Senior Vice President Lending (Former Employee) – Itasca, IL – July 11, 2017
I was paid well and worked hard. My department was quite successful liquidating millions of dollars in troubled loans. I received significant incentive compensation due to the problem loan clean up work.
Be prepared to work there 20+ years for career advancement
Bank Employee (Current Employee) – Joliet, IL – June 23, 2017
Poor management, and play favorites when it comes to promotion. It doesn't matter what your credentials are, if you are not executive management's favorite or haven't been there 20 years or more, promotion is minimal. They like to over promise and under deliver.
They are making strides in work life balance
Minimal leadership advancement and growth in career
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) – Joliet, IL – May 23, 2017
• Provide superior banking services to customer in a professional manner by serving as the first point of contact for inquiries. • Report customer’s concerns in a regular basis to my superiors for possible opportunities and process improvements. • Delivered exceptional sales metrics by reaching and exceeding expected goals throughout 2016. • Provide real time information with a high degree of courtesy regarding retail loans, CDs, and IRA’s data. • Accept and process stop payments, funds transfers, disputes, and other research related question regarding deposit account in a timely manner to maximize turnaround.
Teller (Former Employee) – Galesburg, IL – May 4, 2017
The only thing I didn't like was the selling of products. I didn't hire on as a teller to have to sell products. I feel the products should speak for themselves and if a customer wants them ok but I shouldn't have a quota of products I have to sell each month in order to keep my job.
Desktop Engineer (Current Employee) – Joliet, IL – May 4, 2017
I feel the Bank as a whole has changed drastically as it's grown over the years and they have not adjusted well to the changes in the Support areas. Many are feeling overwhelmed, projects are struggling to meet completion goals, the bank has doubled in size and the support areas have not grown to keep up. Meanwhile they throw money at the departments that earn money not keeping mind that support is a 24/7/365 job required to keep the bank functioning and meeting regulatory requirements.
Benefits, vacation time, family flexibility
Lower pay, impossible to achieve review ratings, no room to grow...
CBR (Former Employee) – Palos Park, IL – April 22, 2017
I didn't feel there was adequate training provided and doing two jobs with a whole new computer system was a bit too much. They expected longer hours and too much jumping back and forth from one job to the next.
Bettter vacation time policy
Shorter lunches, no breaks and too much uncertainty.
full service banker (Former Employee) – New Lenox, IL – April 19, 2017
My daily duties consist of both personal banker and teller when needed.Some of the things I enjoyed about the job was the employees and clients.I learned to open and close accounts,overdraft protection,deposits,withdrawals,drive-thru and safety deposit box.
Employee Relations Business Partner (Former Employee) – Itasca, IL – April 3, 2017
Challenging position with room for growth. The company has been growing in leaps and bounds but does not value seasoned employee values. Change of management in Human Resources brought about restructure of the department which centralized the department with little direct employee contact.
Assistant Vice President, Manager (Current Employee) – Itasca, IL – February 20, 2017
This is a great place to work, great benefits, good people. Full time employees receive 3 weeks vacation at hiring. there are learning opportunities and room for advancement with the required experience.
Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Danville, IL – January 9, 2017
First Midwest Bank is a highly sale orientated company. The company's top focus for employees is their ability to reach monthly sales goals. Employees are reprimanded and can lose their job if sales goal are not meet each month. The work environment can be very stressful.