Bank of the Ozarks Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Bank of the Ozarks Chairman and CEO George G. Gleason
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Job, Bad Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part-time Teller in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Part-time Teller in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I am currently a college student, and the pay was higher than at other locations, I enjoyed being able to work in an office setting, and the other tellers/front-line staff are very nice.

    Cons

    Supervisors and upper management have problems relating to employees, praise is rarely given for a job well done, and mistakes are nearly unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    I think managers and other people in places of authority should definitely be reevaluated. My manager was very condescending to the tellers and front-line staff and it was extremely hard to tolerate.


  2. Unfairly judged and fired after two weeks

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -My branch manager was very polite and open with me -Company was about to improve employee benefits ($1-for-$1 401K matching) -Good learning experience for young professionals -Potential to grow into hiring earning positions

    Cons

    -Released after mentor program -A lot of pressure on tellers for low pay -Mentor trainer seemed offended when I asked questions about the company I was hired to work for -

    Advice to Management

    Prepare employees who are going into their first full-time job what to expect in the mentor training program. My manager seemed enthusiastic about receiving me, but had to let me go after being inaccurately informed I was unprofessional and performed poorly with my mentor.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Ultimate micro-management with no loyalty to employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Lender
    Current Employee - Commercial Lender
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company stocks has performed well over the last several. All officers received stocks which helped to make up for the below market salaries that the company pays.

    Cons

    Micro-management from the very top down. Company demands absolute loyalty from employees with zero given in return. Below market wages. CEO with an ego greater than that of Donald Trump. Anyone who even hinted that George Gleason may be wrong about something will soon find themselves unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    Dial down the ego and listen to front line employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Blind sided about company...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday operations.

    Cons

    Lean staff and very underpaid for the work load. Benefits are not great. Pay is below compared to other banks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more personnel to assist in providing efficient customer service and Teller transactions. This is a microwave society and custmers want quick quality service. Another headquarters need to be in Charlotte to assist the new banks that were bought. Branch managers should focus on new businesses and proper management rather than Teller transactions die to short staff.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Vice President - Leasing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Leasing in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Vice President - Leasing in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Acquire new customers, turn non-active customers into producing customers, building a strong client base

    Cons

    No set territory so you always had to check your leads with the "keeper of the customer list". It had no confidential information which should have been easily accessible to check your leads so you did not call on existing customers as prospects. Another disadvantage was the keeper of the list did not always know how to look up customers correctly.

    Advice to Management

    You need to empower your employees so they can do their piece of the overall puzzles with less hinderence. Also, everything seemed secrectivewhich led people to lie and set other people up to take the fall and be fired when a second chance was the proper thing to do especially when I am a loyal and trustworthy person to my employer.


  7. Low pay, high workload

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Balancing Assistant in Ozark, AR
    Former Employee - Balancing Assistant in Ozark, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your fellow co-workers are normally a joy to work with, and work is normally pretty easy.

    Cons

    Low pay, high workload, growing at too fast of a pace.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for employees, grow at a more manageable pace.



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