Amegy Corporation Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Little room for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and respect each other. The company tried not to hire new employees so there is little chance that they will lay off a person if they are no longer needed. They will move an employee somewhere whenever possible. There is plenty of training for retail employees. Management is willing to listen and consider employee feedback. There is a new employee review system that will take effect pretty soon.

    Cons

    If you are one of the many employees that was not a banker/finance major, you have little room for personal growth or advancement. There is little trust between management and employees at the corporate and back office level.

    Advice to Management

    Beleive in your employees more.


  2. Personal Banker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    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.


  3. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the job and the company

    Cons

    no encouragement to promote within.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Personal Banker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A solid company which generally seems to have integrity for the most part. Has local values that the customers can identify with.

    Cons

    The goals can be unrealistic and there isn't much communication from the top to the bottom. Horrible benefits. Other than that, there isn't a whole lot of cons.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more and find other ways to cut costs. There is plenty of fat to be trimmed elsewhere other than employee bonuses or other compensation.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A personable Texas corporation that cares about its employees. Not a lot of room for growth though. Caring management though.

    Cons

    Very, very small raises, regardless of how long you've been with the company. Extremely poor health benefits with high deductibles.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for their dedication and length of service by giving them raises, and don't hire new employees on at higher salaries.


  9. Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A place where you can expand your banking knowledge.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Good place to start a career in banking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    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.



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