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BOK Financial Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Steven G. Bradshaw
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  • Usually too small of a staff because of high turnover (in 3 reviews)

  • The environment is very laid back (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Overall great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time

    Pros

    They invest a lot of time and money into employees. Some of the best people to work for.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. A lot of promises of mobility and what to expect that weren't true.


  2. "Great place to work...if you want to move to Tulsa OK"

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    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 pay
    Good work/life balance
    Excellent executive leadership team

    Cons

    If you hope to grow a corporate level career in Operations or IT you need to plan to move to Tulsa

    Advice to Management

    Leverage your other markets for talent. You operate in major metropolitan cities. Let people work remote, and don't force them to move. You are making the available talent pool very shallow.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Family and pet friendly. Great people.

    Cons

    Still waiting for a promotion.


  4. "Oh where to start?"

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    Former Employee - Technical Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Technical Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BOK Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Remote work flexibility.

    Cons

    Red tape everywhere. Absurdly cheap with IT. Outdated systems running crucial financial processes. After hours support with no compensation or phone provided. Crazy turnover in IT.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to spend money on technology. The good stuff is expensive. Get your after-hours support personnel company phones.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to watch your life slip away."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay depending on who your manager is.

    Most people are nice enough.

    Cons

    You know when you quietly stare into a computer screen and find yourself thinking about the monotony of waking up, getting dressed, driving to work, staring at a computer screen, coming home, going to sleep, and then doing the same thing again the next day, forever? 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. If that's something you are looking for then BOK is the place for you!

    In some ways BOK culture truly reflects the culture of Oklahoma: Conservative, slow, relies on a single industry to stay afloat, provincial, and insecure.

    Culture is very much that of going to work to make a salary and nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    Get some direction, fight for your employees, build a reputation that compliments and doesn't merely depend on the generosity of the chairman. People in Oklahoma want to work for BOK because there aren't many options in Oklahoma. You won't truly attract talent until you're more than that.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Customer Service in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Mortgage Customer Service in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, holiday pay, competitive pay, business hours

    The company truly does listen to the suggestions that you make and puts them to work, not like other companies where you make suggestions and nothing ever changes

    Cons

    no work from home

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing!


  7. "BOK Financial Experience"

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    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

    I love the culture at BOKF. In the Tulsa area I don't think there is a better employer from a cultural perspective.

    Cons

    When they promote internally, the pay increases are significantly smaller than they would be for an external hire. Individuals have to leave the company to maximize earning potential.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the claim that BOKF is a pay for performance culture. Right now that isn't a true statement.

  8. "Risk Control Officer"

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    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 team, work environment, mentorship

    Cons

    Not a big fan of sifting through large amounts of data


  9. "Credit Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BOK Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for young people

    Cons

    none that come to mind


  10. "Good Company to work for"

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    • 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 employee functions that include your family. Cares about the community.

    Cons

    Higher job titles come in with an automatic 3 weeks of vacation. Lower lower job titles has to have so many years of service to get 3 weeks of vacation.


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