Zions Bank Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Zions Bank President & CEO A. Scott Anderson
A. Scott Anderson
5 Ratings

Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance availability (in 3 reviews)

  • Friendly, collaborative work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The health insurance leaves something to be desired (in 5 reviews)

  • All of the medical benefits are high deductible plans, which a lot of employees don't fully agree with (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Contractor

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bank as a contractor

    Pros

    They really try to present a positive community presence, sponsoring everything under the sun.

    Cons

    Their VP of Military Relations lacks scruples and loses his temper far too easily.

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate of your military partners...and not use them only for self promotion.


  2. Vice President

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Wealth Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Vice President, Wealth Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pro working for Zions is that they are local.

    Cons

    Zions is like the slow kid in the corner that can figure out out to get out of the corner.

    Advice to Management

    Sell Zions to Wells Fargo or Bank of America or anyone that will buy you


  3. Horrible branches--no opportunity for promotions (other branches can be better)--& HORRIBLE HR department

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    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay for your training opportunities and will feed you when you train an entire day. PTO and chances to be promoted (ONLY if you're at the correct branch).

    Cons

    Top con: Human Resources. Others: No chances to be promoted if you choose the wrong branch--both a pro and con because not all branches are run the same (branches are night-and-day difference when transferring in comparison of what management is willing to train people on. I started at a terrific branch and when I transferred locations to reduce my commute I was supervising someone who started 5 years before me and was more than capable. Then I NEVER advanced like everyone else in the branch--we were all stuck where we were indefinitely. The branch was a dead-end).

    Advice to Management

    Remove the leadership in HR. Other than that, none--I'm glad I moved on.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Knife fight

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bank full-time

    Pros

    You can pay your bills... maybe. You can learn how to be highly political and stab people in the back!

    Cons

    Not really sure where to begin. This used to be a great place to work when it was much smaller. Egos are out of control and they don't value their employees anymore. Management is primarily concerned with keeping their jobs, so watch your back!

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? How about taking some responsibility for your actions.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Big fish don't care about small fish that RUN the bank!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid holidays off People you work with is your family

    Cons

    " It's who you know" nothing to do with how hard you work, how many years you have been there and how great you do your job! The pay is horrible, unless you start now with no experience. But when you have been there 20+ years and get .05 cent raises!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people that run the branches and take care of the customers!


  7. Helpful (1)

    No integrity, forgot who keeps them in business: the employees

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    Former Employee - Social Media Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Social Media Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bankers hours/holidays were awesome. Vacation pay was good. Does a lot for the community. Interest rates and other products given to employees are fantastic. Bosses will go to bat for you... if you're in their clique.

    Cons

    The insurance choices here are reprehensible unless you're single. The marketing department went from awesome to horrid a few months ago. New leaders are very nepotistic and view friendships as more important than actual skill in doing the job. IF you're not on the boss' good side, or they plain don't like you, they will find even the littlest thing to "get" you on, and then trump it up. Basically, communication between upper and middle management is lacking terribly. While HR is an advocate for employees generally, if you're labeled as someone that deserves to be fired, no one will hear your side of the story. No investigations will happen to see if allegations are true. They just are. Don't make any promises — written or verbal. If a manager wants to get rid of you, those promises can be dissolved quickly, even if they're written down. Integrity doesn't matter here. For a company who says, "We Haven't Forgotten Who Keeps Us In Business", they sure treat their employees — who are every bit as important in this business as the customers — terribly. My advice if you're looking in this company: any other department is probably worth working for at Zions... maybe. But steer clear of the marketing department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your "underlings". Don't trust your managers at their word. Give both people their sides of the story. Have integrity — if you promise something, make it happen. Stick up for your talented employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Ethics and integrity do not abound

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can certainly expect little change in some areas - enjoy banker's hours, better interest rates for employee bank accounts.

    Cons

    Terrible insurance. Marketing department is full of dishonesty and completely lacks integrity. If you are a trusting person who assumes others are honest and that hard-work will turn into a stable job or even a promotion, you will get caught off guard for sure. The department is extremely divided with a high degree of back-biting. The EVP is a hands-off manager, and does not handle confrontation, and ignores wrong-doing. There are some excellent employees, but unfortunately, they either leave, get fired on false grounds, or are afraid to speak up for change for fear of also being weeded out. Also, it is an incredibly difficult place to come into. The department has multiple cliques. If you are an outsider, you are doomed. Information which is vital to job-roles is not shared openly.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. Executive management needs to address rogue employees who act outside of recommended plans as well as take action when dishonesty occurs. Break up the divide, and steer away from the nepotism.


  9. IT Professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology was interesting, if management ever let you make decisions it would have been better.

    Cons

    Benefits, especially Medical have to be the worst in the state. Forced into a high cost HSA plan. Only option they have. Switched jobs and saved over $7000 on Medical in the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the Medical benefits. Let your technical people make decisions and don't make them on your own based on what the technical salesmen tell you that you need.



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