Arvest Holdings
3.7 of 5 40 reviews
www.arvest.com Bentonville, AR 1000 to 5000 Employees

Arvest Holdings Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014

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3.7 40 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Arvest Holdings Chairman and CEO, Arvest Holdings and Arvest Bank Jim C. Walton

Jim C. Walton

(26 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to build and grow a career.

Financial Services Representative (Current Employee)
North Little Rock, AR

I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEasy to get additional training to help grow your career, excellent benefits and fun work environment if you like working with small teams and you're a people person.

ConsCan be difficult to get promotions due to manager favorites and demand, especially on the lower management levels. Work experience is preferred over a college degree, which is very frustrating for those who have spent time and money gaining a degree. Also, base pay is lower than most other banks.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake college degrees more seriously during the interview process. Experience is valuable but so is a degree.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Archaic and conservative

Assistant Branch Manager (Current Employee)
Broken Arrow, OK

I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThings are getting better, technology is picking up.

ConsSoftware, too many systems to use, incentive pay has almost completely gone away.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are the cornerstone to a successful business. I was a two-year top performer, and the incentive pay I received was essentially a slap in the face. If you don't take care of your employees and truly appreciate them, they won't perform for the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Bank! Poor management

Financial Service Representative (Former Employee)
Clarksville, AR

I worked at Arvest Holdings full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat company culture, great hours.

ConsPoor management on the local branch level

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positive work environment

Teller (Current Employee)
Fayetteville, AR

I have been working at Arvest Holdings part-time for less than a year

Prosgood work environment, solid benefits

Consnot very flexible work hours

Advice to Senior Managementhire more college kids

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Company with great Values

Branch Manager (Current Employee)
Bentonville, AR

I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis company has great values especially with it's open door policy such as being able to communicate directly to the top of the company if needed.

ConsInternal technology is lacking. Senior managment does not always listen to other assocaites even though they say they do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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BSA Coordinator (Former Employee)
Fort Smith, AR

I worked at Arvest Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe paid time off was very nice.

ConsRate of pay was very low
Bonus were barely anything
Promotions never seem to happen

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Credit Analyst II (Current Employee)
Fayetteville, AR

I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible and good work culture

ConsNot a lot of options

Advice to Senior ManagementDont be too conservative

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, bad management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arvest Holdings

ProsPeople were awesome to be with. Work great with co-workers. Pay was decent. I went from teller to being over tellers in little time.

ConsUpper management seemed to be on my case about little things that were not in my control. Tired hard to get things right and make this better for the company. Co-workers at times viewed me as a friend and not their supervisor.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromoting is great within the company. If you let someone go don't do it for a stupid reason. Let people feel like they are able to come to you for help and advise them, don't patronize them. Also, follow the rules that were given to you and not skip over them. Don't act like they don't pertain to you.

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Loved it!

Teller Supervisor (Former Employee)
Little Rock, AR

I worked at Arvest Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company cares about their employees, great working hours, nice salary, many opportunities for career advancement

ConsOnly located in 4 states

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Arvest is a wonderful place to begin your Banking career.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time

ProsYou can advance quickly. Training is great!

ConsSalaries are not competitive with local banks. Health insurance is not the greatest.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focus on the customer and not always numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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