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Are you looking for an interesting, challenging and rewarding job with a company that offers internal mobility, growth and a great culture? Look no further than BOK Financial!
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At BOK Financial, we’re proud to trace our roots to a small energy bank founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma over 100 years ago during an oil boom. Today, as a top 25 U.S.-based bank with more than $30 billion in assets, BOK Financial has successfully diversified into a variety of industries, businesses and geographies throughout the U.S. We have banking operations in eleven states, with services throughout the nation, and a full-service brokerage firm, BOSC, Inc., which has become one of the largest municipal bond underwriters in the country. Our wealth management division also continues to grow, offering a full suite of services to individuals and institutions nationwide.
Our focus each day is on meeting the needs of our clients by bringing the right people, services or solutions to the table. We continue to offer the personal touch of the neighborhood bank, with the breadth of experience, resources and products you expect from a regional powerhouse.
We know the challenges our clients face because we’ve faced the same highs and lows over the past 100 years. Regardless of the economic cycle, BOK Financial continues to be a strong and stable company, adapting to ever-changing economic conditions. We work with you, side by side, to help you make the most of your money.
Many people think of their community simply as the place where they live, work and play. We believe our community is our livelihood and serving is more than a commitment; it's the embodiment of our corporate purpose statement — achieving more together.
Our sustained involvement and long-term investments in our communities are important elements of our culture and an integral part of the way we do business. We believe that helping the community also helps BOK Financial stakeholders — employees, shareholders and clients.
We are also committed to responsible corporate citizenship by encouraging our employees to give back to their communities through volunteering their time and talents. We offer several company-sponsored initiatives where our employees can be involved in support of the four areas we focus our giving. Those four pillars include: United Way, economic development, education and basic needs (hunger, housing, basic health care and safety).
All of our employees do their best to help our clients achieve more together. That applies to our bankers and advisors as well as our support services, including risk management, information technology, human resources, as well as sales and other roles within the bank.
You will find hard-working people with varied backgrounds who strive to find the right solutions for our clients’ unique financial needs. Our bankers work hand-in-hand with clients to help them make sound financial decisions. And they are backed up by dedicated employees who ensure system security and accessibility.
Inclusion is essential to our mission as a bank and a core competency at BOK Financial. We strive to promote an environment that is inclusive of the diverse values, opinions, experience, culture and needs of our employees, clients and communities.
By emphasizing the importance of this vision, we reinforce an understanding that inclusive practices lead to higher levels of employee engagement, performance, productivity and positive business results.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion practices allows us to achieve our business goals:
As an intern at BOK Financial, you will have the opportunity to explore a career in the financial services industry through a full hands-on experience. During the summer, in addition to working on projects, interns will participate in meetings with BOK Financial executives and the “Battle of the Interns” competition. This is an exciting opportunity to work with your fellow interns on an assigned team project where you help develop a recommendation on how to advance our business model.
Accelerated Career Track Full-time Associate
This intensive training program is an ideal way to begin a career in banking. The program is designed to benefit both graduate and undergraduate students. Our rotational development program is a structured training program that provides you with financial analysis training, systems instruction, professional development courses and a complete overview of BOK Financial. Chosen candidates will complete rotations within their specified track.
Each track ties back to one of our major divisions – Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking, Information Technology and Wealth Management.
I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 10 years)
Stability, work/life balance, internal mobility, strong culture of team work and internal partnership, the company and leadership truly cares about it's employees and the communities we serve.
I have been with the organization going on 12 years and I have been afforded many growth and development opportunities over the years.
Our 401K matching program is better than any others in our industry and significantly rewards tenure with the organization.
The only con I can speak to would be limited equity opportunities.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BOK Financial in September 2017.
I visited them at an on campus career fair. I was contacted within a couple weeks to set up an on-campus interview. The interview was laid back and conversational.
Tech Hiring Commitment
Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being
First Job Programs
Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts
Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work