Wintrust Financial
3.2 of 5 17 reviews
www.wintrust.com Lake Forest, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Wintrust Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
Wintrust Financial – Wheaton – “Wheaton Bank & Trust”

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3.2 17 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

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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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Overall good place to work in a commercial banking environment.

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI 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.

ConsTop 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 Senior ManagementDo evaluation of senior managers, make more employees accountable for their actions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Bank in Chicago

Commercial Banking Officer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat culture and opportunities for upward mobility

ConsInvestment in education for the companies younger employees

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in education for younger employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall, a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPlenty 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.

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementBefore asking banks to staff themselves leaner, look at Rosemont's productivity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An OK place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Wintrust Financial

ProsGood benefits package, they staff their branches appropriately

ConsVery political, management unconcerned with the needs of their staff

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast Growing local banking

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOpportunities and more coming up as we continue to grow

ConsAs with any place too much Politics

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your front line employees...don't make decisions in a vacuum

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not my worse employer but definitely not among the best.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Wintrust Financial full-time

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

ConsUntrustworthy management, lack of integrity...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Definitely lagging behind other banks in the area

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Wintrust Financial as an intern for less than a year

ProsLaidback work environment, low stress.

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company overall - Good benefits

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Rosemont, IL (US)

I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits. Have on-site gym equipped with fitness classes for all employees free of charge. Two week vacation and unlimited sick days. Provides 401k match, medical (BCBS IL), dental and vision insurance. Discounts for AT&T, Jos A. Banks, etc.

ConsCommunication within departments is limited. A lot of micro managing. In order to fit in you must have a traditional mindset. Not very open to new ideas. Very cut throat environment. Not a team environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to offer work/life balance. Offer remote access to all employees to allow all departments to remain functional and allow for work/life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Wintrust Financial

ProsNice place to work at.

ConsNothing major to report here.

Advice to Senior ManagementNa

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company culture

Commercial Loan Officer (Current Employee)
Rosemont, IL (US)

I have been working at Wintrust Financial full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGrowing organization, good job security

Consemployees are under-compensated across the board

Advice to Senior Managementpay better attention to your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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