At BOK Financial, we’re known for hiring the best and the brightest in the industry. We continue to develop and retain our talented employees, allowing them to do what they do best every day. When you join BOK Financial, you’ll be making a difference for your future—and ours. Here’s what our employees have to say about our culture and what makes us different. jobs.bokf.com #LookatBOKF
All of our employees do their best to help our clients achieve more together. That applies to our bankers and advisors as well as our support services, including risk management, information technology, human resources, as well as sales and other roles within the bank.
You will find hard-working people with varied backgrounds who strive to find the right solutions for our clients’ unique financial needs. Our bankers work hand-in-hand with clients to help them make sound financial decisions. And they are backed up by dedicated employees who ensure system security and accessibility.
Inclusion is essential to our mission as a bank and a core competency at BOK Financial. We strive to promote an environment that is inclusive of the diverse values, opinions, experience, culture and needs of our employees, clients and communities.
By emphasizing the importance of this vision, we reinforce an understanding that inclusive practices lead to higher levels of employee engagement, performance, productivity and positive business results.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion practices allows us to achieve our business goals:
• Operate a best-in-class financial institution
• Reinforce our reputation as an employer of choice in our industry and our communities
• Attract and retain top talent that thrives in our inclusive culture
• Provide resources and opportunities that engage and develop our employees
• Integrate supplier diversity to support economic development and job creation in the markets we support
• Support the communities we serve through employee volunteerism and commitment
Many people think of their community simply as the place where they live, work and play. We believe our community is our livelihood and serving is more than a commitment; it's the embodiment of our corporate purpose statement — achieving more together.
Our sustained involvement and long-term investments in our communities are important elements of our culture and an integral part of the way we do business. We believe that helping the community also helps BOK Financial stakeholders — employees, shareholders and clients.
We are also committed to responsible corporate citizenship by encouraging our employees to give back to their communities through volunteering their time and talents. We offer several company-sponsored initiatives where our employees can be involved in support of the four areas we focus our giving. Those four pillars include: United Way, economic development, education and basic needs (hunger, housing, basic health care and safety).
BOK Financial traces its roots back more than a century to when Harry Sinclair and other noted Oklahoma oilmen founded Exchange National Bank of Tulsa during the early-century oil boom. They were looking for strong and stable funding for their endeavors in the newly discovered Tulsa oil fields. Widely known at the time as “The Oil Bank of America,” Exchange National Bank of Tulsa partnered with local oilmen over the years and became responsible for much of the financing for oil development in the region. Over the years, we have grown to be much more.
At BOK Financial, we’re proud to trace our roots to a small energy bank founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, more than 100 years ago during an oil boom. Today, as a financial services provider with more than $30 billion in assets, BOK Financial has successfully diversified into a variety of industries, businesses and geographies throughout the U.S. We have banking operations in 11 states, with services throughout the nation, and a full-service brokerage firm, BOK Financial Securities, which has become one of the largest municipal bond underwriters in the country. Our wealth management division also continues to grow, offering a full suite of services to individuals and institutions nationwide.
Our focus each day is on meeting the needs of our clients by bringing the right people, services or solutions to the table. We continue to offer the personal touch of the neighborhood bank, with the breadth of experience, resources and products you would expect from a regional powerhouse. – less