Zions Bank Press Release: American Banker Magazine Survey
Zions Bank Named Among "Best Banks To Work For" in American Banker Magazine
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah; September 11, 2015 — In the September issue of American Banker magazine, Zions Bank was honored among the nation’s Best Banks to Work for in 2015. Zions Bank ranked No. 3 in the category of large banks with more than $19 billion in assets and No. 46 overall.
The honor marks the third consecutive year Zions Bank has been recognized, the only bank from Utah to make the list. In addition, a photo of Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson was featured on the magazine’s cover to represent the bank’s commitment to happiness in the workplace.
Zions Bank was named on the list based off employee surveys and a consideration of factors such as competitive pay and benefits, policies and wellness programs. It was featured for the camaraderie fostered in the workplace through community service such as the Paint-a-Thon and the bank’s focus on employee well-being through the zFit wellness program.
“Productivity rises in the workplace when the well-being of employees is supported by their employer,” said Anderson in the article. “The four key areas we focus on through our zFit program include physical, mental, spiritual and financial well-being. We’ve seen improved morale in the workplace, which created a better service to our customers and produced results for the bank.”
For Zions Bank, the honor signifies the long-standing commitment from its 2,358 employees. The average length of employment for a Zions Bank employee is 8.4 years. This exceeds the national average of the general workforce at an average of 4.6 years and of the banking industry at five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This year, 165 employees have worked at the bank for more than 30 years, and out of that group, 23 of them have worked at Zions Bank for more than 40 years. The longest-tenured employees have worked at the bank for 44 years. According to Anderson, the secret to happiness in the workplace and job longevity of the bank’s employees is a combination of things.
“It’s no surprise that we have a large group of employees who are dedicated to Zions Bank,” said Anderson. “We’ve found that the employees who stay with us the longest are those who are given room for growth and advancement, provided with opportunities to make a difference in the community and share the same values as our company.”
About Zions Bank
Zions Bank, a division of ZB, N.A., operates 124 full-service financial centers throughout Utah and Idaho. In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank is also a leader in small business lending and has consistently ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 22 years and Idaho’s Boise District for the past 14 years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for more than 140 years. Additional information is available at www.zionsbank.com.