Life as a Blackhawk Employee

Why Work at Blackhawk Bank?

While Blackhawk Bank boasts an impressive benefits package, we believe there is more to providing a comfortable and stable work environment.  Beyond health care and retirement plans, we celebrate our employees' uniqueness, talents and spirit.

Work Smart, Play Hard

Six female Blackhawk Bank employees holding pool ball, rings and frisbee standing in a small kid's pool

Our employees deserve to be celebrated. So, each year we hold numerous employee events. After all, one of our core values is to "work smart, play hard."  From In-House Quarterly Celebrations to an Annual Employee Party, you'll find our team making memories and enjoying time together.
CORE logoEmployees from various locations and departments, make up our CORE Team.  This dedicated team plans and executes employee engagement, volunteer efforts, and celebrations. They also manage the Bank's CORE Awards program, recognizing individuals and teams for extraordinary service and volunteerism.

CORE Awards

  • Community Service Award: Recognizes individuals and groups of employees who step up to volunteer as a representative of the Bank in our communities.
  • T.E.A.M. Award - "Together Everyone Achieves More": Recognizes teams that display attributes such as internal or external customer delight, quality improvement to systems and processes and meet their financial commitments in completing their project while fostering a sense of teamwork. 
  • STAR Award: Recognizes employees who day-in and day-out can be depended upon to perform their job duties in an exceptional way.
  • SUPERSTAR Award: While our STARS do a great job day-in and day-out, our SUPERSTARS take their greatness to the next level. 

We Value Diversity

Our team is a true representation of the communities we serve.  Regardless of where you come from or where you're going, we welcome the opportunity to work with the best and brightest. In fact, we thrive on the inclusion and diversity our employees bring to Blackhawk Bank. Our differences make us stronger as an organization and give us a unique client perspective.

Ongoing Training and Development

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There's a reason we received the Best Training Program award in What Rocks. We give our employees valuable tools and resources to expand their knowledge and grow within the Bank.

With Blackhawk Bank's "Promote from Within" policy, we give our employees valuable tools, resources and training to expand their knowledge and grow within the bank, through ongoing training and development.

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is a 9-month development program for Blackhawk Bank employees who have a passion for improving skills that will help them advance personally and professionally. During the twice-monthly sessions, members read books and articles, view topical videos, and manage a minimum of three important projects. 

Group of Blackhawk Bank Leadership Academy graduates wearing red graduation caps standing in front of the Roscoe Banking Center

Participation in Leadership Academy is designed to:
  • Increase one’s understanding of what it means to be a respected contributor to a team
  • Heighten one’s ability to communicate effectively
  • Advance the skills that are required to be successful in a people-centric environment for the benefit of self, colleagues and clients
  • Connect participants with established leaders and provide a greater opportunity to network with peers 

Seventy-five percent of the participants in Leadership Academy have been promoted within their department, or switched their career trajectory to another division of the Bank!

We Support our Local Communities

Large group of Blackhawk Bank employees positioned in rows on stairs in front of the Beloit branch all wearing red Corporate Cup shirts.

Blackhawk Bank and its employees are the driving force for change in the communities we serve.  We know the value of local giving and encourage our employees make a difference. 

Through charitable giving, volunteerism and philanthropy, we have made significant contributions to people, businesses and organizations, generation after generation.


Career Opportunities

We'd like the opportunity to see if we are a good match for you. Get started today, by exploring our current job openings

Employee Benefits

We're committed to providing our employees with benefits that meet their needs and the needs of their family.