Mission: Our mission is to be the best banking organization in each of the markets we serve as determined by our customers, shareholders, employees and regulators.
I have been working at Bank of the Ozarks full-time (More than 3 years)
Managers and Staff are given a high degree of autonomy to sink or swim with their programs.
Resources are being deployed, and new Programs are being built across the Bank to improve in areas that need it.
Great work life balance.
A focus on performance rather than talk - so the dead weight doesn't stay too long.
Not a lot of feed back in the form of detailed Performance Reviews, mostly informal - so you don't know exactly how secure your job is.
Short Term Incentives (Cash Bonus) are not given for the work already done.
Long Term Incentives (Stock Options) for the work already done have a 3 Year vesting period.
Certain people are in roles that they aren't really qualified or suited for.
Advice to Management
Align your compensation plans with peer institutions.
Steer clear of creating too much internal red tape.
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bank of the Ozarks.
First round was phone interview, very straightforward.
Second round was at the office in Dallas with about 8 of their asset managers. They're really looking to see if you fit the culture at their office, which is hard-working, organzied, and able to work in a structured system.