Reconciliation Accountant (Current Employee), Lowell, AR – October 8, 2013
Arvest is a great place to work. While I have not worked in a department that lets you work chedules other than 8 to 5, the rule in my division is you can clock in up to 8:10 without an issue. You can take short or long lunches, or have appointments, and the supervisors are really flexible, as long as you work with them and get your 40 hours in. There – more... are lots of Arvest locations, so you can likely find a job in the spot that is the most convenient for you. The chain of command tries to make it fun and add conveniences for the regular workers, there are lots of activities like fun meetings, picnics, blood drives, etc. The PTO policy is good; it adds up quickly and you don't have a "use by" date. You can accrue as much as you like and pretty much use it whenever you want. As a mother of two little ones, I have never had an issue leaving early to get a child or if I have to run something to school or want to volunteer. They are quick to help you in your career, there are lots of opportunities to move around if you don't like the position you're in. One thing I don't like is the pay scale, I feel it is industry low. Then over the last few years, they have revamped it several times and the scale keeps getting lower. Also I feel that it is hard to move to a higher paying position, as the managers tend to stick around. That's good for the people, not a lot of managerial turnover, however it's bad if you're wanting to move into a higher position. Another thing I don't care for is there seems to be something of a buddy system. If a manager has a position open, sometimes they give it to "who they know" rather than maybe who is actually the best person for the job. So they have the job posting open and waste everyone's time by interviewing everyone that is qualified for it, when they know going in, who they are going to hire. – less
Bank Teller (Former Employee), muskogee ok – December 8, 2014
This is the perfect job for some people. If you like the opportunity to work your way up the ladder or you just need a part time job then this is the job for you. You will meet hundreds of people and most of them you will start seeing on a regular basis.
Very fun company to work for with outstanding values and community involvement.
Teller Supervisor (Former Employee), Fort Smith, AR – November 29, 2014
Arvest Bank is by far the best place I have ever worked. A typical day at work would include customer transactions, large deposits, coaching employees, management duties, and other duties as they arise. I learned a lot about the proper way to treat customers as well as the employees. I was taught the value of building relationships as well as the importance – more... of being excellent in operations. My management and co-workers were all excellent people! I've never been more supported or invested in. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with upset customers and striving to keep employees on the right track. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to do life with the people you worked with as well as serving the public. – less
overall seems to be a good company but lack of good management at this particular branch
Teller (Former Employee), Rogers, AR – October 7, 2014
I enjoyed working for Arvest. I was a Teller. I assisted customers with financial needs. I really enjoy interacting with the public. The management at the particular branch that I worked at was very poor. There was hardly any training and no coaching by the two branch managers. This was the hardest part of my job, lack of guidance, training and poor – more... communication by the two branch managers. As well they seemed to be MIA all the time. It was always a task to find them when we needed their assistance. – less
Teller (Current Employee), Duncan, OK – August 31, 2014
Arvest bank is a great company to work for, tellers process customers transactions, greet them when they come in the door, handle money, and have great customer service. Also you have to sell account products and meet your set goal each month.
Senior Teller/Teller Supervisor (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – July 17, 2014
At this job, I obtained general banking experience and supervisory skills, in addition to general administrative support. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the customers and seeing what I could do to help secure their financial future.
Contact Service Representative (Former Employee), Tulsa, OK – June 10, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: management, back biting
I enjoyed working for the Arvest team in Tulsa until new management came in. When I started the manager was a great guy and the team worked well together however he was forced out and they brought in a branch manager (hence the reason I left) to fill his place. She did not know anything about working in a contact center and had to learn from the representatives – more... and her supervisor crew. When she first arrived she held one on one meetings with us to "find out more about us and to see if there were any issues that needed to be addressed" however, we found out all too soon that that was not the real meaning behind the meetings. There is one supervisor that is, with lack of better words down right mean and moody so we told the new manager about her and how she treated everyone on the floor. When the new manager was there the second week she began to take the information that we offered and use it against us even going as far as to make some of us feel inferior no matter how well we did our jobs. The company proclaims to be "one big family" and that once you are an employee of Arvest you are family. This is not true unless you are one of their pets and never buck up against their ways even if their way is condescending or even immoral. I would like to say that it stopped there but it did not, HR is no better then the managers so going to them in "confidence" was a joke in its self. The co-workers ( the ones that toughed it out) were great and really stood behind one another and I would not trade the friendships that I made during the two years that I was there for anything. The regional managers are out of touch so going to them with anything was also a joke. Would not recommend working for this company to anyone unless they enjoy back biting and being belittled. – less
Teller (Current Employee), Hot Springs, AR – June 1, 2014
A typical day at work is alright. Stressful, yet not too bad really. Arvest is a great company for our customers, checking their balance, making withdrawals, and deposits, loan and mortgage customers, etc. I have learned an awful lot from this career path. Kathy Hall and Lacey Klemm have taught me the most out of the management staff at Arvest on Ouachita – more... Ave in Hot Springs. Hardest part of the job is when a customer has real life problems that tie them to a reason for coming to the bank. I hate getting and giving bad news. The most enjoyable part of my job is my training classes. – less