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Wintrust Financial Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
20 Reviews
3.2
20 Reviews
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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.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great People. The corporation just bought a new building.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

    Pros

    Excellent co workers, very knowledge with top industry experience

    Cons

    Very segmented company with disproportionate compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees based on meritocracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    Investment in education for the companies younger employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in education for younger employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An OK place to work

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

    I worked at Wintrust Financial

    Pros

    Good benefits package, they staff their branches appropriately

    Cons

    Very political, management unconcerned with the needs of their staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put unqualified people in management positions just because they're related to someone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fast Growing local banking

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities and more coming up as we continue to grow

    Cons

    As with any place too much Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line employees...don't make decisions in a vacuum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not my worse employer but definitely not among the best.

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

    I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time

    Pros

    Employment opportunity....there were not many positive to this job.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy management, lack of integrity...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Definitely lagging behind other banks in the area

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

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

    Pros

    Laidback work environment, low stress.

    Cons

    Poor pay, no work ethic in department or team collaboration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and trust young workers with more challenging projects as opposed to menial tasks. Otherwise why bother paying them?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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