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Good workplace but old really fast
ACCOUNT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  ArkansasApril 21, 2017
The back office for Arvest Bank has a solid work environment and work place, but can get really tedious really fast. Not only that, but you have to stay chained to the cubical but management will get upset if you get up for too long or away from the cubical to do customer work. Very strict on the numbers when it comes to selling different accounts and compliance with when you should take your breaks and lunch. Good pay and great benefits. Found management to say one thing though and do another which isn't ever a good sign but when you closed an account, they would recognize you.
Pros
Occasional food day
Cons
Short Breaks, chained to cubical
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aweful
Teller (Former Employee) –  hot springsApril 7, 2017
this bank doesn't care about it's employees or customers only about making money. I would not recommend this to anyone. do yourself a a favor and go to regions.
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Don't work for this bank location!!
Vice President, Arvest Bank (Former Employee) –  Siloam Springs, ARApril 6, 2017
This bank group has become too big to be concerned about a little thing like customer service and/or employee appreciation. They want to be the big dog on the porch and be bragged on and noticed for what used to be considered routine service. Customer service at this bank has been long-gone for over 10 years. Egos, bad attitudes and climbing the corporate ladder by playing the office politics and political maneuvering game define this group of Arvest Banks. Take my word for it....you don't want to work for these people. They won't care about you at all.
Pros
PTO days
Cons
Loan managers, downsizing employees, advancement and salary.
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Contact Center Representative (Current Employee) –  Norman, OKApril 2, 2017
Arvest is a fantastic place to work. There are always options for upward mobility and they will work with scheduling. There are rigorous stats to maintain, but the rewards are worth it.
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Great Co-workers
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKApril 2, 2017
Everyone there got along very well. You get a week of training which is very detailed and helpful. All co-workers willing to lend a hand whenever you needed it.
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Productive
Teller (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKMarch 30, 2017
A place to handle financial responsibilities. Friendly atmosphere. Banking is secure and promotions if performances are of quality. A place grow and promote self in the accounting field.
Pros
Compensation if you sale and market
Cons
Advertising too much for more money
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Very positive work environment
Assistant Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmond, OKMarch 10, 2017
I enjoyed working at Arvest. I loved everyone that I worked with and it was very easy to move up within the company. I went from a part time teller to an assistant branch manager within a year of working there. The customers are great and the company really focuses on customer service.
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Great place to work with great benefits.
Bank Clerk (Current Employee) –  ArkansasMarch 9, 2017
Arvest Bank is a great place to work! There are so many opportunities and you can learn about the many different areas of banking. Bank atmosphere is very customer oriented.
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The Best Employer in the Area
Financial Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Joplin, MOMarch 7, 2017
I have worked for Arvest Bank for the past year and a half, and I never want to leave.

From learning important technical skills required to be successful in the banking industry, to training centered around self awareness and personal development, you can really tell that Arvest values their employees and wants them to succeed.

Everything about Arvest screams a culture of family, team work, and mutual respect. Only the best of the best get hired here, and the bad weeds are weeded out quickly. There is virtually no drama, and if you don't have the personality, you won't cut it.

The hardest part of the job, for me, is leaving. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with customers, building relationships with coworkers, and being given the chance to excel.

The benefits are amazing. Management is down to earth and friendly, and truly believes in the open door policy. Most people are hired at entry level, and then promoted from within. All training and skills necessary to be successful are provided free of charge to the employee.

I highly recommend this employer to anyone looking for a career or background in the finance and banking industry.
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Great Place to work IF your Branch Manager likes you
Teller (Former Employee) –  Centerton, ARMarch 2, 2017
If a manager doesn't fully like you, or likes you too much, you cannot go anywhere within the company. Without their approval- you're stuck.
However, the work environment and culture of the company is fantastic! They train you heavily, and give you every opportunity to learn more and grow as a team, and individually.
Arvest pays you WAY less than most banks pay their tellers.
Pros
Pto, Culture, Learning Potential
Cons
Salary, Management.
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Good company with helpful managers
Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Tulsa, OKFebruary 18, 2017
Arvest is a good company with helpful managers but they struggle to reward/compensate their best and brightest. This causes those individuals to leave.
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5 Star Power!
Bank Teller/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Bella Vista, ARFebruary 6, 2017
This company is the best when it comes to professional and organized business not only for the customer but for the employees. This company has won the J.D. Power and Associate award year after year and there is no surprise why.
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customer focused
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJanuary 30, 2017
Enjoyed working with associates. Very friendly. Very customer focused. They provide lots of training. They are very involved in community and offer volunteer opportunities.
Pros
People
Cons
Pay
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Fun and learning
TELLER (Former Employee) –  Rogers, ARJanuary 25, 2017
Good Place to learn about the banking system. I would recommend as a starting place for banking and finance majors. It gives the ability to learn about the operations of a bank branch.
Pros
Generous PTO
Cons
None
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The culture is different in every department.
Mortgage Department (Former Employee) –  KC MetroJanuary 24, 2017
The mortgage department and manager are very cliquish and favoritism is overwhelming. It's very obvious in a very short time who management wants as their successful loan officers and loan officer assistants, by where and who they are assigned and leads given. The normal course of work ethics to get loans closed on time is, "it doesn't matter/they don't care," but they will not miss their smoke breaks, no matter what. The operations manager is lazy and does not respond to loan officers when their supervisors are not available. The front of the bank employees are very nice, but other departments, especially the mortgage department, are a different story and their own animal.
Pros
Good benefits.
Cons
Upper management is very snobbish and cliquish/favorites.
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Great work experience depending on branch
Bank Teller (Current Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJanuary 22, 2017
From what I understand, your enjoyment is depending on your branch manager and what it is like at your specific branch. I got lucky, and I love the people I work with, but others I work with came from other branches that they did not like who they worked with. It all depends on who your manager is and what your coworkers are like.
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Love it
Assistant Branch Manager (Current Employee) –  Joplin, MOJanuary 17, 2017
Great company to work for. The culture of this company puts associates first. I love Arvest because of the customers and associates who make it enjoyable. Career pathing is very important to this company.
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everything was great but management
Senior Teller (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJanuary 16, 2017
• Audit the teller vault, coin machine, cash dispensers, and ATM weekly.
• Verify that all opening/closing procedures are done properly.
• Maintain the vault and associated security procedures.
• Maintain reports to determine cash needs and monitor branch limits.
• Accurately process customer transactions in a timely manner.
• Supervise and motivate ten-member teller staff, trained new tellers.
• Manage the branch when there is no manager or supervisor on site.
• Perform quarterly audits on gift cards, money orders and cashier’s checks.
• Process and balance daily transactions through branch capture.
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Very slow and mind numbing
Bank Teller/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Rogers, ARJanuary 14, 2017
Responsibilities were to help banking customers with transactions, withdraws and deposits.

The job was not very fulfilling and offered me little to no interest.
Pros
Steady hours and worked with my class schedule
Cons
very slow pace
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A fun place to work everyday with free popcorn and coffee.
Senior Teller (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJanuary 8, 2017
Extraordinary company to work for. You will have job security and advancement opportunities. Must be willing to travel for some of those opportunities. Your co-workers are very friendly and are willing to assist with a team player attitude. The management team is also awesome to have. There is always training opportunities to improve on in your current role, as well as knowledge training of new positions. In some areas of the banking industry, you will experience un-friendly attitudes/behaviors of customers, (thats the hardest part). The most enjoyable part is when a customer has left the bank with the biggest smile on their faces, feeling very satisfied.
Juggling work life and personal life is very important and is not frowned upon when you can;t be there.

Conclusion: This is the best company to work for.
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