Amegy Corporation Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. Good place to start a career in banking

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    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
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    A place where you can expand your banking knowledge.

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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

    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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  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

    Engaging, Interesting, Good Balance between Work and Life

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    Proactive Communication
    Opportunities for Advancement
    Variety of Project Work
    Good Work Life Balance
    Flexibility - Schedule
    Great Partners - Local and Across US

    Cons

    High Deductible Health Insurance
    Economic Environment Impact on Financial Industry
    Need More Automation to Create Efficiencies and Eliminate Manual Workarounds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a culture of continuous process improvement where every employee is responsible for implementing changes, efficiencies, cost savings, and improvements.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    It would be better if the managers weren't so awful

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

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    You get 2 weeks vacation. Which is more than most other places right off the bat. I was able to do a lot of school work also. But that's about it.

    Cons

    The managers suck! They have no management skills whatsoever. If you give them an suggestion or express concern about a fellow employee, they automatically go into defensive mode and won't listen to what you are saying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Not everything is a fight. You are not getting attacked when we tell you something. So grow up and accept that suggestions given to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Sweatshop with weird, manipulative management. High turnover with certain members of the management, worrying.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    Paycheck, experience with new technologies.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with senior management and lack of avenues for future growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep abreast of what is going on within the ranks and keep track of managers with high turnovers, they are a huge flag.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Does Not Pay Competitively

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    Looks great from the outside in.

    Cons

    Does not pay market salary. Everyone who enters at the same time are pushed along at the same pace. Your advancement is a secret. they do not let you know what you will be able to make. For a company the does not like uncertainty from their customers they do a really bad job of letting people know what their potential is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees market salraies so they can reduce turnover.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11. Great People

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

    I worked at Amegy Corporation

    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

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