Amegy Corporation

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Amegy Corporation Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
38 Reviews
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38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teller II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, exposure to upper level management

    Cons

    So so benifits, out dated systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Would recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    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    -Outdated technology.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
  3.  

    Mangers that want you to excell

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller III in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teller III in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
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  5.  

    Do your research before applying

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good place to start a career in banking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Don't work for lockbox.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lockbox Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lockbox Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Amegy Corporation part-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Dont work in Amegy outside of Houston

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place where you can expand your banking knowledge.

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

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    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

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