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Bank OZK Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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Bank OZK CEO George G. Gleason
George G. Gleason
71 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Pay is decent if you are a favorite to upper management(in 7 reviews)

  • "Slow Paced, Low Starting Pay for Location, Little to No Room for Progression in Company(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Loving my OZK experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank OZK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I recently began the next chapter of my banking career at Bank OZK and it has been a wonderful experience! The HR representative was very efficient in guiding me through the onboarding process. I office remotely and the IT team has been very helpful in getting my technology set up. My new co-workers have been very welcoming!

    Cons

    I would still consider myself to be a "newbie" so, there are no cons to report at this time. My experience has been great!

    Bank OZK2018-10-31
  2. "Positive"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Bank OZK full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good place to work with people who really care

      Cons

      Can get lost if you are not ready for a fast pace environment

      Bank OZK2019-05-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Could be better"

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      Former Employee - Customer Service 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bank OZK full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      You meet some genuinely great people

      Cons

      I could write 10 novels

      Advice to Management

      Stop ignoring employees who go to HR because certain managers play favorites and make your life miserable. Just because a manager has been there for years, doesn't mean they're good or fair.

      Bank OZK2019-06-10
    • "Operations Center in Ozark, AR... poor/unethical supervisors and no support from upper management or HR"

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

      I worked at Bank OZK full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Hours Vacation and sick pay Paid holidays

      Cons

      Worked with this company full-time for 4 years. Manager pushed every single bit of work on to subordinates and took credit for the work. When 100% of tasks are given to your subordinates, that no longer constitutes as “delegating”. Was often asked to complete a task but supervisor wanted it done in a system/program using their login credentials to make it look like they were the ones actually doing the work. Only gave...

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      Advice to Management

      My advice would be to implement a 360 evaluation system where employees have the opportunity to express their views on their manager’s performance instead of only having direct supervisors evaluate managers. Once you reach a certain level, most managers do not work directly with their subordinates on a daily basis and have NO IDEA on how their performance really is. When people are good actors/actresses, they can easily...

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      Bank OZK2019-05-29
    • "Overall good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Teller 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bank OZK full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great branch management 401k matching Vacation and sick time

      Cons

      No advancement, alot of outside hiring makes it harder to advance within the company.

      Advice to Management

      Offer more opportunities for advancements within the company.

      Bank OZK2019-05-10
    • "Alright"

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      Current Employee - Digital Services Specialist 

      I have been working at Bank OZK full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good people Steady hours Good benefits

      Cons

      No room for growth Favoritism

      Bank OZK2019-05-05
    • "Laid back work environment"

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        Former Employee - Lockbox Specialist 

        I worked at Bank OZK full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Relaxed environment, jeans and work provided T shirt. Mostly independent tasks so you get to listen to music and zone into your tasks.

        Cons

        I felt there wasn’t enough diversity.

        Advice to Management

        Be open to diverse employees the way your handbooks and values say you are.

        Bank OZK2019-04-05
      • "This is a JOB, not a CAREER."

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        Current Employee - Teller 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Bank OZK full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        No quotas for new accounts. Closed on Saturday (my branch)

        Cons

        The pay is embarrassing. The managers are a joke. They don't talk to you, they talk at you, very unprofessional. They don't ask you to do anything, they tell you in a demanding way. There is NO room for advancement, no matter what they tell you. If you are a single parent, this is not the job for you. The managers at my branch could care less if anything happens to my kids. If you want a day off, again, good luck with...

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        Advice to Management

        Respect your employees, and pay them a living wage! Allow parents to be parents.

        Bank OZK2019-04-26
      • Helpful (1)

        "OZK"

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        Current Employee - Operations in Ozark, AR
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Bank OZK full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Wage is ok for area. No weekend work in most areas.

        Cons

        Favoritism, lack of communication, high deductible insurance with no co-pay. Bullying from some managers and no consequences for actions.

        Advice to Management

        Can’t run operations efficiently only being present twice a week. Cut the favoritism and quit letting certain people get away with inappropriate relationships and other things they should not be doing. Listen.

        Bank OZK2019-03-27
      • Helpful (4)

        "Absolute Worst Place to Work"

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        Former Employee - OZK Labs in Saint Petersburg, FL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Bank OZK full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Interesting and challenging projects on paper. Higher Base pay relatively.

        Cons

        Absolute horrific micromanagement culture. Nobody from top to bottom has any idea what they want to achieve and why. All are clueless and they present you a complete project to do all alone without any guidance or sense of direction. All this while you get questioned for every small thing you do and you spend most of your time spoon feeding the skill less managers/directors on how we are doing things. Majority of projects...

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        Advice to Management

        Start hiring right people at upper level, insecurity at higher levels creep up to micromanaging people which nobody likes.

        Bank OZK2019-04-09
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