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BOK Financial Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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BOK Financial President and CEO Steven G. Bradshaw
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  • "Upper management doesn’t seem to care about how lower groups are impacted" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance isn't priority" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    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.

    BOK Financial Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback and this review. Your comments are appreciated and valued. BOKF works hard to promote a positive work environment and a culture that embraces all... More


  2. "Highly recommended!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is exponential room for growth if you are consistent and hard-working. The benefits are awesome. Having a normal 8-5 (ish), M-F schedule and holidays demonstrates BOK's commitment to work/life balance. There is almost always some sort of perk available to us--discounted tickets to a play, exclusive family night at the zoo or WinterFest ice skating rink, drawings for free tickets, etc. It's heartwarming, too, to work for a company that is so involved in the community through organizations like United Way.

    Cons

    I am sometimes frustrated with the systems we use at work. They're not exactly streamlined and there can be times where it seems like there are far too many systems involved in one task. Companies I have previously worked for (that, to be fair, are larger) had more efficient programs and technology.

  3. "Great company, lackluster audit management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    BOK has a wonderful environment. The department gets along really well. The starting salaries are nice. The benefits are good (not as good as other places in town). Most of the people here get along and are extremely nice and helpful.

    Cons

    A few bad apples in the department really bring morale to a low. Gossip and tattling are common themes. Raises are essentially nonexistent and don't keep up with cost-of-living. Management is mostly unwilling to fight for their seniors/staff to be promoted and you lose any motivation you had.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your salaries in line with other companies and cost-of-living. Follow the promotion guidelines and actually promote. Stop micro-managing.


  4. "Great Place To Be!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BOK Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing regional bank with great culture!

    Cons

    Cannot list one at first though.

    BOK Financial Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback and this review. Your comments are appreciated and valued. BOKF works hard to promote a positive work environment and a culture that embraces all... More


  5. "AVP, Senior Systems Admin"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BOK Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get bank holidays although they take several 3 day weekends a year from IT personnel to accomplish DR events. Recently gone causal at the BTC where most IT are.

    Cons

    You will most likely work a tremendous amount of hours without much reward as they run extremely lean on the number of employees. They rarely fully implement large applications to their fullest potential so lots of things like Asset Management and other ITIL needs are non existent. Management is mostly nice but scared of recent security changes which were implemented poorly, fast, and with almost no guidelines or documented “rules” and management is to scared to push back and fight for employees now. So worklife balance is bad and you really have little backup if something gets questioned.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing the work environment to be changed from a decent employee appreciated workplace to a place or fear and terrible worklife balance

    BOK Financial Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for providing us feedback. We appreciate your candor. Though we strive to promote a positive working environment, it sounds from your remarks that there could be opportunities for... More


  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BOK Financial full-time

    Pros

    Quiet work area. Had access to the right tools to do the job.

    Cons

    The males in leadership positions within the Consumer division are sexist and elitist. It's like working around immature fraternity boys.

    BOK Financial Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for providing us feedback. We appreciate your candor. Though we strive to promote a positive working environment, it sounds from your remarks that there could be opportunities for... More


  7. "Great Place to Work!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Busins Analyst III in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Busins Analyst III in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, stable company that is invested in the communities in which we do business and we are growing!!

    Cons

    There is always more work than time in the day.

    BOK Financial Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback and this review. Your comments are appreciated and valued. BOKF works hard to promote a positive work environment and a culture that embraces all... More

  8. "Great Company to Work For!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, takes care of their employees, promotes professional development and internal movement, provides amazing support to the communities in which we reside

    Cons

    Can't say that I have discovered any cons of working for BOKF.

    BOK Financial Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and provide feedback. We appreciate you exemplifying our values and sharing our vision in everything you do. Keep up the great work!


  9. "Operations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, culture, community investment, a place where talent is recognized and the opportunity for promotion is real

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons - I love working here!

    BOK Financial Response

    Sep 24, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback and this review. Your comments are appreciated and valued. BOKF works hard to promote a positive work environment and a culture that embraces all... More


  10. "Technical Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented teams, great morale, and flexible environment

    Cons

    High regulatory environment drives many activities

    BOK Financial Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback and this review. Your comments are appreciated and valued. BOKF works hard to promote a positive work environment and a culture that embraces all... More