Bank of the Ozarks

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Bank of the Ozarks Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
15 Reviews
2.2
15 Reviews
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Bank of the Ozarks Chairman and CEO, Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. and Bank of the Ozarks George G. Gleason
George G. Gleason
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  1.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The region I worked for in my opinion had great condition-workers and good management. Pay for my region I believe was slightly above average and training is good at this institute.

    Cons

    I feel like this company does like to promote from within but due to in my division having smaller branches the only positions that ever became available were entry jobs it was harder to move up. Incentives are not the best they could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do... I feel like you are doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the company gives you amazing training, constantly growing

    Cons

    benefits could be better, and pay is very low for comparable positions with experience level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Bank of the Ozarks

    Pros

    Friendly work place and good management. Seems like a company that a person could really move forward in if they wanted.

    Cons

    I had trouble getting off a a few times, but I think that was just my branch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Front Line Staff, Not So Nice Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Conway, AR

    I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the front line staff. We were able to get to know many of our frequent customers and it was great being able to build those friendships.

    Cons

    Raises were minimal and bonuses were nonexistent. Management often seemed condescending and
    rude to lower level staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should do more to foster company morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Sometimes frustrating and sometimes rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Russellville, AR
    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Russellville, AR

    I worked at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training, decent 401k plan,

    Cons

    Pay is low, not much room for advancement, not much structure and every branch does different things, nothing is done the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the tellers. I will never understand why a teller gets paid the least. That's sad when ebanking makes more. Tellers are the bank. No tellers, no business. Focus on what's going on in the branches you already have instead of purchasing more. I worked at a branch with a horrible manager and watched them run off 8 great employees, while HR did nothing about it and they were called several times. That person is still there and just ran another employee off. Get it together. Your loosing great lifetime workers bc nobody pays attention to the branches. They are way to worried about becoming a big bank.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good entry level experience.

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

    I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks

    Pros

    Management was very willing to work with you on time off.

    Cons

    The salary was extremely low compared with industry averages.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Blind sided about company...

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

    I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday operations.

    Cons

    Lean staff and very underpaid for the work load. Benefits are not great. Pay is below compared to other banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more personnel to assist in providing efficient customer service and Teller transactions. This is a microwave society and custmers want quick quality service. Another headquarters need to be in Charlotte to assist the new banks that were bought. Branch managers should focus on new businesses and proper management rather than Teller transactions die to short staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ultimate micro-management with no loyalty to employees.

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

    I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company stocks has performed well over the last several. All officers received stocks which helped to make up for the below market salaries that the company pays.

    Cons

    Micro-management from the very top down. Company demands absolute loyalty from employees with zero given in return. Below market wages. CEO with an ego greater than that of Donald Trump. Anyone who even hinted that George Gleason may be wrong about something will soon find themselves unemployed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dial down the ego and listen to front line employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Unfairly judged and fired after two weeks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Teller/Customer Service Representative in Fayetteville, AR

    I worked at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -My branch manager was very polite and open with me
    -Company was about to improve employee benefits ($1-for-$1 401K matching)
    -Good learning experience for young professionals
    -Potential to grow into hiring earning positions

    Cons

    -Released after mentor program
    -A lot of pressure on tellers for low pay
    -Mentor trainer seemed offended when I asked questions about the company I was hired to work for
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare employees who are going into their first full-time job what to expect in the mentor training program. My manager seemed enthusiastic about receiving me, but had to let me go after being inaccurately informed I was unprofessional and performed poorly with my mentor.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Job, Bad Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-time Teller in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Part-time Teller in Conway, AR

    I worked at Bank of the Ozarks

    Pros

    I am currently a college student, and the pay was higher than at other locations, I enjoyed being able to work in an office setting, and the other tellers/front-line staff are very nice.

    Cons

    Supervisors and upper management have problems relating to employees, praise is rarely given for a job well done, and mistakes are nearly unacceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think managers and other people in places of authority should definitely be reevaluated. My manager was very condescending to the tellers and front-line staff and it was extremely hard to tolerate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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