Zions Bank

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Zions Bank Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
69 Reviews
3.5
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Zions Bank President & CEO A. Scott Anderson
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great structure and family like work environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Health insurance is quite weak compared to other employers that I've worked for (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great community bank, low salaries

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

    I have been working at Zions Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Local bank that gives back to the community.

    Cons

    Low salaries, low advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to care more about employees and their growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Community Bank feel in a Regional Bank

    • 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 Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Definitely customer service oriented and isn't as sales heavy as Chase or Wells Fargo. Mid-level managers are amazing.

    Cons

    Health benefits aren't great. Lots of overlap in responsibilities make it difficult to know who is in charge of what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reorganizing duties of different areas, but thanks for being fun to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for

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

    I worked at Zions Bank as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment at Zions Bank has been my favorite. The people are friendly and everyone is willing to help out. There are some very talented people working within Zions Bank, and moving up at this company will reap many benefits.

    Cons

    I was just an intern, so I didn't find many cons with this particular job. Getting a full time offer with them would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more opportunities for people to create growth within this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Zions Bank full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ethics and integrity do not abound

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 Bank

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start, but need more of a challenge.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Relationship Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant Relationship Officer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Zions Bank

    Pros

    People within Zions are easy to work with.
    Non-competitive atmosphere.
    Management gives you your goals and then expects you to get them done without micro-managing.

    Cons

    Hardly any constructive feedback on how you are performing your job.
    Medical benefits are very slim.
    Salary range is lower than other banks.
    Under utilization of employees leads to slack work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide constructive feedback on job performance on a regular basis vs. once a year.
    Offer more challenging opportunities to current employees.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Laid back environment that as long as you do your job you will not be bothered.

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

    I have been working at Zions Bank

    Pros

    quality of people
    laid back environment
    Don't have to work too hard to keep job
    Bosses don't micro manage
    Customer friendly

    Cons

    Lacks innovat
    Tough to share ideas and collabortate
    Tough to move up
    If you work hard you don't get noticed by promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership basically does their job and leaves you alone to do yours. Leadership does help when help is asked for or needed. Not a place that is committed to big changes.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great culture and environment but deal flow is slow.

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

    I worked at Zions Bank

    Pros

    Culture and value of the work to society
    Respectable company and good people
    Good leadership
    Abilities to network with other companies

    Cons

    Level of deal flow was a little slow for my experience
    Colleagues saw work as selling of their time
    Managers are caught up in their work more than leading their teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on rewarding your team than hiding in your office all day--you will get more done and receive a lot more respect if you utilize your team

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Portfolio Manager

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

    I worked at Zions Bank

    Pros

    Job Security
    Career advancement if you network with the right people.

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Disconnect between upper and middle management
    Unique Culture - If you are not part of the unique culture that exists in Utah, you are an outsider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and listen to employees opinions more. Senior Management tries to implement new programs and systems to improve conditions, but fail when it comes to the implementation process. This results in multiple programs being initiated that do not run smoothly and puts the burden on the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good

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

    I have been working at Zions Bank

    Pros

    As a introductory teller, it is nice to work up to the 1000.00 in bonuses you can get within your first year, by doing some extra training it really pays off for a poor college student. You get thoroughly trained, and constantly, management is competent and great to work for.

    Cons

    At my current branch, I do such a good job, management wants to see me in that position forever. Haven't been able to grow too much, because of the intensity of being the only teller during our time-frame at the branch (although others are suppose to pitch in and help up there, it can get pretty intense).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company, have appreciated the opportunity to learn many good things. Have felt very restricted at times in my particular circumstances because of the limited FTE that we have for our branch in particular, it can become crazy especially on monday's and friday's being thee only teller.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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