The STAR Experience

People need a financial institution they can trust to provide products and services to help meet their goals. We understand. That's why STAR is committed to performing services and offering products that are keys to the betterment of people living in communities throughout north central and northeast Indiana. Through our efforts, many families and businesses experience greater financial well being. We are their trusted advisors-the people they turn to for financial guidance and advice. It is a responsibility that we take seriously. 

We have organized our company to address the differing needs of the customers we serve. Our parent corporation, STAR Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the holding company that owns STAR Financial Bank. STAR Insurance Agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of the bank and is headquartered in Columbia City, Indiana. Our reach extends from Angola to Indianapolis and primarily covers the market areas of Fort Wayne, Columbia City, Marion, Kokomo, Muncie, Anderson and Indianapolis.

Over 700 team members of STAR Financial Bank, STAR Insurance Agency, STAR Investment Services and STAR Wealth Management work together as a team toward the vision of delivering prosperity.

AT STAR, your compensation extends beyond your pay. It includes a comprehensive package of benefits that provides an array of coverage and participation options. Any team member who works 30 or more hours per week is eligible to participate. Our package allows you to customize benefits according to your needs.

Benefits Overview

Health Insurance programs include both traditional and Health Savings Account options. Employee contributions are on a pre-tax basis. Vision and Dental are optional add ons and can be included with either program.

401 (k)
Pre-tax and post-tax deposits options fund employee-directed investments in this retirement savings program along with a company match that is connected to an ESOP.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Pre-tax dollars can be set aside to pay child care expenses or out-of-pocket health care costs.

Long-Term Disability and Basic Life
Team members are required to participate in these contributory benefits. 

Optional, Dependent and Spouse Life Insurance
A number of selections are available for you to customize your life insurance program.

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Work / Life Balance

STAR recognizes the importance of achieving and maintaining a balance between your career and your personal life. That's why we offer these benefits to full-time team members.

Managed Time Off
STAR provides flexible time known as Managed Time Off (MTO) for vacations, personal absence, and short-term periods of illness.

Paid Holidays
Each year 8 ½ paid holidays are observed by STAR.

Tuition Reimbursement
Participants in this generous program are pursuing Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degrees in job-related disciplines. Included are traditional, LEAP, and online programs of study.

Banking Benefits
STAR team members receive free or discounted rates on a wide variety of banking and insurance products.

Employee Assistance Program
Confidential resources provide support for team members struggling with personal or work-related concerns including personal relationships, caregiver help for aging relatives, and local childcare options.

Travel Assistance Program
Worldwide emergency travel assistance goes with you when you travel to a foreign country or just 100 or more miles from home. Services are available for simple to extreme travel emergencies.

Jury Duty
Team members receive paid time off to serve on jury duty.

Workplace Wellness
STAR's wellness program includes annual personal assessments including biometric testing. This confidential program is designed to better equip you to manage your health and lifestyle on a continuing basis.

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Professional Development

You want opportunities to advance in your career. We understand. That's why STAR encourages team members to grow and develop personally and in their careers. We offer a variety of opportunities.

Tuition Reimbursement
Participants in this generous program are pursuing Associate, Bachelor's, or Masters degrees in job-related disciplines. Included are traditional, LEAP, and online programs of study.

Learning Days
Twice each year every team member participates in planned Learning Days that address company knowledge, job skills, and techniques that make individuals more effective employees and the business a more effective provider of financial services.

Compliance Education
All team members participate in industry-sponsored education programs each year that provide insight into topics such as fraud prevention, privacy issues, security, prevention of sexual harassment, and many others.

Continuing Education
Continuing Education opportunities are available through STAR Academy as well as outside professional organizations. Team members, with management approval, participate to increase professional skills and obtain or continue certifications and professional designations.

Job Posting
Newly available positions are posted on Galaxy, the company intranet. Team members are encouraged to regularly review posted openings and avail themselves of career counseling opportunities.

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It is the philosophy of STAR to reflect the median of the market for Northeast Indiana. Objectives of the program are: pay competitive salaries based on similar jobs in comparable organizations, link pay to job performance, and administer compensation consistently and equitably.

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Staffing Process

The steps outlined below are generally observed but may vary depending upon the line of business you are considering.

1. Visitors should search and express interest in the positions in which he/she is interested, posses the skills, and match the minimum requirements of the job.

2. The instructions listed on each posted job must be followed to be considered.

3. Recruiter reviews and identifies those candidates whose skills and experiences match the job requirements, as detailed. 

4. The candidates who have the experience and skills that best match the role will be selected to continue through the process.

5. Individuals chosen to move forward in the interview process will be notified by a STAR team member with next steps.

6. Note: All positions require some level of candidate assessment during the selection process.

7. The interview/screening process varies with each opportunity. The recruiter will communicate the process and the interview timeline for the position.

8. If an offer is extended, a thorough background check including criminal record, employment history, and education, among others, is performed for all external hires. You will also be required to undergo a drug screen and complete an I-9 form. 

9. If a candidate is not selected to continue in the hiring process for a particular job opening, the candidate is encouraged to continue to search the STAR career site and apply for other positions that fit his/her background and experience.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the intention of STAR to provide equal employment opportunity for all current and prospective employees based solely on the qualifications of the individual. It is the Corporation's policy to ensure that employment, learning opportunities, compensation, transfer assignment, promotion, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, sex, religion, marital status, disability, age, or national origin.