Employee Benefits Include

Health Plans and Insurance – Our health insurance plans provide several flexible options through widely accepted insurance networks. In addition, we also offer dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, supplemental insurance coverage and much more.

Retirement – Merchants strives to educate each employee on the importance of saving for retirement early. We offer a 401(k) with an employer match and an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), which makes our employees joint owners in our company.

Paid Time Off (Vacation, etc.) – We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer vacation, holiday, float and sick time. Plus, employees can access our Emergency Leave Bank (ELB) during a time of personal emergency, which is funded through the donation of time from other Bank employees.

Success Sharing Plan/Bonus – When all of our employees succeed, we celebrate our success. Eligible employees can join our success sharing plan after six months of employment.

Employee Development and Career Advancement – Merchants provides education and development opportunities to all of its employees. Our Training and Development Department provides access to webinars, seminars, customer service, sales coaching and more. We are also proud offer our in-house leadership development program, the "I Believe Leadership Series," created to grow leaders within the Merchants organization. Graduates earn the I Believe Leadership Series badge, a credential verified by Winona State University. In addition, our annual review process provides a time for goal-setting and career path planning. We are committed to growing our people.

Wellness Plan – Our employees are reimbursed for eligible fitness and exercise-related expenses each year up to a certain dollar amount.

Banking Benefits – We offer special terms, rates and discounts on bank accounts, loans and other products to provide savings to our employees.

Community Involvement – Merchants values being a true community partner in each of the communities we serve. Because of this, we strongly encourage our employees to be active on local boards and volunteer for community organizations.

Tuition Reimbursement – As a benefit for our full-time employees, we reimburse those seeking higher education for credit, courses and/or books, based on their grades and according to program guidelines.

I joined Merchants Bank during the height of COVID-19. One thing that impresses me the most is Merchants’ dedication to keeping employees and customers safe while still meeting their needs. I enjoy the variety in the day-to-day work: there are always new challenges that turn into valuable learning opportunities. I’m proud to be part of the Merchants team.

Atinaf Ejigu

Customer Service Representative, Cottage Grove

I truly cannot imagine working anywhere else. The culture aligns with my beliefs and personality and allows me to serve my customer the way I do - which is why we're all here.

Dawn Stenberg

Mortgage Lender, Winona

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