Customer Advocate (Former Employee) – Harrison, AR 72601 – June 10, 2018
Awful place, the management is AWFUL. They play favorites and the branches do not work together at all. Being in a small town you’ve got to be very well together but hey are just drama filled and completely ridiculous. Would not recommend for banking or working.
Business Analyst - Central Operations (Former Employee) – Springdale, AR – April 24, 2018
Working with Bear State Bank has been very joyable. I have had amazing leaders throuhout my career. I have learnded to be better a communicator, better at being oraganized, and just a better person all around.
Customer Advocate (Current Employee) – Mount Ida, AR – March 5, 2018
Not very good pay, does have awesome benefits though! Management in certain branches are questionable. Got to learn and know your regulations no matter what that is a big deal! When you know your customers that come in or through the drive thru all the time make the job very fun.
Customer Advocate (Former Employee) – Conway, AR – December 21, 2017
It was a great place to work! Everyone is so willing to help and the costumers are truly family. the work environment was an easy one, others worked well together and always made sure they did a good job.
Teller (Former Employee) – Arkansas – September 17, 2017
Typical day is filled with deposits, withdrawals, payments, wires, and account openings customers are the best part of the day they love to engage in conversation. Take advantage of shadowing other locations. ABA courses are beneficial and mandatory, of course.
Sometimes slow-paced and easy to navigate banking software
Non-competitive pay, no overtime, and organizational structure isn't the best.
Universal Customer Advocate (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – April 11, 2017
Bear State is all about the bottom dollar. Yearly 2% raises based upon performance, short staffed, and no bonuses. The only good thing is that you have good benefits. They used to pay 100% of healthcare but that changed and now we pay 20%. The only way to move up is for someone to get fired or quit. Upper office jobs are usually only available in Little Rock or Harrison. Not a bad job but definitely not a career.
Customer Advocate (Former Employee) – Mount Ida, AR – February 18, 2016
It is a decent company to work for. There are good days and bad. Some days you sit all day with nothing to do, then other days they decide to teach you everything in the center, and it is stressful. Trying to get a day off is really hard and the pay is awful for the workload they give you,