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Arvest Bank Arkansas Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Arvest Bank Chairman and CEO, Arvest Holdings and Arvest Bank Jim C. Walton
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  • Low pay when going into an entry level position (in 19 reviews)

  • The pay isn't good and hard to move up (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Greatest Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contact Center Representative in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Contact Center Representative in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arvest Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Great Benefits, PTO, Great Coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay when going into an entry level position

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  2. "Mortgage"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Mortgage in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arvest Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do not have any performance management so if you are not good at anything, just get along with everyone so you stay forever. If you work there you can have many generations of your family follow you as that is the Arvest way.

    Cons

    They do not operate like a business and their benefits are horrible. “Family” politics within the culture is rough. It’s all about who you are connected to.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be a leader- don’t talk about being a Mortgage servant leader when you don’t know what it is. Care about all your employees, not just the ones that follow you like a robot.

  3. "Bank Teller"

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    Current Employee - Teller in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Teller in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arvest Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    nothing bad comes to mind!


  4. "Arvest Bank Works With You"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Bank Teller in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Bank Teller in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arvest Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Employee Benefits
    Competitive Pay

    Cons

    Staffing is Short handed at the time
    Hours are later than most banks


  5. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arvest Bank part-time

    Pros

    Family Oriented
    Nice Managers
    Nice Schedule
    Community outings

    Cons

    Pay
    Longer hours than most banks


  6. "Great Company, Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arvest Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Arvest was the people. It was a great place to collaborate and learn marketable skills. The company offered good benefits and incentives for reaching goals. I would recommend working here to anyone looking for a fun and enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and do your best to keep the culture as the bank grows.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arvest Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Arvest has a great 401k and profit sharing bonus. They also have a lot of resources to ensure you get the proper training.

    Cons

    The open door policy is a joke with most managers, some take it seriously but the majority of them either don't care or are going to use what you say against you. They are currently going through a 'vision 2020' to 'better' the company, but what it has consisted of so far is eleminating positions.. It is very difficult to move up within the company. Some branches have great management teams, but there are some that really suck. From experience, my branch manager was never present. They didnt know how to operate our machines and only communicated with associates they had previously worked with. If you asked anyone who worked with them anything about them, they would most likely tell you the manager was never around or when they were they never talked to anyone. Unless you kiss a bunch of butt, you aren't going to succeed with this company. In the years that I had been with arvest, I had never felt so discouraged and unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your branch managers and show them what team work looks like, managers should build their employees up, not bring them down. Promote your employees that have been loyal to you, because all you are doing now is slapping them in the face. Pay your associates, I get that there are a lot of benefits that you offer, but not every one uses every benefit. Oh and get back to the arvest values, you all have really lost touch with what Arvest is supposed to be

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. HR Generalist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arvest Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture and values.

    Cons

    No room for diversity and inclusion


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arvest Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people, decent pay in some departments, located in NWA...a great place to live

    Cons

    Arvest has failed to keep up with the banking industry with regard to online tools. Extremely conservative environment.

    In my department, dealt with an extreme micromanager who micromanaged me right out the door. Also, one member of our team took about double the time off we were allowed...great for building team morale. People outside the dept often commented on both, making for a less than stellar work environment.

    There are a lot of "nice" people here, but most with marketable skills leave within a few years. There are way too many people who have never worked anywhere else, which isnt a good thing. Not recommended if you are forward thinking and looking to work in an innovative environment.

    Advice to Management

    Promote smart people who know what they're doing, not "nice" people who dont.


  10. "Assistant Branch Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arvest Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Arvest is undergoing vision 2020 which is geared towards sales and loan originations. Working there has been great. You receive incentives, profit sharing, retirement profit sharing, and direct payout incentives.

    Cons

    If you don't like change, banking is not the career for you. Arvest is undergoing several different internal changes to cut costs and run a more efficient business.


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