Zions Bancorporation

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Updated August 14, 2015
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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
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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)

  • Health Benefits - High Deductible (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Evolving, Never Boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    Great company that is growing and evolving with the times. There are some very exciting changes in progress that will provide opportunities for career growth if you aren't afraid of change. This has been a great place to develop my skills and career.

    Cons

    The systems are very outdated but are part of the changes that are in progress. The change and uncertainty can be frustrating and stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate the vision and plans to all employees so they are comfortable with the journey as we evolve.


  2. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Company very much reflects the unique culture of Utah, which if you are not part of that religion then it can be a bit odd at times.


  3. Interesting culture of high performance but low pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Auditor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat work life balance and very cordial people. Great opportunities if you know the right people.

    Cons

    HR will squeeze every penny they can from your advancement opportunities. They typically retain people that don't want leave Utah or people that feel they can't leave and find something better.

    Advice to Management

    Want top performers to stick around, pay up.


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  5. Zions

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with latest technology. Access to all vendor support.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Lack of empathy and compensation for off-hour sacrifices. Micro manage, but expect workers to deal with management issues. Cut-throat culture, with poor intra-team synergy. Very low moral.

    Advice to Management

    Be more caring about work life balance


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    IT Systems Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They've been around for a long time and aren't going anywhere. Lots of vacation and holidays. Friendly people.e

    Cons

    There are some lazy people, especially out of Texas that just hang around forever in their jobs so Utah employees end up pulling all the weight.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of the useless employees who are just a drain on the company. There are too many of them here and it make me want to leave the company.


  7. It's a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Nice location if you work downtown. Opportunities to move around. A lot of people work 9-5 or much less. Executive Management trying to make improvements. You can be lifer here pretty easily.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic company. No consistent message from executives. Need so many approvals to get real work done. Lots of meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Way too top heavy on the decision process. Have Executive Management focus on setting mission. Let Directors decide on strategy. Let Managers decide how it's going to get done. Empower people to make right decisions. If we are going to be a company that lets people work here forever, we have to invest in training. There are a lot of long time employees who lack basic basic computer skills. Sit down and really look at all the redundant departments.


  8. Financial Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours are good and managers are fairly flexible.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to advancement and the health benefits stink. There are also way to many level of management and they are duplicated across the affiliated banks. Sometimes I feel like people take my reports and make small changes to them and that is their job.

    Advice to Management

    I think Management should take a hard look at the business model and remove all of the redundant roles and compress middle management.


  9. Good company, could be great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, flexible work environment, people are easy to get along with, plenty of different projects going on. Zions is dabbling in some really cool new technology.

    Cons

    Zions lets vendors and contractors have all the 'cool' new projects and lets their employees work on the old legacy stuff. Lots of hot fixes & waterfall development on the legacy systems - makes it hard to feel like you're accomplishing very much.

    Advice to Management

    Be more disciplined and focused on what you want to do. Also, note that the employee survey results for 2015 are a LOT worse than they were for 2014. This needs to be addressed ASAP.


  10. Bankcard Operations Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bank Card Operations Specialist in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Bank Card Operations Specialist in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teams are like a family. There are places to grow within the whole company.

    Cons

    The jobs provided can be very draining and overwhelming. No motivation or cheering on to make sure you can get the job done on time or right.

    Advice to Management

    Do more things to make your employees love their job rather than have them dread going to work. Make them motivated instead of just command them.


  11. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    Been at Zions over a year and have been part of exciting financial transformation projects. Great culture, work life balance and opportunity.

    Cons

    A little old fashioned and late to the game in some respects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to change.



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