Amegy Corporation

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Amegy Corporation Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
38 Reviews

3.2
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Would recommend

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    -Good bank with positive reputation in the commmunity
    -Good work/life balance
    -Better than average bank products
    -Trustworthy senior management
    -Competitive salary (for new hires)
    -Genuine interest to promote from within and develop employees
    -Good training programs

    Cons

    -Worst benefits around
    -Outdated technology. MS-Dos was the most efficient banker tool and the systems frequently break
    -Small, capped incentive programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the benefits affordable or worthwhile to have. In my opinion, people in an entry level spot (tellers or backoffice) cannot possibly afford these services.

    Try to take care of the employees you are trying to develop. When employees get promoted (let alone multiple times), a standard 5% increase generally puts them well below market salary and can lead to multiple subordinates making more money than their boss. This compensation plan makes it difficult to retain top talent because they can make significantly more money by going to a competitor for a similar position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mangers that want you to excell

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller III  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teller III in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Mangers that support their staff and work with them to help them better themselves and get further in their carrerrs. The salary is also very competitive and Tellers typically get paid more at Amegy than they would at other banks (even the big banks)

    Cons

    Some of the Managers can be petty and try to screw over other branches in order to help their branch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more of a united front and less silly bickering among the Branch Managers and Assistant Managers. While we have branches that all have different goals we all work for the same company and should work together not against each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start a career in banking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Life / work balance is great, people are easy to work with, lots of opportunities for growing your professional network and starting a banking career.

    Cons

    Owned by Zions Bancorporation which slows down Amegy. No real synergies from Zions' footprint, pretty much a stand alone separate entity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The bank is financially strong

    Cons

    Current banking environment is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amegy has a strong leadership

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place where you can expand your banking knowledge.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    It is a very conservative company, family oriented bank and you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    There's not much growth and promotion within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to think on your feet and out of the box. If you don't know, don't be afraid to ask questions.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    considerably better than other places but very political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the pay alone is great along with the benefits is pretty good

    Cons

    political atmosphere because I wasn't the type to kiss people to get promoted. Other employees can be petty over small issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get both sides of the story before making a decision.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Very talented group of people
    Company does seem to care about what employees think
    Encourages feedback from employees
    Local name recognition

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Could have better benefits
    Not all departments have the same level of training
    Bais towards those in the Credit Analyst Program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership is what really makes this a great place to work. They do a great job of communicating to the company regardless of whether it is a critical change to the organization or whether it is just a note of thanks. As I mentioned before, they do take employee feedback seriously and try to take their opinions into consideration.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to work but many false promises and quirky management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gain experience. Learning and development courses keep employees up to date.

    Cons

    If manager doesn't go to bat for you during bonus time, you could find yourself without. Annual compensation raises average between 1-3%. Promotions are based on tenure at company and not work output. Very political work environment where other employees will not hesitate to throw you under the bus to move ahead. Managers would prefer you be at your desk for 8+ hours a day doing nothing rather than work output and performance. Younger employees with less experience work harder than more senior level employees. Micro-management is a big negative and upper level management would rather delegate work than do it themselves. Managers promise employees things that never materialize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With older more seasoned employees working longer, its increasingly difficult for younger employees to move up in the company. Not everyone is meant to manage and lead other employees. It seems many managers are where they are because of how long they have been with the company. New employees hired with same job title should not make $20,000 more a year than similar employee with significantly more experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as an intern under great management. I updated and edited credit reports for management in loan review weekly.

    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Intern in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great company culture. Perks of working in banking are the numerous holidays that you can get off of work easily.

    Cons

    Work load may seem slightly overwhelming compared to compensation. Sometimes approaching upper management my be intimidating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Personal Banker

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The hours and work life balance.

    Cons

    Sales tactics and numbers to meet. Pay scale varied to much from branch to branch. I started at 38k a good friend of mine started at 44k with the same position, and similar back ground in the field. Continued to tell me that I could not move up in the company because I had no direct management experience. Would not allow me to attempt or train me. Hired from without the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equality in pay across the board, revamp sales tactics. I asked specificly when I got hired if they hired within and when it came time to it they hired all new ASM from other financial institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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