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BOK Financial Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
25 Reviews
3.1
25 Reviews
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BOK Financial President, CEO, and Director Stanley A. (Stan) Lybarger
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance

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

    I have been working at BOK Financial

    Pros

    Opportunities to move within company if you don't enjoy current position. Pay is competitive for job title. Decent benefits. People are good. First line managers are great.

    Cons

    Not an enterprise view. Siloed work environment. Upper management could be better. They are invisible basically. Work desk area is poor. Slow moving projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think enterprise when it comes to software. Upper and mid managers need to walk the floor once in a while. Get out of your tower.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    There is high turnover in audit dept and management is disinclined to recognize they are part of the problem.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at BOK Financial

    Pros

    The company is very successful with record profits even through the economic downturn. Job security is good if you choose to stay. Starting salaries are fair, but pay increases are weak or lacking.

    Cons

    Staff is inexperienced due to high turnover at all levels in the department including management. This turnover puts added stress on those who remain. Management seems overloaded, stressed, and unhappy at times. Managers need to work on communicating with each other. Due to inexperience, managers have no idea how long things take to complete; they do not understand what employees are actually working on; are not helpful when needed. The department lacks “expertise” very few seem to stick around for the long haul. Employees are expected to work overtime, holidays, and weekends during quarter end busy time with no floating holiday or flex time. You feel taken advantage of because management acts like its just part of the job, but it would be nice if they were more considerate of your time. Even though the company has been very successful with record earnings, pay increases are zero or don’t keep up with cost of living adjustments. Very disappointing when you are one of the people hanging in there, hoping for change, while so many seem to be moving on. Makes you wonder why you stick around? Employees don't seem to get their way unless they threaten to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on keeping current employees and reducing turnover. It seems like management I is constantly having to recruit and fill open positions that they don’t invest in current employees. Allow employees to flex time for extra hours worked, especially time taken away from family to work holidays and weekends. It’s the little things that make employees feel appreciated.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Siloed organization that operates like a small credit union.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at BOK Financial

    Pros

    Large, stable organization. If you do your job you will continue to have one. If you can actually get away from work you get three weeks vacation.

    Cons

    Slow growth. Poor, usually nonexistent bonuses. Poor work life balance. Lots of political games. Stagnant wages. Health benefits are lacking but tolerable. holidays are according to federal schedule. If holiday falls on day the bank is already closed then good for the bank, one less paid holiday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Ops and Tech like the investment it is, not just another expense to be managed and reduced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not what it was made to be

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

    I have been working at BOK Financial

    Pros

    has good products when compared to others in our market. over all very competitive, and there actual branch hours are good.

    Cons

    horrible structure, technology is way out dated, commission is a joke. to perform simple tasks requires a rediculous process. overall not what was presented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the schedule issues seriously need to be addressed, many people are coming and going. through out my years here i have seen more people leave, due to frustration with the way things are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its not what you think it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Banker in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Consumer Banker in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at BOK Financial

    Pros

    I like the laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Incompetent employees, Lack of professionalism, pay, lack of bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent employees, give holiday bonuses,

  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ACT Program
    Former Employee - ACT Program

    I worked at BOK Financial

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Decent pay
    Great hours
    Very talented people
    This company is the best when it comes to ethical behavior. When the SemGroup loss happened, I knew immediately that no one would find any fraud pertaining to the deal. Lo and behold, they didn't.

    Cons

    The environment is very laid back. If you're in the market for a fast-paced environment, you'll probably have to go to Dallas or NY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. BOKF is truly something to be proud of. If you want to be a banker in the state of Oklahoma, there is no better place to do it. Period.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best place I have ever worked

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

    I have been working at BOK Financial

    Pros

    Small company mentality with big company benefitsManagement in my organization id top notch, Senior leadershjip has done an outstanding job of leading this bank through the financial crisis. No TARP money here!!!

    Cons

    If you are willing to work hard and contribute then there are no downsides here at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Teller in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at BOK Financial

    Pros

    They are a great group of people, there are tons of contests and competitions to keep people motivated, and the pay is competitive. Even part-timers get full benefits... medical, dental, vision, vacation, and paid holidays. There is a ton of training you can complete to become very knowledgeable in your position. There are also a ton of opportunities to advance in the company. There are locations everywhere in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and it is a very rewarding job experience overall.

    Cons

    You have to deal with a lot of people...clients who may often be upset about their account or money situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a great job! Keeping the bank steady in a time of financial crisis.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Come here if you want an easy job and time off, but willing to give up compensation for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at BOK Financial

    Pros

    Banker hours and vacation / time-off

    Cons

    nobody is ever in a real rush for anything - very laid back...not what I was expecting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on business rather than attempting to get as much face-time in the Tulsa area as possible.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont work at a branch for Bank of Oklahoma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Banker in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Consumer Banker in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at BOK Financial

    Pros

    The people were good to work with inside the bank. For the most part they are all 20 somethings. The benefits are pretty good and a decent amount of vacation time

    Cons

    Customers at the in store banks are awful. They are rude and usually very ignorant about banking. They will accuse you of messing up their personal finances. You have to work weekends sometimes. Not much room for advancement. If your in a branch thats where they want you to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only senior management i spoke with was our district manager. He was friendly but usually had unreasonable expectations

    Doesn't Recommend

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