Company:Bremer Financial Corp.
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Location(s):445 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, MN
Industry:Finance / Banking / Accounting
Size:500 or more
Taking Action: Our promise to you
You'll notice it when you walk in the door, open an account, ask a question, or approach a milestone in your life: the people at Bremer are ready, willing, and able to take action. That service has been part of our culture since our founder, Otto Bremer, opened the doors to his first bank in 1943.
Here's what our company looks like today:
Dedicated employees: Nearly 2,000.
Comprehensive services: Banking, investment, trust, and insurance.
Valued clients: Individuals and families, large and mid-size corporations, small businesses, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities.
Convenient locations: Bank at more than 100 branch offices throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.
Unique ownership: Co-owned by the Otto Bremer Foundation, a nonprofit charitable trust, and Bremer employees
A genuine commitment to our communities
Bremer is owned by both our employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation — the only business structure of its kind in the nation. Bremer fosters a culture of caring and commitment and demonstrates it through grants from the Otto Bremer Foundation, donations by local Bremer affiliates, and the volunteerism of our employees’ time and skills to nonprofit organizations and community projects.
At Bremer, customer service isn’t something we just talk about — it’s something we do for individuals, businesses, and communities. Every day.
Community Service Reinvestment Act
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), enacted by Congress in 1977, is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
At Bremer, we not only follow CRA guidelines, we actively look for opportunities to assist in the economic and social development of our communities. We accomplish this in several ways:
Bremer realizes that our success is dependent upon the success of our communities. This is why we fully support the CRA.
Products and services offered through Bremer Insurance, Bremer Trust, and Invest Financial Corporation are not insured by FDIC, are not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by, the depository institution, and are subject to investment risks including possible loss of the principal amount invested.
At Bremer, we value diversity and inclusion in everything we do, from the way we relate to each other, to the way we treat and service our clients. “Diversity” describes who we are, all the differences we bring to the workplace and all the differences of our clients and potential clients. “Inclusion” calls us to action, ensuring that everyone is allowed to bring their best to the workplace to maximize productivity and make clients comfortable by valuing their unique differences. At Bremer, we believe the cultural and social diversity of our employees enriches our products and services, our interactions with clients, the communities in which we live and work, and our personal lives. We strive to treat our employees with respect, recognize them for their individuality and provide opportunity for advancement based on performance. Bremer’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, chaired by CEO Stan Dardis includes 16 members representing a variety of functions and roles across Bremer. The Council guides Bremer employees to follow its diversity philosophy, objectives and policies. The Council:
Bremer knows our employee-owners are each unique individuals with different needs. That’s why we empower our employees with the tools and information they need to effectively manage their benefit plans. With Bremer’s competitive package of benefits, you have the choice of selecting the type and level of coverage that best meets your personal needs. Your Health
Bremer’s health care options are designed to help improve the lives and health of our employees and their families. Medical – Bremer offers a number of coverage options through quality providers for you and your eligible dependents. Dental – Bremer employees and their dependents may choose to participate in our dental plans, which includes a limited lifetime orthodontia benefit for dependent children. Health-related Time Off – Should you become ill or disabled, Bremer provides you with Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Disability Leave (EDL), and Short-term Disability (STD). You may also select a Long-term Disability (LTD) benefit that fits your needs. Health Care Reimbursement Account – You can take advantage of the benefits a Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) provides by contributing pre-tax dollars which may be used to pay for medical and dental expenses. Dependent Care Reimbursement Account – Pre-tax contributions can be made to a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) to help cover childcare expenses. Same Sex Partner Benefits Your Peace of Mind
Bremer augments health coverage by offering employees insurance plans that provide income replacement during times of loss. Life Insurance – Bremer offers several levels of employee life insurance coverage, allowing you to choose the level that best suits your needs. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance – Our life insurance benefit includes accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Dependent Life Insurance – You may choose among several levels of protection for dependent coverage. Wellness Programs – Bremer offers reduced premiums for participation in Health Risk Assesment and wellness activities. Your Professional Development
Education directly affects the success and quality of life of every community. Because of this, Bremer strongly supports continuing education for our employees. Bremer features Pathways Learning and Bremer Leadership Academy. Educational Assistance – Bremer provides financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Professional Growth – Courses sponsored by outside professional educational institutions such as the American Institute of Banking (AIB) and American Bankers Association (ABA) are eligible for reimbursement. Your Family
Bremer recognizes that employees have needs outside of their work environment. We offer additional benefits to further provide for the health and well-being of employees and their families. Employee Assistance Program – This free, confidential counseling service is available to you and your eligible dependents. Paid Time Off – Bremer offers you a generous number of days for vacation, relaxation, child-related activities, or illness. Employee Dependents’ Scholarship Program – Dependent children—ages 25 and under—may apply for an annual scholarship award ranging from $700 to $2,100 for post-secondary education. Your Future
To assist you in developing a financially secure future, Bremer offers the following. Profit Sharing/401(k) – You may contribute up to 75% of your total base earnings into Bremer’s 401(k) plan. Bremer will match your contribution 100% up to 5% of salary each pay period. Bremer will also contribute to your account in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) or in this plan based on our financial performance. You receive this discretionary contribution even if you don’t contribute to the 401(k) plan. Retirement Plan – You will also receive a basic retirement benefit that can be supplemented by benefits from the Profit Sharing/401(k) and ESOP plans. Bremer will provide you with a retirement benefit based on your length of service, age when you retire, and earnings. Your Finances
Bremer Rewards is a comprehensive relationship banking package of financial products and services offered exclusively to employees of Bremer. Bremer Rewards offers you discounts and bonuses on the products and services you use most to help you reach your financial goals. This package of valuable benefits is offered because:
Working At Bremer
What does it mean to work at Bremer? In an organization with over 1,800 employees, more than 100 locations, and a broad array of career options and challenges, employees’ perspectives of what it means to work at Bremer are considerably varied. A few common themes, however, do emerge. People enjoy working with an organization that provides opportunities for professional growth. Employees appreciate an ownership structure that provides job stability and security. But above all, people enjoy working with an organization that not only gives back to the communities it serves, but encourages employees to do the same as well. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to what our employees have to say:
“Working for Bremer is an exciting challenge! Markets are continually changing. I find working here very rewarding because my work group is diverse. Bremer has given me several great opportunities for professional growth.” ~ Insurance Agent ~
“Working at Bremer has given me the opportunity to supplement my education, both financially and through the experience it has provided me. Bremer is a great place to work and grow!” ~ Commercial Loan Assistant ~
“I enjoy working at Bremer because of the very positive work environment. This is an exciting place to work because the organization moves ahead with technology but doesn’t leave our clients behind in the process.” ~ Personal Banking Manager ~
“I really appreciate the opportunities for advancement that have been given to me.” ~ Retail Loan Assistant ~
“I really enjoy working for a company that encourages its employees to help out in the community and gives so much back both financially and with volunteers.” ~ Personal Banker ~
Mission & Values
To deliver exceptional value by providing individualized solutions to our clients’ total financial service needs while ensuring a fair return to our shareholders. Our Values
Our business must be conducted with the utmost integrity. Clients
We believe in providing services that exceeds customer's expectations. We will benefit most by focusing on what is best for our clients and satisfying their needs in a safe and sound manner. Employees
We believe Bremer’s success lies in its employees and in fostering a work environment that promotes empowerment, diversity, equity, fairness, and opportunity for all employees. Communities
We believe in taking an active leadership role in the development of the communities we serve. Empowerment
To reach our potential, teamwork, communications, trust, and respect must be practiced throughout Bremer. Local decision making serves our markets best and is strengthened by the support and input of corporate resources.
Investing In You!
Bremer not only strives to be the financial-services provider of choice in the communities we serve, we also aim to be the employer of choice. If you share dedication to clients and community, Bremer offers exceptional career opportunities including great benefits, career development and advancement, and a compassionate work environment. Bremer has more than 1,800 employees, 100+ locations, and a broad array of career options and challenges. Our employees appreciate our unique ownership structure that provides job stability and local decision making. But above all, they enjoy working with an organization that not only gives back to the communities it serves, but encourages employees to do the same. For these and many other reasons, Bremer was recognized in 2005 as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Great Places to Work." View our current openings here! Use the links on the left to learn more about your future at Bremer!