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Zions Bancorporation Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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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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  • "Work life balance is greathe and oppurtunities to rise in the company are many" (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best working environment for any age group

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry standard

    Advice to Management

    Management are very laid back and easy to communicate with


  2. "Great job right out of college"

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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

    Pros

    Great vacation time. I started with 15 days of PTO and 11 paid holidays

    Cons

    Horrible Health insurance. All the options are High deductible plans.

    Advice to Management

    add options for lower deductibles even if it is higher premiums.

  3. "Good, room for emprovment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice managers, nice people, benefits and flexible schedule if needed.

    Cons

    Not really a team environment, everyone is just looking for their own space.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved, stand up for your staff.


  4. "you have forgot who keeps you in business"

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    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -banking hours
    -helping clients can be very rewarding
    -clean professional work environment

    Cons

    -technologically ancient equipment and banking software
          a teller uses 4-6 different programs just to access a clients complete
          information. Making what should be simple transactions take 2-3 times longer
          than necessary, and making customers wait in line 2-3 times longer.
          even the in bank cameras are often lo-rez out dated equipment.
    -very little done to show employees are valued 'you are replaceable'.
    -horrible healthcare

    Advice to Management

    Stop bragging about your earnings and do the smart business model thing, re-invest some of that money into updating your systems and all locations.

    In today fast paced world customers hate waiting longer than necessary, if your competitor has shorter wait times you will loose customers.

    Technology is not just marching ahead its at a dead sprint, give your employees the best/latest equipment and software possible and you will see the results returned in the bottom line.

    Most important, people make a good business. Clients need competitive offerings, but most come back and stay with a bank because they like/trust the people helping them manage their money. The employees work hard for you, give them good medical/dental/vision coverage, happy employees make for employees who make you far more money.


  5. "Okay Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mortgage Underwriter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Mortgage Underwriter in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere , good employees

    Cons

    Micromanaging, bad benefits, your dental plan is a reimbursement plan, which is pointless since dental procedures aren’t cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micromanagement. Managers aren’t even allowed to approve their own teams days off.


  6. "It’s just okay..."

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of ability to move around.
    Will stay busy.
    Encouraged to innovate and create efficiencies

    Cons

    Poor benefits- although they are recently (w/ in the last month) improving.
    Things take a long time to change.
    Unfair compensation.
    “Tier” System is non-existent.
    Opportunities to attend classes are few and far between.
    No systems in place to evenly divide a task load.

    Advice to Management

    Instate a real, fair, consistent tier system. Equip a team with skills to support all roles of said team- for example, to allow a all team members to attend classes and improve skills. See cons.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "An unstable culture, and a Community Bank that has lost its way"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work-life balance, good name recognition in the community.

    Cons

    People come to Zions Bancorporation because it represents stability and connection to the community. Unfortunately, over the last several years it has been woefully unstable, despite what it looks like from the outside. Employees are unhappy, but few dare to say anything about it. There continues to be massive change, organizational realignments, and consequently people are always in fear of losing their jobs. On top of that, the company's roots were based on creating a feeling of family - a home away from home - if you will. However, the most senior bank leadership have sold their souls to the investors and the employees seem inconsequential. This is demonstrated time, after time, after time. Leaders say good things to employees, but their actions demonstrate repeatedly that it is all talk and no substance. An example - Tellers at other local and National Banks had pay increases this year taking them to a starting pay of $15.00/hr. This came from the Millions that these institutions saved from the Tax cuts implemented earlier this year. But Zions by comparison did relatively little. They will be giving a $1,000 bonus to employees making less than 100K/yr in December. And they gave modest increases to tellers and other employees in the lower end of the pay scale. But the starting pay is still not remotely close to the $15.00/hr in other companies. Zions saved millions and millions by the tax cuts, and shared a really small amount of that with employees. Its leadership that makes people want to stay or go from a company. And there is a real lack of good, honest, caring, thoughtful, effective leadership at Zions in virtually every area of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Retire, please. Let someone take over who actually cares about people and not just padding the wallets of investors and themselves. You all ought to be embarrassed.

  8. "Bankcard Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can earn extra money with scorecard and sales

    Cons

    Multiple jobs duties and under paid

    Advice to Management

    Overworking staff and underpaying them


  9. "Portfolio Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time

    Pros

    Community Involvement, good contribution to retirement

    Cons

    Bad management, internal competition, bad benefits, low salary


  10. "Risk Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Risk Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zions Bancorporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had great colleagues and loved the people I got to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is bad and leadership sometimes had unrealistic expectations.


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