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We believe in excellence.
Bank First is proud to be one of the top-performing providers of financial services in Wisconsin. Our success is attributed to our dedicated team of bankers who are committed to excellence and exceeding customer expectations. It is also due to our relationship-based model of banking. This model facilitates a culture of high credit quality standards and gives us an opportunity to know our customers on a personal level, allowing us to provide superior financial solutions that are value driven.
Bank First continues to outperform its peers and has been recognized as one of the top 100 performing banks in the United States and the top performing bank in Wisconsin. In addition, we have been recognized by American Banker as one of the “Best Banks to Work” in 2014 and 2016.
We believe in helping you grow.
It is the mission of Bank First to help employees grow both personally and within their role by creating employee-centric development plans and giving people the autonomy to succeed while holding them accountable to deliver results. Development plans are focused on career growth, personal development, training, mentoring, and community involvement. Employees are encouraged to further enhance their skills and seek additional training if desired. Bank First also promotes leadership training for its staff, in addition to providing tuition reimbursement for those looking to further their education.
We believe in personal well-being.
Bank First is committed to helping employees balance work and family commitments. Employees are afforded favorable vacation days and flexible hours to accommodate doctor appointments, family obligations, volunteer efforts, school events for children, and any other life event that arises. We also offer a confidential employee assistance program for personal or work related issues.
We believe in strengthening our community.
Bank First takes great pride in supporting our community. We have created a culture focused on community involvement, and our employees are empowered to volunteer and give back in many ways. In 2016, our employees donated over 9,000 hours of volunteering to the communities we serve. Giving back has allowed Bank First to develop meaningful relationships with local families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. We believe these relationships strengthen us, our families, and our communities.
We believe in ethical integrity.
Bank First’s culture celebrates diversity, creativity, and responsiveness, with the highest ethical standards. Employees are encouraged and empowered to always do the right thing. We are committed to fostering an environment in which all employees, directors, and officers adhere to the same high standards of ethical conduct in the performance of the bank’s business activities. We are dedicated to ensuring the continued success of Bank First. Our success will never come at the expense of ethical behavior.
We believe in environmental sustainability.
Bank First takes pride in its initiative to reduce the environmental footprint we have in the communities we serve. We have a passionate team of employees on our Sustainability Committee, a group whose mission is to create solutions and implement procedures that are environmentally friendly. Since forming the committee, we have taken a number of actions to reduce our footprint, some of which include:
- Using recycled facility products and donating furniture and other supplies when remodeling or constructing new offices
- Updating our lighting systems to automatically turn off lights when not in use
- Defaulting the printers to print from one-sided to two-sided
- Reducing paper consumption by utilizing iPads for meeting materials. The bank assisted employees in this initiative by reimbursing individuals 50% of the cost of a new iPad.
- Rewarding customers for using e-statements versus paper statements.
- Installing water units in the branches and providing a new eco-friendly water bottle to each employee to reduce bottled water consumption
- Providing shredding days for our customers