Teller (Former Employee) – Rantoul, IL – August 26, 2018
Every task or goal that they gave me I reached and accomplished. When I would apply and interview for a promotion they would say that I needed to accomplish something else. I did this with them for 6 years. I left the company to relocate and go to college. When I graduated with a business Management degree I went back to the company and they wouldn’t even give me a full time position. I worked 2 part time jobs. 30 hours at the bank and 30 hours at the gas station. When a full time position opened up, they told me that they didn’t feel like I was 100% committed to the company and denied me the full time position.
As long as your okay with entry level pay, part time hours, no benefits or PTO, you’ll have a job
Exception Item Overdraft Specialist (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL 61820 – May 22, 2018
I loved my job and the work I did daily. Thought I had found the job I would be doing for a long time. That all changed when the bank went through a merger and we got new management. Working at the office turned in to a joke. The new management started running the place like it was a sorority. They just wanted to play games and have catered lunches, then would get upset when work got behind or you didn't want to participate because you had a full day of work to do. It felt like middle school with the favoritism and the outright dislike and degrading treatment for certain employees. Had coworkers diagnosed with life ending illness, then later pass away, while management just acted like that person never existed. Very uncaring atmosphere.
Initially Pulaski Bank. Pulaski was one of the best companies to work before the sale to Busey Bank
Senior Mortgage Processor (Former Employee) – Creve Coeur, MO – May 18, 2018
Initially Pulaski Bank. Pulaski was one of the best companies to work before the sale to Busey Bank. Too many misleading communication and a corporate environment for a small company based on a small company in IL. No loyalty to employees that had put so many years into being devoted to Pulaski and the employees that helped create what Pulaski represented in the mortgage industry.
Was able to currently keep pay scale to meet metro area
Too many lies, misleading employees Initially Pulaski Bank, Pulaski was one of the best companies to work before the sale to Busey Bank, no loyalty, initial mortgage plans were misleading leading to several people losing their jobs
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – May 1, 2018
I worked for Busey for 13 years. The first years were wonderful. The employee came first and it was like a big family atmosphere. Then came the merger with another big bank in town. That’s when it all turned negative and went downhill. The new upper management were horrible. My department was taken over by someone with no experience who was an awful manager. Even though all my reviews were excellent, I was never promoted. Later I found out my coworker was telling falsehoods to our supervisor. The writing was on the wall, so I quit. No use in fighting since my supervisor had her blinders on. Leaving was the best decision I made.
Micromanaged, promotions not based on ability, Office politics
Teller (Former Employee) – Normal, IL – April 26, 2018
Management is stuck in high school and doesn’t know how to appreciate its hardworking staff! You feel like you’re being babysat. If they would fire management and start over it would be a much better workplace. Coworkers are a usually nice and bond over terrible management. I would never recommend this company to anyone they don’t value they’re employees.
Regional Strategic Manager (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IL – March 19, 2018
Loved my job at Busey. It was a newly created position and unfortunately when the mortgage industry took a big hit, there were 23 jobs eliminated in the Bloomington Normal market, unfortunately mine was one of them.
Bank Teller (Former Employee) – Illinois – September 18, 2017
Management was disorganized & had no communication with each other. Need to understand how to deal with employees who have disabilities. If you didn't stand behind your managers they would do what is necessary to terminate your employment. Cliquish management. Referral pressure constantly even though customers were lost after mergers. Didn't care about the customers only there numbers. Insensitive management.
Gym membership incentives, Good salary
No breaks, high deductible health care, stuffy dress code
Mortgage Specialist (Former Employee) – Creve Coeur, MO – September 17, 2017
First I only gave it a star because its required, it was not a choice. Prior to the merger this was the place to retire from. However the closer the deadline the worse the company and people became. There is a lack of management, no room for advancement if you were not a favorite with the SVP. In which they handed out promotions to the least qualified instead of the ones that really earned it.
Mortgage Processor (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – June 26, 2017
Busey offers good benefits and works with your schedule. The corporation takes care of their employees, however I was given no notice prior to my release. I received a 90 day pay increase and incentive's for quality, but was released without a verbal or written warning.
Loved working in this fun environment with hardworking people
Bank Teller (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – May 15, 2017
Each day I, as well as every other coworker/customer, received a warm welcome coming into the bank. Every bad day would instantly get better coming into work due to the cheerful environment and the customers being happy to see you. The hardest part of the job would have to be letting down a customer if you could not grant their request due to a reason such as no license present when cashing a check or something of that nature. The most enjoyable factor would be the happy customers and getting to know them. My coworkers were phenomenal as well.
Not a fun place to work. Management is underhanded.
Retail/Mortgage Special Asset Specialist (Former Employee) – Creve Coeur, MO 63141 – April 12, 2017
Prior to merger it was a fun place to work, after merger it became redundant, micromanaged and stressful. I did not learn anything from Busey it was all knowledge I had prior to merger. The hardest part of the job was coming in and the most enjoyable part of the job was going home.
Telecommunications Administrator (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IL – February 24, 2017
I worked with a great team, and for a great direct supervisor. This company chooses to invest money the right way and do things right the first time. The only thing they don't spend money on is compensation. All in all I really enjoyed working at the bank.
Dont get sick because of their mold infested buildings
Teller (Former Employee) – Florida – September 22, 2016
Denied time off for Dr appointments and only offered FMLA towards the end of my medication. I felt I had no choice but to call in for appointments and stick out the worst days at work. I didn't tell them about my poisoning because I felt there would be retaliation. Terminated after the busiest days rush without a care. When I started working at Busey I felt like we were part of a family, but far from it in the end.