

    Give proper annual reviews (something I have had exactly 1 time in all my years at the company)

    Be realistic with expectations to the business units, it feels at times the inmates run the asylum


  5. "Good place if you're a 9-5 person who works to live"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good. Culture is pretty relaxed. Compensation seems pretty good given the relatively light expectations.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive place in the world. Old school management who generally seem pretty overconfident in my experience... though they seem competent overall

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so technophobic... it's probably costing you a lot in efficiency


  6. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    marketing department is fun. happy hours. parties. etc.

    Cons

    the work is not creative


  7. "Commercial Banking Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong bank, with excellent lending teams.

    Cons

    Can be a political office environment.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very old fashioned approach to office life. If you want to have a life outside of work, don't work here."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can meet some great people. Great building location, lots to do during lunch or after work. Really good restaurants in the area.

    Cons

    Zero workplace flexibility and no work/life balance. You are expected to be in the office 8am-10pm. Upper management will openly bully talented employees just because they don't like them. No emphasis on career development.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cultivating a toxic environment. Inspire all employees and take an interest in employee development.


  9. "Personal banker"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller bank with in house decision making. Not a lot of cold calling for sales. Lots of great account options with no fees, accounts sell themselves.

    Cons

    Outside events fall on nights and weekends and are unpaid. High expectations for staff members but upper management doesn't participate. Lack of training opportunities. Leadership needs a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and be more hands on


  10. "Very poor experience - lack of direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location in Downtown Highland Park and offices are very nice and up to date! good benefits, associates are very friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    Poor management and HR at corporate office. Career mobility is limiting. HR leadership was lacking and there was not clear direction! Run from this company!

    Advice to Management

    Hire true leaders in HR.


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