Amegy Corporation Reviews

Updated 2 August 2014
Updated 2 August 2014
38 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work but many false promises and quirky management.

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    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gain experience. Learning and development courses keep employees up to date.

    Cons

    If manager doesn't go to bat for you during bonus time, you could find yourself without. Annual compensation raises average between 1-3%. Promotions are based on tenure at company and not work output. Very political work environment where other employees will not hesitate to throw you under the bus to move ahead. Managers would prefer you be at your desk for 8+ hours a day doing nothing rather than work output and performance. Younger employees with less experience work harder than more senior level employees. Micro-management is a big negative and upper level management would rather delegate work than do it themselves. Managers promise employees things that never materialize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With older more seasoned employees working longer, its increasingly difficult for younger employees to move up in the company. Not everyone is meant to manage and lead other employees. It seems many managers are where they are because of how long they have been with the company. New employees hired with same job title should not make $20,000 more a year than similar employee with significantly more experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked as an intern under great management. I updated and edited credit reports for management in loan review weekly.

    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture. Perks of working in banking are the numerous holidays that you can get off of work easily.

    Cons

    Work load may seem slightly overwhelming compared to compensation. Sometimes approaching upper management my be intimidating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Personal Banker

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours and work life balance.

    Cons

    Sales tactics and numbers to meet. Pay scale varied to much from branch to branch. I started at 38k a good friend of mine started at 44k with the same position, and similar back ground in the field. Continued to tell me that I could not move up in the company because I had no direct management experience. Would not allow me to attempt or train me. Hired from without the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equality in pay across the board, revamp sales tactics. I asked specificly when I got hired if they hired within and when it came time to it they hired all new ASM from other financial institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Little room for growth

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and respect each other. The company tried not to hire new employees so there is little chance that they will lay off a person if they are no longer needed. They will move an employee somewhere whenever possible. There is plenty of training for retail employees. Management is willing to listen and consider employee feedback. There is a new employee review system that will take effect pretty soon.

    Cons

    If you are one of the many employees that was not a banker/finance major, you have little room for personal growth or advancement. There is little trust between management and employees at the corporate and back office level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beleive in your employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great place to learn the banking world.

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If new to the bank industry, you can learn from Amegy.

    Cons

    Benefits are poor in comparison to other companies of this size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employees and stop working them to death.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Customer Representative II  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Representative II in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great mangers, overtime, fair promotions, great location, family oriented.

    Cons

    pushy towards sales, follow portal system for calls, lots of calls trained in various queues,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should be more diverse, vs only hispanics in the call center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Co workers were nice.

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    Former Employee - Teller  in  Spring, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Spring, TX (US)

    I worked at Amegy Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable job, you can count on your schedule to stay the same. Off all Holidays.

    Cons

    Boring, you have to wear panty hose, it feels like you are in a library.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Personal Banker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker II  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker II in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers; fun place to work

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement; unclear career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More diversity in upper echelons of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    A personable Texas corporation that cares about its employees. Not a lot of room for growth though. Caring management though.

    Cons

    Very, very small raises, regardless of how long you've been with the company. Extremely poor health benefits with high deductibles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for their dedication and length of service by giving them raises, and don't hire new employees on at higher salaries.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Does Not Pay Competitively

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Amegy Corporation

    Pros

    Looks great from the outside in.

    Cons

    Does not pay market salary. Everyone who enters at the same time are pushed along at the same pace. Your advancement is a secret. they do not let you know what you will be able to make. For a company the does not like uncertainty from their customers they do a really bad job of letting people know what their potential is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees market salraies so they can reduce turnover.

    No opinion of CEO

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