Bank of Oklahoma Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun and enjoyable work environment with growth potential

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    Current Employee - Relationship Banker  in  Yukon, OK
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Yukon, OK

    I have been working at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Your coworkers are friendly and always willing to help you with anything you need. Bank of Oklahoma puts in a lot of time to train you on the propper procedures and invests in your future with great benefits and growth potential in a variety of areas. BOK also has employee outing where they give you the oppertunity to have fun outside of work with people from all over the banking footprint.

    Cons

    Sales goals can be tough some times but there are not to high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you wanna work for a company who is always focused on crazy monthly goals this is the place for you!

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    Current Employee - Universal Banker  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Universal Banker in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The two positives for me was being able to interact with customers on a daily basis and really being able to help them financially (thats more of a personal thing) and the second would be PTO. 2 Weeks vacation, 1 week of Sick Leave and 1 week of Personal leave. I do miss that!

    Cons

    The pay was OK, after your first year you'll get about a 3 cent raise which is actually a slap in the face when you've been working your butt off to make the brach look good. There are good managers and bad ones, just hope you get a good one.
    Last but not least, the bank focuses a lot on sales, you have a goal every month, if you don't make it thats strike one. If you don't make it three months in a row you're fired. Just something to think about!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a break sometimes! We are not robots, we have families, and life happens!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    pray that you get a pro-active manager

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    Former Employee - Relationship Banker  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    community involvement, great benefits, company has great reputation

    Cons

    they expect you to learn everything via boring modules, the training is awful,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training classes and less modules, the point system keeps bankers from working together -- fighting each other for points makes for a terrible, unhealthy work environment which clients can and do sense

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive corporate culture. Interested helping new hires with career development.

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    Former Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Conservative company with low turnover. Fair pay and good benefits. Excellent training program (ACT program). High visibility for hard working employees. Fairly flat hierarchy with room to move within company or within department.

    Cons

    A little slow to move high performing employees along. Pay is fair but not above average. Takes significant time invested in company to see career progress. Opportunity is there, but you may have to wait longer than you like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more like the Energy companies in the area competing for employess and you will retain more top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Strong company

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    Former Employee - Wealth Management  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Wealth Management in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid financial institution. Great corporate citizen in Tulsa, OK. Great training program for entry level tellers and management trainees. Most departments/positions offer a good work life balance. Great location.

    Cons

    The financial industry is notorious for paying low wages and BOK is no exception. Benefits, including paid time off, are also below average. The operations and IT areas are poorly managed, run like the manager's personal fiefdom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should be more in tune with staff level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is corporate America at it's worst.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and excellent benefits package. Co-workers were wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    This is Corporate America at its worst. Management is clueless how to relate to its employees. Massive micromanagement, WAY to much "top down" attitude of management towards employees. No room for recreation, relationship building or fun. Stuffy, corporate, political, shady behavior of management, with no accountability for their actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a friggin' clue. You're NOT all that and a bag of chips!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay place to work

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    Current Employee - Relationship Banker  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable company, most people are nice. I love dressing up but salary isn't great. Retirement and benefits are nice.

    Cons

    Very sales driven, scheduled hours very greatly. It's more like working in retail then working at a bank. I miss my steady schedule and it is a six day work week most weeks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Secondary Marketing managment will get rid of anyone who does not fit the "culture" regardless of how hard they work.

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    Former Employee - Secondary Marketing Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Secondary Marketing Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good although they are very expensive and will take a big chunk out of your paycheck. Depnding on which group you get assigned to you can work independently by yourself all day, you do not have to wait on someone to assign you work or have to share a task with someone.

    Cons

    If you don't fit in with the office culture, you won't make friends and will be osterized within the group. Scheduling vacation is sometimes very difficult if you don't have very much seniority in the group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training on the LOS system and the report writing system. Also provide some general computer training on excel, word, etc. If you are going to hire people without computer skills, you should be prepared to offer them computer training. It's very difficult to train personnnel who do not have basic computer skills needed to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great time here at BOK!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of Oklahoma

    Pros

    Greet compensation and senior management. They really try to elevate their bankers to higher heights.

    Cons

    The job can be stressful at times. Highly competitive at certain branches. There are a lot of responsibility placed on the bankers

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Favoritism is a Trend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Bank of Oklahoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The compensation is pretty much in line with comparable banks. Most of the people (including the executive team) within BOKF are wonderful people and will bend over backwards to help you with your career.

    Cons

    Health insurance was extremely expensive.

    I worked in a few different departments - the last one being the worst. My managers played favorites like it was high school again. If you didn't fit into their "perfect employee" mold, then you might as well walk out the door. Their idea of a "perfect employee" didn't rely on performance, but rather on personality and likeability. I've never worked for anyone so shallow.

    They promote a work/life balance, but God forbid you actually take advantage of it. Taking time off for a serious family emergency or personal illness - it's all good and okay until they decide it's not anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good, hard look at who is training your future leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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