Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) – Rosemont, IL – April 17, 2018
Wintrust is a marketing machine that doesn't care about its employees. You will never advance no matter how hard you work, or how much you achieve. They keep you in the same position indefinitely, because it benefits them.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Rosemont, IL – March 22, 2018
The work day is dependent upon the department. Some departments are flexible and others are rigid. Some managers are easy to work with. Fridays are casual and there is a monthly lunch provided to all corporate employees.
Good people to work with, monthly lunches, good benefits
Marketing Employee (Former Employee) – Rosemont, IL – February 22, 2018
At Wintrust I managed digital financial eCommerce programs for all Wintrust Financial Corporation companies and affiliates covering a wide range of marketing and digital strategies - web, mobile, applications, email, social media, print. Very challenging and rewarding.
Teller (Former Employee) – Illinois – February 5, 2018
Great place to work. As a teller it's a comfortable non pressure sales position. Something you don't see at other financial institutions. In small towns it's a awesome personal work environment. They offer great benefits. May have room to advance.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Rosemont, IL – December 8, 2017
Wintrust is a good company. It has grown and evolved and I'm confident it will continue. The sales side of the house is done more consultative which I totally agree with. Incentive programs and bonuses are inconsistent this is a charter decision...this needs to be standardized across the enterprise. Also in any of the roles I've had at Wintrust I am seldom staffed adequately.
These may sound like mostly complaints but look deeper. This company is a company still evolving, learning, and has the growing pains to show it.
Universal Banker (Former Employee) – WI – October 5, 2017
Wintrust truly is wonderful! They really care about their employees! They give paid leave for mothers! Which is HUGE!!! Great paid time off and a fair amount of sick time!! I feel like if i had the opportunity to do what i do best i would have stayed but unfortunately it was not offered in the area i was located!
Good organization yet i worked for a horrible dept.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 25, 2017
Was interviewed for a certain role and responsibilities yet job awkwardly turned opposite from what was discussed in interview as far as wants and needs from the employer side. Opinions and thoughts were welcomed yet there was resistance when given. I will never work for a bank again.
Compliance Officer (Former Employee) – Rosemont, IL – May 24, 2017
Company is continuing to grow so there are plenty of opportunities for work and industry growth. Work/Life balance is adequate. Compensation is adequate (little opportunity for pay increase/promotions).
Monthly luncheons. Management is flexible with schedule.
Little opportunity for growth. No ability to work from home/remotely.
Default Loan Servicing (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 7, 2017
There was not much time to have fun because everyone is constantly working on their computers. My employees were very nice and always willing to help me when I was in a difficult situation. Great environment overall.
Contract Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Rosemont, IL – November 15, 2016
Wintrust Corp has a structured work environment with a cafeteria, gym, and shuttle to the nearby trains to downtown, as well as weekly happy hours. The staff is not culturally diverse, and is made up primarily of Republican Chicago sports-fans, which can lead to some culture clashes and difference is communication styles. Typical days involve diligently working at your computer and taking breaks for coffee or lunch. Operations run very smoothly. Work is assigned to you in a digital queue that you can comment on or check off when completed. Sometimes time is lost emailing people who are steps away, but in general, workflow is pretty efficient.
gym, cafeteria, easy commute
constant passive aggressive emailing, corporate hierarchy hinders effective communication