First Midwest Bancorp

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First Midwest Bancorp Reviews

Updated 9 October 2014
Updated 9 October 2014
25 Reviews
2.7
25 Reviews
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First Midwest Bancorp President, CEO, and Director Michael L. Scudder
Michael L. Scudder
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  1.  

    Turn around and walk away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller III in Tinley Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Teller III in Tinley Park, IL (US)

    I worked at First Midwest Bancorp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    3 weeks of vacation for FT employees starting out. Benefits start right away. Can't say much else positive about this place

    Cons

    All sales and no customer service.
    Horrible supervisors (had one talk about my medical information with another employee)
    Insurance is expensive
    Very few paid holidays
    Unfair scheduling
    Have to meet sales goals or you can be fired
    A lot of favoritism
    *I worked at the Tinley Park IL - Oak Park Ave location*

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on sales and start focusing on your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good career growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is good work life balance, career growth potential, good co-workers and executive management.

    Cons

    I don't see many cons in my opinion as the company does a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This was the worst experience of my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Coordinator in Itasca, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Learning Coordinator in Itasca, IL (US)

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros. This company is not going to be around very long

    Cons

    People are treated poorly. Management is allowed to be hostile and belittle employees and this behavior is supported by senior leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No matter how much leader trainging you offer, if leaders are still allowed to belittle and yell, and mis treat their staff, then your company will fail. Look at your legacy employees, they are ruining your company. You keep promoted them and they don't have a clue what they are doing. Treat minorities with respect. Don't have a diversity program if people don't have to treat minorities with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The Toyota of Chicago banks - dependable, excellent value, uninspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Banking Officer
    Former Employee - Commercial Banking Officer

    I worked at First Midwest Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Support and knowledge of senior management is excellent. Bank has a top-notch benefits program. 401k plan offers profit sharing and an excellent mix of investment options. Employees have access to an above average training department. Company's realistic goals promote work/life balance.

    Cons

    Unfortunately bonuses are below industry average. Company follows the market and is definitely not an innovator. No brand recognition outside of southwest suburban market. Finally, unattractive branch offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace technology, invest in a marketing strategy, update appearance of current locations and allow employees horizontal mobility within the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work can be challenging and fulfilling. But old school thinking hinders processes and possible growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces for three years in a row.

    Cons

    Technology for employees is behind the times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's not a top 25 workplace (Chicago Tribune) for no reason...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Decision Support Analyst in Itasca, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Decision Support Analyst in Itasca, IL (US)

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Rewarded for growth and performance
    -Obtainable promotions and value continued learning
    -Some great management throughout.
    -Small business feel
    -Many staff have been with company for a long time
    -Strong bank in the face of economic hardship
    -Focused on growth and advancement in the market

    Cons

    -Recent restructuring leave several areas in an area of uncertainty.
    -Some "old school" thinking and executive leadership (beginning to change a bit)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing to further the company and the brand but don't lose sight of what makes First Midwest the choice for it's clients... the valued, tenured staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dissappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp

    Pros

    It used to be a good place to work

    Cons

    Not into technology. Management is all about sales and nothing else. Environment in general is all negative

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent - Not Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corp HQ Employee in Itasca, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Corp HQ Employee in Itasca, IL (US)

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility is good - but is greatly dependent on your manager.
    Raises have remained at at least 3% - even in sour economy.
    If you work hard, you will have the chance to move up - just not very fast.

    Cons

    Like anyplace lately - theme is do more with less. Staffs are lean and budgets never go up - but rather down.
    Innovation is not something that occurs here. Slow to market, slow to innovate.
    Silo'd - new executives have done little to change this - if anything, it is worse than in years past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to spend money on technology - both for employees and for client facing products. Its 2013 not 1996.

    Realize you can only become so lean before morale and loyalty go out the window.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    First Midwest is a great Chicagoland Bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Midwest Bancorp

    Pros

    Supportive of employees and management does not get in the way. You are given the authority and responsibility to meet the needs of your clients.

    Cons

    Due to the size there is somewhat limited growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing the banks footprint

  11.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL (US)

    I worked at First Midwest Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your average bank, with a few extrordinary employees.

    Cons

    If you can't say anything nice.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and get rid of your old Oaks. Also grow up and stop pretending that your'e really a fancy bathroom when you're really just an outhouse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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