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BOK Financial Overview

Tulsa, OK
1001 to 5000 employees
1910
Company - Public (BOKF)
Banks & Credit Unions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
BOK Financial is a Regional Banking Powerhouse with more than 4,700 employees and operations in ten states within the United States. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company began as an energy bank more than 100 years ago. Today, we maintain our strength in the energy ... Read more

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Best Places to Work: 2019 (#93)

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BOK Financial – Why Work For Us?


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:

  • Operate a best-in-class financial institution
  • Reinforce our reputation as an employer of choice in our industry and our communities
  • Attract and retain top talent that thrives in our inclusive culture
  • Provide resources and opportunities that engage and develop our employees
  • Integrate supplier diversity to support economic development and job creation in the markets we support
  • Support the communities we serve through employee volunteerism and commitment

Summer Intern

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.




BOK Financial Reviews

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    "Excellent company. Great place to build a career."

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    Pros

    Able to work with high energy, high caliber people who care about each other and want the best for our customers and communities.

    Cons

    BOK Financial continues to grow organically and through acquisitions. Working through these transitions can have challenges but are necessary for growth and success.

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BOK Financial Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at BOK Financial (Tulsa, OK) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process was fairly easy with good communication throughout. The process to a little bit longer than expected, but I was not 'left in the dark' to wonder what would happen next.

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BOK Financial Awards & Accolades

  • forbes 2018 Global World's Best Employers 2000, Forbes, 2018
  • US Top Ten Highly Reputable Banks, Reputation Institute, 2017
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

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

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