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Zions Bancorporation Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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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 Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great pay

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of


  2. "Compliance Officer"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well structured, autonomy with job duties, good support from management

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Hire within instead of looking to hire outside of company


  3. "An okay place to work"

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

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great co workers

    Cons

    Still a good old boys club


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  5. "VP Operations Director Small Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people in my department.

    Cons

    Somewhat suspicious and unsupportive senior management. Pay is low end for the industry

    Advice to Management

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great for experience and that's about it..."

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is a solid company you know you will always get your paycheck. Company typically hires within so you can grow and get different experiences/opportunities.

    Cons

    -No performance bonus/little annual wage increases.
    -Terrible benefits
    -Failing corporate wide projects which hurt the rest of the company growth
    -Lack of competitive pay
    -Company has very hard time committing to and completing projects
    -Lack of new technologies and processes, keeping employees pigeonholed.
    -Company pace is so slow, other potential employers are concerned about transition.

    Advice to Management

    Start to hold management accountable for poor decision making when investing in 3rd party software. Commit to 1 process/project to fulfill the specific needs of that project and not invest in 3 or 4 different options. Keep employees current on training and technologies to better grow the company.


  7. "Employer of Choice or Job of last resort?"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in West Valley, UT
    Former Employee - Information Technology in West Valley, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Some managers are really trying to do the right thing by their staff and for the company.

    Cons

    Poor healthcare benefits.

    While the premiums are lower than average, you have to put money away each month in an HSA to cover the very high annual deductibles, $3,000/individual/year or $12,000/family/year. If you have kids, you will take a huge financial hit every year.

    All dental and vision is out of pocket with only 50% reimbursement and you have to do all the paperwork yourself. Claims get denied without proper documentation and detailed billing receipts.

    Compensation is well below market, raises are very small, 1%-2% if you get one and bonuses are non existent.

    Extremely under-staffed working environment, which puts you in constant firefighting mode. Priorities constantly change depending on which fire you're putting out.

    The facilities you work in, i.e. the buildings, are old, rundown, drab, don't expect much.

    Advice to Management

    Value the contributions your employees make and compensate them for making it possible for the bonuses you take home.

    Fix the healthcare benefits and poor compensation. Hire the people you need to do the job or get off the backs of those people trying to keep the lights on.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Aimless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company does work with a diversified business model which makes a lot of sense. They operate in various states with a unique and local-centric type of brand. This can help the company stay stable as the economy and banking industry may fluctuate.

    Cons

    While the company strives to become more efficient, they refuse to really make the hard decisions necessary to balance what is and isn't centralized. This causes a form of multiple-personality-disorder where there is a constant battle between corporate and affiliate groups. This makes for a corporate environment with no culture and creates enormous frustration when trying to get things accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    You can either centralize functions or give them to affiliates. You can't do both. There should be a clear set of values about what is and isn't centralized and it should reach far beyond politics. If there is a set of values driving this, I've never seen it and decisions are based more on who knows who and the opinion of the day.


  9. "Senior Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People-centric, small town feel with big city amenities.

    Cons

    A little slow to adapt in a changing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Operations and middle / back office support inconsistencies do not impact market competitive advantage. Stop holding back the standardization of back office teams with roadblocks and ambiguity.


  10. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    People Pay Location Benefits Workload

    Cons

    Benefits Organization Promoting Remote work Cleanliness

    Advice to Management

    Company car


  11. "Great company to work with."

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

    I have been working at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    3 weeks Paid days of vacation upon being with the company over 10-15 years

    Cons

    Lots of work with little or no time for breaks during a course of an 8-10 hour work day.

    Advice to Management

    None



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