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Zions Bancorporation Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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Zions Bancorporation Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, Zions First National Bank; Chairman, President, and CEO, Zions Management Services Harris H. Simmons
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is greathe and oppurtunities to rise in the company are many" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Great people - very friendly and concerned about your well being" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "The health benefits are horrible and only seem to be getting worse" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Health Benefits are catastrophic Health Insurance" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "8 years with the company"

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    Current Employee - Department Systems Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Department Systems Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people to work with.

    Cons

    Innovation feels slow despite corporate investment.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Loan Processor in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Loan Processor in West Valley City, UT

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, able to train and improve my position

    Cons

    Some departments may have a managers that moved up through the years with little or no manament knowledge. Micro management & unprofessionalisim is common.

  3. "Didn’t seem to fit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation part-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great!

    Cons

    It took a long time to move up, no shortcuts. The company culture didn’t fit.


  4. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Department Trainer/Underwriter in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Department Trainer/Underwriter in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They walk the walk that most companies only talk when it comes to promoting from within and caring about employees. Many many very long term employees speaks to how well they threat people. Tons of opportunity and support. One of the rare companies that you can be a "company man/woman" . Very conservative, but surprisingly diverse. Everyone has the same shot here, I haven't seen or heard of any discrimination. I really love it and hav been there a full year.

    Cons

    health insurance is basically catastrophe, lowest deductible is 4k I think. but I've been able to make it work with the Health Savings plan. The rest of the benefits are good.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing great, I just think a traditional health insurance plan option would be wonderful. other than that, literally no complaints.


  5. "Zions"

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    Current Employee - IT Help Desk
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The environment itself is pretty friendly.

    Cons

    Salary does not seem to be up to market ever. Benefits are not good at all.


  6. "Good stable company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good values and culture.
    Strong competitive position in most markets.
    Not into exotic or shady sectors of financial services.
    People have good attitudes. Minimal infighting or other BS.
    Wants to be innovative, especially via new technology.

    Cons

    Only a modest appetite and budget for innovation projects and teams. There are very few projects that are aiming at true breakthroughs.
    Doesn't yet see FinTech companies as competition. May get blind-sided.


  7. "Great work culture, modest pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Department Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Department Systems Administrator in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family culture and great work environment

    Cons

    Poor healthcare benefits and high turnover

  8. "Offers good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers good work life balance for those with families. Not as aggressive as some of the other banks. Give you time to learn something and try.

    Salt Lake City offers a relatively good quality of life for the cost of living. All four seasons with great access to outdoors.

    Cons

    Stuck in old times of manually evaluating each and every loan application. Struggled with very low efficiency ratios and as a result has seen a lot of layoffs and reorganizations in past 3-4 years. Not as stable as it used to be years past.

    Heavy focus on commercial lending has resulted in low overall profitability further exacerbating impact of tight margins in last few years. Management tends to be very conservative and reluctant to expand into the consumer space, particularly in products with higher profitability such as cards.

    Primarily a bank for local communities. Makeup of employees chosen to represent diversity of communities they serve, which is important to be mindful of before choosing to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Try to expand into other consumer products. Consider getting back into servicing of mortgage loans.


  9. "Needs a lot of improvement"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - IT Support in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers good work-life balance, remote work as needed. Gives you time to learn/study for your personal gain or work-related.

    Cons

    Poor management, most of the time no one cares. Zero teamwork, you are dealing with stupid imposed targets even if your job is not in sales or anything related. Everyone else is dumping things on you and they expect you to do it just because they think they are better than you just because are above you in terms of position or department. You are being looked at like you are plain garbage most of the time. You are being paid next to nothing compared to the average salaries for the same position at most companies. Some stupid people with the ability to make decisions and/or signing contracts with zero knowledge will dump all the work on you. Lots of people are being hired for all kinds of positions with zero knowledge about the field, position or even the most basic things. You will need to deal with this incompetence and ignorant and do their job, or else.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so full of yourself. Stand by your team, create a team, to begin with. Pay your employees what they should get. If you are pushing so hard on separation of duties than, make it clear across the board that all departments must follow the same rules and do their job. Stop hiring incompetence people and stop making stupid decisions like contracts with vendors that are not doing anything but taking your money. Being a manager or in charge of a team does not mean all you get to do is FW and email and send a report from time to time.


  10. "Horrible Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    Some good people work there, and salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Constantly cutting resources, dumping more on employees, expecting new and poor software to help (it doesn't), huge initiatives go nowhere, and overall lack of stability.