Arvest Holdings Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Arvest Holdings Chairman and CEO, Arvest Holdings and Arvest Bank Jim C. Walton
Jim C. Walton
49 Ratings

Pros
  • The paid time off was very nice (in 6 reviews)

  • good work environment, solid benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seemed to be on my case about little things that were not in my control (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay is lower, compared to other banks (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Associate in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Nice people. Great PTO policy. Good career potential. It is not a cut throat environment and everyone I have worked with has been pleasant

    Cons

    The bank has a low starting salary/hourly pay for most positions. It can take a while to work your way up.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit and retain young talent and raise pay for positions that merrit it. Upgarde systems and technology.


  2. Solid Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Mortgage in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great company that is growing fast. All in all a great place to work. PTO, 401k, insurance and profit sharing.

    Cons

    They are growing so fast I believe they are struggling to keep up with the changes. Some people being promoted to positions they aren't ready for.


  3. Benefits....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The extra benefits like 401k and profit sharing are great. Especially after comparing to other companies and financial institutions.

    Cons

    The hourly pay is definitely on the low side and the annual raise left much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Consider performance more over opinions. It will go a long way with honest and hard working employees. Recognize this strength over the sneaky employees who are truly out for themselves alone and not the company and good of the customers.


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  5. Financial Services Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative/Teller
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative/Teller

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, I really enjoyed working for Arvest bank. They really value each employee and wish to see them grow within the company. With this type of attitude, each employee goes through a series of cross-training and other personal development seminars to enhance their knowledge of the company and of the self.

    Cons

    Working part time is rather inflexible. Each job you apply for within the part time position is set to work an inflexible list of hours on certain days.

    Advice to Management

    Create better flexibility for associates.


  6. As Good As It Gets

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lowell, AR

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, lots of perks if you work in operations. Steady employment. Most of the upper management is great, but there are a few that seem to be misplaced and unqualified.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up. If you want to be a lender, it's better to be a male.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone doesn't have a degree, doesn't mean they aren't capable.


  7. Employee Oriented

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arvest Holdings part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really cared about their employees, and they made sure we were up to date on training.

    Cons

    The sales. I hated having to meet a sales quota every quarter.


  8. Assistant Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The overall company is good to work for. Family environment and great training program.

    Cons

    Being on the operational side is hard sometimes when we are short staffed. Higher pay for the amount of hours put in would make such a big difference.

    Advice to Management

    Improve moral at the branches by increasing staff and overall training.


  9. Bank Teller

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hot Springs, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hot Springs, AR

    I worked at Arvest Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I Loved the customer interaction. The trusting relationships with my customers is what kept me from leaving earlier than I did.

    Cons

    Extremely high demand of employee physical image that was could not be supported by very low pay. Company valued image over customers needs and care.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers and employees before attempting to be heard.


  10. Arvest Bank

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

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, good company overall.

    Cons

    Focus is on internal relationships not results, which can be frustrating. Complicated structure creates a lot of redundancy and division among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees more accountable, in a way that encourages improvement.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good atmosphere, bad pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative

    I have been working at Arvest Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Monthly incentive and quarterly incentive are nice if you and the branch can meet goals. Yearly profit sharing bonus.

    Cons

    Company is very focused on sales now and goals can be very high. Pay is below average for positions of similar type with other banks. Slow advancement through company.

    Advice to Management

    Raising the pay is obviously the starting point to reduce the high turnover. Long term benefits do not matter to students who aren't in this for a career.



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