First Bank & Trust Named One of the “Best Banks to Work For” in 2017

American Banker has once again named First Bank & Trust one of the “Best Banks to Work For” in their 2017 program. First Bank & Trust claims a top-20 spot for the second year in a row.

The program was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation. It is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group. In all, 75 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this fifth year of the program, with First Bank & Trust in the top 20.

“We’re nothing without the incredible people that work at each and every location. It’s an honor to receive confirmation that our employees value the culture and feel part of a bigger family here,” says Dave Waligoske, President and CEO of Fishback Financial Corporation (bank holding company).

The evaluation process involved both employer-submitted information and employee-answered surveys. The first step reviewed the bank’s workplace policies, practices and demographics. The second step surveyed employees to assess their experiences and attitudes with respect to their workplace.

“This award comes from the employees and that’s what makes it so special and authentic. We are pleased to see these results for a second year in a row,” states Nan Poppen, Director of Human Resources.

The full list of “Best Banks to Work For” will be featured in the next issue of American Banker Magazine and can also be found online.