Zions Bancorporation

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Zions Bancorporation Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
90 Reviews
3.7
90 Reviews
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Zions Bancorporation Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, Zions First National Bank; Chairman, President, and CEO, Zions Management Services Harris H. Simmons
Harris H. Simmons
67 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was a great work/life balance for employees for the most part (in 9 reviews)

  • The TOPS organization as a whole has great people (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Oh, and did I mention the benefits are horrible (in 6 reviews)

  • Benefits, especially health benefits are poor and are on the very low end of the "benefit" spectrum (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Assessment

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

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing immediately obvious to note.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Management in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - IT Management in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people at the bancorp with good ideas and passion for excellence - I continue to have great connections with these people. Great programs for employee retention - I had a budget to take my team out to lunch on a quarterly basis. Good respect for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Exec & Senior IT management in Tech and Operations are not what I would describe as great or even good leaders and they can exhibit terrible communications. At times they seem to be driven more by reaction to audit and compliance instead of innovation or business values. Some would describe this as a very politicized environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, there is actually a.wealth of creativity among the worker bees.
    If you're in a 1:1 with a direct report, don't multi-task, sorry that should be obvious.
    Annual Reviews should cover the entire year, not the last 3 months.
    Imagine a skip-level with the CIO or CTO..... would they condescend to that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Behemoth Bureaucracy

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

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good environment for members of the dominant religious community in Utah.

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical, lack of workforce diversity, average to below average pay, subpar benefits, philosophy of employees as cogs who are not to be trusted or rewarded for extra effort or initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less top-down management style, encourage diversity among those you employ (gender, religion, ethnicity), treat employees in general as valued assets and not slackers who cannot be trusted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Old School

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

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation

    Pros

    Great place to work if you're 40+ years old and you want to die working at Zions. Never have I seen so many old employees. I guess it makes sense since Zions is a conservative, slow-paced bank. Just put in your time and live the high life of being an analyst when you're 40 or 50 years old. Depressing.

    Cons

    Company doesn't take chances on anything. The only way to get a promotion is if someone dies since people work in their same job forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talented employees. Quit hiring 40+ year old slow-paced employees. They are doing this because they have 10+ years of experience already. Develop some career plans because they're non-existent here.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Banking Center Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Banking Center Manager

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Texas Bank, local decision making

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted if you are not close with upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Quality and Compliance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Banking in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Banking in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    experience, growth, advancement, challenge, and work life balance

    Cons

    micro managing, office morale, open door, time for training, team building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider discussion: put aside favoritism, getting rid of micro managing and trust your employees to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    IT Help Desk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of information that passes through your position. Great for quick, rapid learning.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher, additional traning or moving up has been difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide proper training for all aspects to obtain proper performance. However that may be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job for someone in college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peak-time Teller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Peak-time Teller in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -flexible hours
    -competitive pay
    -constantly switching locations
    -mileage reimbursements
    -monthly balancing bonuses

    Cons

    -not knowing which bank location you will work at until a week before
    -commutes
    -on-call Saturdays
    -clients can be hard to deal with
    -no room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a Joke,

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

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation as a contractor

    Pros

    None. No mater how much the pay was it wasn't worth the poor communication and out of touch management.

    Cons

    I worked as a contractor hoping to get on as an FTE. It wasn't that hard of a job, pretty ease to get up to speed but I found that the was no room for Suggestions on Process and don't bother ask for more work when you are done with what you have. sit there quietly and wait to be told what to do next. (sometimes it took weeks to get more work). Stop asking for more to do we will let you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Upper management - your middle tier management doesn't talk to each other. From what I saw they really dont know whats going on. Lots of closed doors and Lots of working from home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Zions Bank has been home for me for a very long time. It has weathered economics storms and will weather more.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work and family balance. Great people!

    Cons

    Slightly lower salaries than average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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