National City

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90 Reviews
3.3
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National City Chairman, President, and CEO Peter E. Raskind
Peter E. Raskind
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great People and good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • The hours are good and they offer good benefits package (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • PNC took over and destoryed the department I worked in now we a no more then customer service reps (in 5 reviews)

  • Currently going through a merger with PNC and a lot is unknown (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Entry level experience for commercial banking industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    The benefits are better than the those provided at bank they bought MidAmerica Bank.

    Cons

    National city it not headquartered in Illinois so no corporate jobs available other than relocation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to working students because they are working and attending school to achieve more in life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of hard work,little recognition for a job well done.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at National City

    Pros

    Benefits package and vacation days.

    Cons

    Insufficient training. Advancement if you're drinking buddies with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's important to listen to your employees, provide better training; don't just promote your drinking buddies to management positions, and need more positive feedback to emplyees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    National City

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    Large corp with lots of job postings with preference always given to internal candidates. Benefits are above average for corporations.

    Cons

    Politics get in the way of sound management. Management deadlines result in poor performance, employees held accountable, management is not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to plan. "Doing" without planning results in "re-doing". Spend less time blaming someone, spend more time preventing issues.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a good place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    There are still good people left after PNC took over.
    You get the impression they are trying to do a good job.
    Surrounded by a LOT of very smart people.

    Cons

    People are dropping like flies, every day more and more positions are being eliminated (I'm out of here in a few months myself).
    It seems that for some positions they are hiring way over-qualified people because the market is so full of unemployed people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your job postings on the PNC side so it is clear when job location can be flexible.
    Revamp your job descriptions to be a true representation of the job responsibilities, at times they are not accurate.
    Communicate, communicate, communicate. I know you are trying but there are a lot of confused employees and customers about the transition to PNC.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be a fine company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    Especially in I.S., many opportunities for a good salary without having to become a manager; however, there is very much a sense of being constrained by the way things have "always been done."

    Cons

    The biggest con is obvious to anyone who knows anything about the company -- you are nearly guaranteed to work in a department hit by layoffs in the next 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's been nearly 9 months since the acquisition was announced -- stop planning and talking about the need for communication and start actually communicating.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent place to work if your job is secure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    Good benefits, hours, and atmosphere. Most of your coworkers are good people. The time off, benefits, 401k, etc. were all pretty good. Mostly better than average. We had a good area for breaks, lunch, etc. There were some fun things planned to keep morale up like free cookouts, etc.

    Cons

    Unstable mortgage and lending market, risk of layoff. Although there were a lot of jobs open that you could transfer into, they always seemed to go to someone who was already in that department. It seemed like it was more important who you knew, or how long you'd been there. Not necessarily how good your work perform was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep employment more stable.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    its...ok I guess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Financial Consultant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Licensed Financial Consultant in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    If you are looking for a salaried position with some (but not great) commision. In the interview process they will try to start you in the low $30s but it is negotiable. Just show them you are a great sales person. First you will interview with HR, then Regional FA, then branch manager.

    Cons

    it is a duel role (licensed financial consultant) so you will be half customer service (regarding bank accounts) and half financial advisor. Way too many meetings and way too little options regarding investments. You are lucky if you make $60k a year with commisions. They tell you you can double your salary but when you look around at who is doing that its way to few who are. Its all about the market you are in (the branch you will be working with) thats why I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Broaden your investment options and specialize the role instead of having the LFC do everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Okay place to work depending on your location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    Current 401k match 1.15:1, may be changing after PNC merger complete
    Working with the public and establishing relationships with a reputable company
    Great Product set

    Cons

    Currently going through a merger with PNC and a lot is unknown
    Pressure from management to prioritize their needs while completing regular duties
    Lending Guidlines are very strict
    High Turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with lower level employees, they are the heart of your organization.

    Recommends
  10.  

    n/a

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Consumer Banking Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Branch Consumer Banking Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    The corporation has a lot of great products for customers.

    Cons

    The bank is in the process of being acquired by PNC. I was an employee that was a part of the merger of MidAmerica Bank into National City in Feb. 2008. Now, we are going through another merger and acquisition, where the close of the sale (to PNC) will be complete by Dec. 31, 2008.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you do extensive checks on Branch Management. While things are always "peachy" when executive management visits the branch, the moral of the branch is not always what it appears to be.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at National City

    Pros

    The bank had great potential before being sold, with a great retail presence throughout the midwest and a great future. New leadership had been added to the bank recently but never had the chance to add more to the bottom line. Teh people at NCC are wonderful and very talented.

    Cons

    The bank is being sold, so a lot of uncertainty now. If all goes well with the merger then the new bank will be one of the top 5 banks in the coutry with lots of opportunities. It you join NCC now you'll have to deal with very well with uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make staffing decisions quickly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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