Wintrust Financial Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
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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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  1. It's an ok company to work for

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great first job out of college

    Cons

    Pay needs to be better

  2. Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people, and tons of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Overtime availability, and investment opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Greater/scheduled salary increases are needed.

  3. OK company

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, company luncheons, health/benefits packages, paid time off, laid back office environment, free company gym

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for advancement and a lot of mico managing

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  5. Overall, a good place to intern - quality lessons learned.

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

    I worked at Wintrust Financial as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent for interns, they get you business ready in no time

    Cons

    Management is a little disorganized

  6. Great Entry Level Corporation, but career will become stagnate.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People. The corporation just bought a new building.

    Cons

    Unorganized. The management is horrible and the pay is below average.

    Advice to Management

    If you do not increase wages, you'll lose your best people.

  7. My Review

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

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wintrust is a nice place to work except for the department I am in

    Cons

    To draconian in my department. Management is old fashion and out of touch

  8. Great people through out the firm, but very low paying.

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

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent co workers, very knowledge with top industry experience

    Cons

    Very segmented company with disproportionate compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees based on meritocracy.

  9. Overall good place to work in a commercial banking environment.

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

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would say above avg health benefits, on-site gym at corp hq, good work-life balance. Company is still small to be nimble but big enough to make positive impact in the Chicago banking footprint. Overall nice employees to work with. Decent annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Top heavy organization with lots senor mgrs. Corp communications is probably the biggest cons as sr mgrs doesn't pass down goals, direction to middle and lower level analysts. I.e. the left hand doesn't talk to the right hand. Lack of remote access from home. Merit increases usually small, below industry avgs.

    Advice to Management

    Do evaluation of senior managers, make more employees accountable for their actions.

  10. Overall, a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance or change positions. Since there are 15 banks, if no opportunities are open at one bank, something will probably come up at another bank.

    Cons

    There seems to be some political maneuvering at headquarters--some people trying to make names for themselves without taking ownership of their actions (or lack of action).

    Advice to Management

    Before asking banks to staff themselves leaner, look at Rosemont's productivity.

  11. Best Bank in Chicago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Banking Officer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Commercial Banking Officer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    Investment in education for the companies younger employees

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in education for younger employees

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