I encourage people to give us their biggest financial challenges, whether it’s personal or business. Give us an opportunity to work through it and bring the right people together. What I like best about Bank of Oklahoma is that the client is at the center of everything we do. The reason our bank was formed over 100 years ago was that other banks weren’t meeting the needs of the community – what we now know as Bank of Oklahoma resulted from that gap.
We live that same philosophy today, in valuing our employees, our clients and the communities we serve.
–Steve Bradshaw, CEO, BOK Financial
Many people think of their community simply as the place where they live, work and play. We believe our community is our livelihood. We believe in giving back every day.
Good corporate citizenship has always been an essential part of Bank of Oklahoma and its parent company, BOK Financial.
It is one of our key company values: "Actively advance the communities we serve." We are motivated to improve the quality of life in the communities where we do business because we believe the most successful companies are the ones that are the most active in providing their support. 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 the stakeholders in BOK Financial - employees, shareholders and clients.
We continue to fulfill our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship through financial and in-kind contributions and volunteer time from our employees. We support programs that encourage the charitable generosity and volunteer spirit of our employees.
Sometimes the best gift we can give is our time and our talent. By lending our expertise, we empower our community partners to develop meaningful business strategies, effective fund-raising initiatives, sound financial planning and more. The skills of our employees are as diverse as they are remarkable, and there is no limit to the results we can deliver to our community.
Through Learn for Life, our financial education program, we engage our employees to promote basic financial skills to better prepare local children to lead successful and productive lives.
Some of our areas of volunteer expertise:
I worked at Bank of Oklahoma full-time (More than 3 years)
good company, people were nice, management was fair
payscale was low. banking industry as a whole is low.
Advice to Management
keep communication open and keep up the good work
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Bank of Oklahoma (Tulsa, OK) in January 2017.
A recruiter from Human Resources called and I missed it. I called her back, wasn't able to reach me so I left a message. 3weeks later she called again, I answered and we set up a phone interview (with her and I) for about two hours later. Once she called back to conduct the phone interview she stated that she was going to send an assessment. As long as I passed the customer service assessment I would get a face to face interview. I passed. And she set up a face to face interview for the next day. Before I could go on the face to face interview I had to fill out another application. I passed the face to face interview and my recruiter send a grammar assessment. I passed and the recruiter set up another phone interview with the manager over customer service for about 4 days out. That interview took about an hour and a half to complete. My recruiter called back and advised that they wanted to make an offer. I then consented to a background screening, fingerprinting, and a drug test. After I passed they gave me a start day. The interview process was long and a bit stressful, but these people truly care about you and it's a wonderful company to work for.
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