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Wintrust Financial Reviews

Updated November 6, 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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Pros
  • There are good benefits and have the ability to VPN in once a week (in 10 reviews)

  • Employee centric and really support work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Part of Wintrust technology"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good benefits and have the ability to VPN in once a week

    Cons

    Completely unorganized, compete disregard for branch locations. Often departments refuse to take responsibility for mistakes and do things without any testing


  2. "Great company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee centric and really support work/life balance. Committed to the communities they operate in and give back in meaningful ways. They are a team that works well across all disciplines to support customers and employees.

    Cons

    Nothing material - lack of formal processes and coaching in some areas can make it difficult to navigate but it's workable.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, low compensation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time

    Pros

    Actual people to work with are great, very team-oriented. Best community bank out there for Chicagoland area.

    Cons

    Too much responsibility for little compensation in almost all departments. IT support is not knowledgeable for most part. Overall behind in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who deserve it and keep up with technology.


  4. "Nice People, good place to learn, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture
    Nice People
    Easy Work Life balance

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Next on totem to be promoted


  5. "Perfect"

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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 Wintrust Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is perfect and everyone is awesome

    Cons

    There are no cons working for wintrust


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely welcoming and nice employees. Everyone was willing to help.

    Cons

    Very laid back. Not a lot of motivation throughout the company. Boring work.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your interns something useful instead of having them file loans all day.


  7. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Internal Auditor
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They always seek to hire new talent

    Cons

    No foundation set for staff to follow.

    Advice to Management

    Build the necessary foundation for employees to prosper

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wintrust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Major disconnect between upper management and the working employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how things actually work. Don't put your bonus ahead of everything else.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Chicago's next Big Bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time

    Pros

    Independence and ability to work outside of job description. Excellent medical benefits.

    Cons

    Layers of bureaucracy have been added in recent years. Senior and longstanding employees have departed which has taken away from the employee focused culture that allowed Wintrust to attract and maintain talent. Morale was very low in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    The company has shifted from entrepreneurial core values to new standardized corporate values. The original values are still espoused; however, the impact has been felt. Many seasoned and original employees have left because of this. Wintrust can become Chicago's bank, but it has done so at the loss of many of it's founding family.


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Locally focused. Trending toward the big bank feel with the small company feeling as well.

    Cons

    Slow growth. Difficult to move up quickly.


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