Teller (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – October 29, 2013
I worked for Arvest during college. I started off working PT then proceeded to FT after college graduation. Working for Arvest built on the strong banking base I already had, and I appreciate them taking their time to train me.
Worker (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – March 17, 2018
Work life balance is terrible. Management expects you to fill in more than they would ever be willing to when being understaffed. Upper management is disconnected from reality and is too demanding. They hire you with the idea of having a pretty "set" schedule, then force you to work outside of that schedule and there's nothing you can do about it without being labeled uncooperative/not a "team player". Management plays MAJOR favoritism and upper management sets that as the example. Pay is LOW and the incentive for tellers is absurd for the requirements placed on referrals. Each associate is having to take on way more than their job description without matching compensation because of a new staffing model supposedly scheduled around peak traffic, but in reality it leaves each associate overwhelmed and underpaid. The pay raises are practically nonexistent even when you have merit to back up a substantial raise request. Arvest has moved from focus on happy associates to only focusing on happy upper management and their paychecks.
Pto accrues quickly, free banking
Pto hard to get approved, pay doesn't meet work level/quality, no paid parental leave, management is terrible