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Amegy Corporation Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  • There is not a lot of internal promotions within back office positions (in 5 reviews)

  • Health insurance is expensive but honestly, the bank if following the current "Obamacare" trend (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very talented group of people
    Company does seem to care about what employees think
    Encourages feedback from employees
    Local name recognition

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Could have better benefits
    Not all departments have the same level of training
    Bais towards those in the Credit Analyst Program

    Advice to Management

    The leadership is what really makes this a great place to work. They do a great job of communicating to the company regardless of whether it is a critical change to the organization or whether it is just a note of thanks. As I mentioned before, they do take employee feedback seriously and try to take their opinions into consideration.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A place where you can expand your banking knowledge."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very conservative company, family oriented bank and you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    There's not much growth and promotion within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be ready to think on your feet and out of the box. If you don't know, don't be afraid to ask questions.


  3. "Good place to start a career in banking"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Life / work balance is great, people are easy to work with, lots of opportunities for growing your professional network and starting a banking career.

    Cons

    Owned by Zions Bancorporation which slows down Amegy. No real synergies from Zions' footprint, pretty much a stand alone separate entity.


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  5. "Mangers that want you to excell"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller III in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teller III in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mangers that support their staff and work with them to help them better themselves and get further in their carrerrs. The salary is also very competitive and Tellers typically get paid more at Amegy than they would at other banks (even the big banks)

    Cons

    Some of the Managers can be petty and try to screw over other branches in order to help their branch out.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more of a united front and less silly bickering among the Branch Managers and Assistant Managers. While we have branches that all have different goals we all work for the same company and should work together not against each other.


  6. "Would recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good bank with positive reputation in the commmunity
    -Good work/life balance
    -Better than average bank products
    -Trustworthy senior management
    -Competitive salary (for new hires)
    -Genuine interest to promote from within and develop employees
    -Good training programs

    Cons

    -Worst benefits around
    -Outdated technology. MS-Dos was the most efficient banker tool and the systems frequently break
    -Small, capped incentive programs

    Advice to Management

    Make the benefits affordable or worthwhile to have. In my opinion, people in an entry level spot (tellers or backoffice) cannot possibly afford these services.

    Try to take care of the employees you are trying to develop. When employees get promoted (let alone multiple times), a standard 5% increase generally puts them well below market salary and can lead to multiple subordinates making more money than their boss. This compensation plan makes it difficult to retain top talent because they can make significantly more money by going to a competitor for a similar position.


  7. "Great company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amegy Corporation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Managers are great with their employers and make it a fun environment to work in. I enjoyed my time working here.

    Cons

    Selling can sometimes be difficult especially in motor bank, and they tend to push you on selling.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not that bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Banking experience and free parking downtown. Most of the people are very nice.

    Cons

    Pay raises are very small, health insurance deductibles are high, dental insurance is not insurance but a reimbursement plan that you must pay out of pocket 1st.

    Advice to Management

    Get better insurance plans and show your employees you appreciate them and their hard work by giving better raises.


  9. "Good Company but personal growth is limited"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, no micro managing

    Cons

    Not enough career advancement opportunities


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Bank to work for. .. USED TO BE BETTER!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management knows your name
    Compensation decent
    Need younger management.... most executives will not retire and move over for others to shine.

    Cons

    Values used to be strong.... times changed after Zions bought them.
    Benefits are for disasters... high deductible only

    Advice to Management

    Life work balance needs to be a priority
    Need better benefits


  11. "Teller 2"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller II
    Current Employee - Teller II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, off holidays and Sunday, great vacation.

    Cons

    Tellers do everything, sales, sales, sales!

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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