Bank of Oklahoma

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Bank of Oklahoma Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
Updated May 31, 2014
33 Reviews

2.6
33 Reviews
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  1. 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

    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
  2.  

    Strong company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wealth Management  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Wealth Management in Tulsa, OK

    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
  3. 2 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

    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
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  5.  

    Okay place to work

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

    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
  6.  

    Great time here at BOK!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  7. 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

    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
  8.  

    Impersonal culture

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Tulsa, OK

    Pros

    Nice facilities, flexible work schedule (work from home, etc). Good reputation in the community.

    Cons

    Everyone was gone a lot, made the environment impersonal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More face to face time with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    BOK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some training offered to help improve your skills for a better job.

    Cons

    Bad attitudes from employees makes for a long day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time on training employees completely and an actual incentive for doing well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Express Banker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Express Banker  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Express Banker in Tulsa, OK

    Pros

    Good benefits, pleasant working environment. On-site cafeteria. Good training is provided, so they do hire people with no previous teller experience. They provide a program that is about a month long before putting the express banker on the phones. No a tubal cash handling is involved.

    Cons

    Work in call center, constant monitoring, very little flexibility. Set schedule with very little opportunity for growth or upward movement in the company. Often deal with unhappy customers. The office is open 24/7 and you often have to work holidays or nights or weekends. Fairly large turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more flexibility and opportunity to Express Bankers. Be more accessible to individual input. Be willing to take employee suggestions and don't be so hard nosed about individual requests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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