Zions Bancorporation Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
55 reviews filtered by
  • Salt Lake City, UT Area
  • Any Job Title
3.9
55 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Zions Bancorporation Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, Zions First National Bank; Chairman, President, and CEO, Zions Management Services Harris H. Simmons
Harris H. Simmons
70 Ratings

55 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    This is a stable company to work for. They really do watch their headcount closely and so you don't have the hire/layoff cycles that you see in less conservative companies. The company has a good reputation within the community. The work/life balance is pretty good and you don't see a lot of 60-hour work weeks.

    Cons

    The regulatory environment can be somewhat stifling sometimes and slows down the overall pace of innovation. The health plan is the most often heard complaint, but that's just part of living in this country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TOPS is on a good track to standardize the processes of the affiliate banks. Please continue to support and emphasize that. The single contributors need the political support of management when it comes to reigning in the affiliates on their customization requests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked for a few companies. Zion's really allows you to make a difference in your area of responsibility. Strong leadership and a good corporate culture.

    Cons

    Don't really have anything negative to say. Benefits maybe aren't as good as some companies I've worked for but good overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline operations by centralizing more affiliate bank processes / departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good run at ZB. Culture has changed in the TOPS division the past few years

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

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Enjoyed association with most of the people there. Professional work environment. Growth opportunities. Work from home.

    Cons

    budget cuts impact training and resource availability. Strategic direction not clearly defined/communicated. Med benefits seriously lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commitment to people and personal growth needs to improve (trending down). Clear strategic direction and communication of direction through the ranks to help better drive priorities and decisions. Great respect for the CEO and Affiliate Bank Presidents...incredible industry knowledge and experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company that cares about its employees and work-life balance. Relaxed atmosphere in the technology and operations division. 401k matching, tuition help,casual dress code, great vacation time and sick pay.

    Cons

    Health benefits leave a lot to be desired. Buildings are not up to date and a little drab. Leadership changes hands often. Salaries are lower than some of the larger tech companies out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Valuing your employees, they are you best asset. Keep investing in technology it is the way of the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
  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 a 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. 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
  11. Intern

    Current Intern - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Intern - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Internship, Great People! A lot of job Growth

    Cons

    Hourly, heath benefits could use some work

Work at Zions Bancorporation? Share Your Experiences

Zions Bancorporation

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.