First Business Bank

Careers at First Business Bank

Our people, our priority.
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We Believe In Prioritizing People to Achieve Success

Our clients, our employees, our families, our communities. This driving philosophy was a guidepost from the founding of First Business Bank in 1990, and our devotion to it is unwavering today. We’re delighted you’re considering joining us.

We’re passionate about helping businesses and people. First Business Financial Services, Inc., is the proud holding company of First Business Bank and First Business Specialty Finance, LLC. We specialize in providing focused financial solutions for businesses and executives.

Transitioning Back-to-Office

As we emerge from the pandemic, we are continuing to put people first, which means maintaining a dynamic hiring and recruiting process and making changes to reflect the current environment. More and more employees are returning to the office, which, in turn, means we are excited to re-introduce onsite interviews again. We will continue to utilize technology and incorporate video interviewing and virtual onboarding as needed, and we look forward to supporting our employees with expanded flexibility and work options. As we have conversations during our process, please let us know how we can work together to ensure you have a positive, and individualized, experience.

Guiding Principles

Our People

Our people are our priority. They embody ambition, experience, and client focus. The result? Extremely engaged employees who provide unmatched client satisfaction. Our people are our number one.

Our Culture

Our culture encourages high levels of achievement. We're always up for a challenge, setting high goals and actively seeking out the "best" way. We embrace change, continuous improvement, and innovation.

Our Results

Our results directly correlate with our strategy. We made a conscious decision to focus on people, culture, and a niche — not only to differentiate our company, but to differentiate our results.

Our Focus

Our focus is business banking in conjunction with financial services. We offer sophisticated services, industry expertise, accessibility to clients, and outstanding results to our shareholders. We are a model of convenience.

Explore The Possibilities

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Commitment to Success

As a part of First Business Bank, you’ll find a unique culture based on our “Statement of Beliefs” — 28 statements created when the company was founded capturing expectations of how we behave, treat each other, and treat our clients. We expanded these core values and created a Cultural Competency Framework, which defines observable skills and behaviors required to be successful. Our competencies are important to us because we know that our talent fuels company growth and success. We use these core values not only to communicate our culture, but also to help guide employee career growth and development.

Values Differences

At First Business Bank, we have a collective responsibility to share in the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; to ensure all voices are heard; to create an environment where everyone has a sense of belonging; and where we can show up every day as our true and authentic selves.

Using the platinum rule to guide us, we strive to treat others the way they want to be treated. Our core cultural competencies include Values Differences: recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. With each new hire, we have the opportunity to be better, stronger, and more inclusive. We believe increased diversity impacts our success, and the success of our employees, clients, and communities. First Business Bank is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees.

Total Rewards

We value the total rewards package – compensation, benefits, and wellness – that we provide to our employees, and know that taking care of our people and their families has a direct impact on their success and the success of our company. 

Competitive compensation
Annual bonus program
Individual incentive plans
Comprehensive insurance packages — health, dental, vision, disability, life
Flex spending accounts
401k matching & profit sharing
Generous paid time off
Flex scheduling
Education assistance
Professional development and training opportunities
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness program

On Campus

Throughout our company, we value fresh perspectives and positive energy, which is why we offer internships and entry-level careers, attend career fairs on several area campuses, and participate in student organizations. Many of our interns continue on to become employees. There’s no limit to what you can achieve at First Business Bank.

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Community Involvement

Giving back is important at First Business Bank — one facet of our commitment to creating robust communities. Our employees dedicate their time and resources to service organizations and non-profit boards across all of our markets, directly impacting their communities. As an organization, we wholeheartedly support making contributions to local charitable organizations in our communities. Each location has a charitable foundation with a corporate contributions committee that evaluates all requests for contributions, and ensures that each need is given thoughtful consideration.

Hiring Process

Impactful employees are engaged, high-achieving professionals, which benefits us, our clients, and you. An intentional hiring process allows candidates and hiring teams to evaluate each other thoughtfully and thoroughly, which leads to confident and successful decisions. Our hiring process includes:

  1. Completing our online application.
  2. Participating in a phone interview with a member of the talent acquisition team.
  3. Completing two brief hiring assessments (sent via email; results are shared with candidates).
  4. Participating in first-round interviews with talent acquisition and hiring teams.
    Participating in second-round interviews with hiring teams and senior-level leaders.
  5. Offer extension.
  6. Background screening and hiring contingency removal.
  7. Onboarding.
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The Results of Our Commitment

At First Business Bank, we’re proud of our employees’ commitment to exceeding expectations in our relationships with clients and each other.