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BOK Financial Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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BOK Financial President and CEO Steven G. Bradshaw
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Pros
  • "The work-life balance has been good to great in my experience, with the occasional need to support after hours as is normal in IT" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Wonderful co-workers and great benefits" (in 8 reviews)

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

  • "So balance that warm fuzzy feeling with the annual dread of how many lay offs there will be to help senior management fudge a decent ROAE" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Place to Grow Your Career"

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

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

    Pros

    Over the last 11 years at BOKF, I have had the opportunity to work in 4 different departments in areas where I had limited direct experience. Each promotion was an investment in my future and a testament to the bank's willingness to take a chance on me based on past performance. That constant focus on my development combined with a fun, inclusive culture will likely keep me here forever.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    BOK Financial Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and provide feedback. We are glad you are happy with your progress and we can't wait to see where your future takes you. We appreciate all you do... More


  2. "Vice President"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to be able to spend the last 15 years with. The focus on client service is top priority! Always has been, hopefully always will be.

    Cons

    I would like to see us continue to grow in other major cities in Texas to create additional opportunities for upper management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Remain transparent in reasons for new and additional processes and procedures.

  3. "Mortgage"

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

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is the culture --- I feel as though most of my co-workers have become my best friends. Secondly, it is the supportive nature of our Management team. I never worry about what they are doing, I know they always act with integrity and focused direction.

    Cons

    Sometimes a few too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work to bring additional products to the market. Continue to focus on employee engagement.


  4. "BOKF A Great Growing Company"

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

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

    Pros

    A Growing Company
    Taking a Development Approach with Employees
    Conservative, well-thought processes keep the company stable

    Cons

    Not the quickest with change
    Long-term vision not always seen or communicated


  5. "Fantastic place"

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

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of room for growth and opportunity.

    Cons

    Location and parking could be better.


  6. "Get experience and get out while you can"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, pay is decent for the work.

    Cons

    Call center is loud so prepare for daily headaches; you’re essentially a verbal punching bag for the customer, so prepare to be belittled on a daily basis; no independence, you’re constantly micromanaged; very difficult to get approved for time off unless you ask months in advance; we used outdated software; incompetent managers and supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Stop calling yourselves leaders when you’re unwilling to put in extra work like coming in on Saturdays, or taking calls when the queue is high.


  7. "Analyst"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, strong leadership, and highly engaged in the community.

    Cons

    Highly conservative culture which can be good and bad at times. Comp programs can be a con without a boss that stands up for you.

  8. "Great Place to Work!"

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

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started my career at BOK Financial right out of college and have been here for 5 years. The organization has an amazing culture of inclusion and a strong community presence. I feel like my management team genuinely cares about my development and encourages me to grow in my career. The benefits, especially the 401K plan is very competitive.

    Cons

    The organization does run lean but this fosters a strong sense of collaboration between teams to get everything done.

    BOK Financial Response

    Jul 3, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

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


  9. "Mortgage Originator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BOK Financial full-time

    Pros

    Incredible company culture. Always looking for ways to improve processes.

    Cons

    I did not have any cons for BOKF.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    BOK Financial Response

    Jul 3, 2018 – VP, Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and provide feedback for us. We appreciate your comments and are glad that you enjoyed sharing and promoting our values and vision. We wish you the... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "My Best Career Move to Date"

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

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

    Pros

    When I was hired I was embraced with open arms. I'm blessed to work for a phenomenal leader who walks the walk and talks the talk. My boss is open to my ideas, even if she doesn't always implement them. They truly care about the communities they serve. Employee engagement is a big priority. A lot of promotions happen within and they encourage internal mobility. People are genuine and do care and want to help one another achieve their goals and dreams.

    Cons

    Teams are run very lean. It takes an act of congress to add an FTE. The bank does not have name recognition in all markets it serves which makes it harder to attract talent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people and empower them to do great things! Continue improving and evolving our technology.

    BOK Financial Response

    Jul 3, 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!


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