Amegy Corporation Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. There's a reason they struggle to grow...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relative sensitivity to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Definitely not a place to work if you're a "go-getter", incredibly bad benefits, and neither promotions nor bonuses are merit based. All relationship based bank. Which means very little diversity beyond customer service and teller roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Hated It

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    Former Employee - Teller II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teller II in Houston, TX

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They had Flexible Hours to fit my schedule.

    Cons

    the pay was too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your Employees Better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Don't work for lockbox.

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    Former Employee - Lockbox Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lockbox Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Amegy Corporation part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers: The one redeeming quality about this job is there are some really nice people there unfortunately it's a double edged sword because for everyone good person there are a slew of mean, conspiring, gossiping, petty, middle aged woman.

    Cons

    Growth/Promotion Potential:
    Lockbox is a terrible place for growth if you're not a sycophant and even then you're only moved up enough to be a direct underlying of management, which still takes 8+ years. Their are employees who have worked there for 10+ years with minimum promotion even when they're deserving because they aren't exactly a favorite because they may be more boisterous or vocal in a respectful manner about problems and concerns (which is encouraged by management, obviously to weed out those with potential and integrity.
    Communication:
    Communication is so poor with management nobody listens when it comes to a solution that you proposed to improve production until it's too late to solve. Problems are tossed to the side when it involves the managers selected few and HR doesn't help with issues with management because they're in cahoots and management is very "cliquey."
    Turnover:
    This job has a high turnover rate if an employee isn't quitting they're being terminated and that goes for management as well. They'll say the company is doing well and we won this award and the next but it's all a farce because a week later they'll say they need to reduce manpower and give packages to "low performing employees" or hours have to be cut. Then we suffer because there's high volume and not enough workers which in turn keeps you at work in some departments until late at night. Their solution to that is hiring numerous people who they barely train, training is terrible and they just have you shadow a few people for a few days and throw you out into the lion's den, and the team still suffers in this stagnant environment.
    Management:
    By far the biggest issue management changes with the season, one day you're in the next day you're out, management is a clique who use one another for safety when issues with their employees are finally called out which is seldom. If one doesn't like you none do, the environment is very high school. If you have a discussion with neighbors and they don't like either of you they'll rearrange seats and have sophomoric meetings about talking and how it needs to stop but they know we are adults so they don't want us not to talk but keep it to a minimum, while they cackle with each other and other employees. Management wants to be friends with certain employees and don't know how to differentiate between personal and professional relationships and they have made many victims of confidentiality breaching. They discuss other employees and their personal business on the floor and have separate meetings between full time and part time employees. Overall, they need the most improvement.
           Amegy really needs to look at the lockbox department and make major changes it's the worst department to work for and you see many faces come and go. There have been enough red flags alerted to upper level management that things need to change and hopefully they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop setting up unnecessary meetings pretending to be interested in the employees job culture and issues with management and do nothing but make empty promises of change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Dont work in Amegy outside of Houston

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Banker II in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    The work is incredible simple especially if you have had prior banking experience.

    Cons

    No management organization
    No room for growth
    If you decide to go back to school they will teriminate you
    No training whatsoever
    Very few people actually know how to use the operating systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District managers please organize your branches and enforce attendence policy on managners. Do not overfavor some managers and let them get away with murder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Work in Houston only

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    Senior management in Houston is very responsive and does a great job of communicating with all employees. Great brand in Houston, some of the best talent in the city can be found there.

    Cons

    I worked in SA not Houston. The problem is SA leadership wants to be like Chase bank. They are ignoring the middle market and focusing on large corporate accounts. Only choice for health care coverage is a high deductible plan. My wife has a PPO that has better benefits and costs the same as Amegy's high deductible plan. The only real opportunity for advancement is in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop what you are doing in SA, just do what Houston did. You are missing out on a large potential client base by just focusing on the large corp. accounts. Take a second look at your retail leadership in SA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. No communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    If people followed the company values it would be great

    Cons

    People are self serving and are two faced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people in there that are truly team players

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Too Much

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    Former Contractor - File Clerk in Rosenberg, TX
    Former Contractor - File Clerk in Rosenberg, TX

    I worked at Amegy Corporation as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very quiet and there was always work to do

    Cons

    They never knew what they wanted us to and when they did they put too much on us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that the management is not abusing authority

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Not the best place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Non communicative senior management, long hours, location, CYA attitude by management, extremely expensive benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all managers are meant to manage people. Use some common sense once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Ok starter bank

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    Current Employee - Teller III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teller III in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Higher starting rates for new hires.

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism when promoting employes, blatant discrimination in not promoting employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the current millennium .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Do your research before applying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people employed there that are willing to share knowledge and experiences and not be threatened that a individual will steal their job. Unfortunately, those individual are sparse throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, very much run by and still practices the "good ol' boy system" Extremely poor pay with poor benefits to match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire the good ol' boys and modernize the company into the 21st century. Tenure does automatically suggest quality. Sometimes a tenured individual can simply be taking up valuable space, contributing nothing great, hindering another valuable asset in the form of an employee.

    Neutral Outlook

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