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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    2.75
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Arvest Bank

Reviews - What employees say

2.75 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Efficiency staffing plus 1 part of full timer. Provide a floater when more than one person are on leave or if branch is understaffed so existing staff can still take days off or pto that was requested months in advance.

What I like about the company

They are very involved in their communities and do amazing charity work. Pto accrual amoint is nice.

What I dislike about the company

Efficiency staffing- it's not practical for a customer service department. If someone is fired, calls in sick, or is off on pto/maternity leave you are understaffed and customers notice. Branches don't get support since the ''floater pool'' consists of about 5 people to cover 30 branches. They also schedule training on busy days like Friday's, 1st, 3rd, and last days of the month. They tell you when they hire you to expect to work 1 or 2 saturdays a month but you will more likely than not work 3 or 4. Pto accrual is nice but when you can't use it, is pointless.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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  • Company
    Arvest Bank
  • City
    Tulsa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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  • 08.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture use to be good, now it's no different than any other Corporate Bank in America. They have no competitive advantage anymore and I wouldn't recommend working there if you want a career.

Support from management

Leadership is ok. They are supposed to have a small town feel but they've become Corporate America Banking.

Teamwork

Major division between stand-alone and in-store branches. Upper management sugar-coates things and does not back their employees.

Freedom to work independently

Workload is a joke. Some bust their tales while others do absolutely nothing and upper management doesn't hire to assist those in need.

Internal Communication

Communication is ok. As a member of the management staff, the meetings were pointless and boring. Yes numbers were discussed, but no one cares or gave interest in them and Sr. Management constantly cried JD Powers awards, which the company has constantly been on a downward slope.

Gender Equality

Women do have the same opportunities, but being educated gives you no advantage over anyone! I would think a company wants to keep talented, educated employees, but not Arvest.

Attitude towards older colleagues

One of the main reasons I left is because it doesn't matter how long you've worked there or how educated you are; it doesn't merit pay increases or other job opportunities. They'll hire externally to fill a position before allowing a tenured associate the opportunity to advance.

Career Development

You can be trained all day long, but good luck moving up that corporate ladder or trying to move from say, Sales to Loans. A pay cut will come if you are past an entry level position and if you get an interview, good luck getting a call back. Usually they hire outside, yet the promote they hire internal. Career development is a joke.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is absolutely bottom of the totem pole. Worst paying bank in this region. As an Assistant Manager for 4 years and still never made over 34k, that's a slap in the face to a tenured, educated employee. Competitive banks pay the same position about $10k more than Arvest.

Office / Work Environment

I will say most branches were nice. New releases for software were never released on time, some even years later.

Work-Life Balance

The hours completely suck! You can count on one hand how many people would come in after 6 most nights. Complete waste of time sitting there. Most of the time vacations can be taken when you want, unless it's a holiday. So spending time with the family during holidays is almost certainly a no.

Company Image

We will just call it a wolf in sheep's clothing. They look attractive, but when you get inside and find out how the company is, you just want to find something better.

Job Security

There were a few layoffs during my tenure. "Company reorganization" they called it, but laid off entire departments. Other than that, you can take a position and end up staying in that same position for as long as you want.

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes, where they are needed.

Workplace Safety

Mostly.

Challenging Work

Most of the time, it was ok work. Nothing too exciting and certainly not beneficial.

Inclusive / Diverse

If they are diverse, I certainly never saw it or was a part of it.

What I like about the company

The free gift cards?? Nothing, which is why I left!

What I dislike about the company

Pay is absolute crap, management doesn't care about employees, job is a joke.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Arvest Bank
  • City
    Tulsa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
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    2.75
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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