Industry Type: Banking
In the last five years, Simmons Bank has catapulted from a bank holding company with approximately $3.5 billion in assets to an over $15-billion-asset company operating in seven states.
As it has grown, Simmons has provided employees with a choice of paid medical options, a 401(k) with a 100-percent vested match, fitness incentives and paid leave time and reimbursements to ease the burdens of military deployment.
Simmons dreams big for its communities, too. Associates engage with elementary schools, fire departments, food banks and advocacy centers, and partner with charitable foundations like Make-A-Wish. In 2017, Simmons associates participated in 1,115 community development activities where they used banking skills to help predominantly low-to-moderate income individuals.
In 2016, Simmons rolled out its five Cultural Cornerstones of integrity, passion, pursuit of growth, high performance and a “better together” mindset that bind together Simmons’ expanding team.
Simmons’ 55 “culture ambassadors” generate energy and excitement through career fairs, community events and special training opportunities in their areas. Simmons further empowers its team through leadership development programs like NextGen, which pairs aspiring professionals with executive mentors.
Ultimate You is a free well-being program with perks like gym membership discounts, $200 for completing a financial literacy program and pet insurance. Top performers are recognized most notably through the Simmons Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) awards program, which rewards winners with an all-expense-paid trip for two to the Caribbean.
These things and more are what makes this “best place to work” feel more like a place to call home.
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