FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, the second consecutive year it has received the honor.
Arvest ranked 266th out of the 500 businesses – with 5,000 or more full- or part-time employees – nationwide that scored highest in an independent survey.
“Maintaining a culture that appeals to, and supports, our associates leads to having happy, loyal and satisfied customers. It is extremely rewarding to know our associates think so highly of our bank. It’s even more gratifying to see that translate into the way they take care of our customers every day. At Arvest, our commitment to the communities we serve and creating a positive, fulfilling work environment for our associates go hand in hand.”
Kevin Sabin, Arvest president and CEO
More than 30,000 employees from 25 industries were consulted anonymously to compile the Forbes survey’s nationwide results. First, they were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employer to friends and family on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the best possible score. Participants also were prompted to evaluate other employers within their industry that stood out either positively or negatively. Furthermore, employees were asked 35 questions about work-related topics, including working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image.
This is the third year Forbes has compiled its list of America’s Best Employers. Assessments for 2018 were conducted during a four-week period last year.