Union Bank N.A.
3.2 of 5 207 reviews
www.unionbank.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.2 207 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka

Masashi Oka

(94 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Produce or look elsewhere

Personal Banker (Current Employee)
Anaheim, CA

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat people to work with and very community. Great clients too.

ConsIncreased goals. No support From upper management. They seems to be pissed when you can reach your goals. Most of them worked in a different time when banking was different. Technology is not there very outdated programs. DOS

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper managements needs to work in an office for a week. They need to see the changes that are happening.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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slow, painful, mismanaged

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people who care about their customers

ConsManagement that does not care

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked in IT

Systems Specialist (Current Employee)
Monterey Park, CA

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than a year

ProsSafe and secure work place

ConsVery backwards in terms of technology. They have many legacy system and are very slow when it comes to change.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMost of the team does really try and put forth an effort to help the client

ConsCompensation is below industry standard
Lack of clear communication and direction
Technology

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up on the purse strings, and fast track technology. If UB wants to be a top 10 bank by 2015, it will need to do more then sell of unprofitable units

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Struggling Information Technology Department

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSupport telecommuting; somewhat flexible work hours

Consstalled career growth; aging technology stack; lack of training opportunities and career growth support; no shared visions across departments; too many time-consuming & unnecessary processes; overloaded workforce; low employee morale

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't waste your career!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time

ProsThe pay is fairly good. The pension plan, before it was changed for new employees last October, was fantastic.

ConsThe most extreme politics I have ever encountered. Nepotism at its finest. Senior management only hires their friends. All positions are hired from outside the company creating no growth potential from within. The morale is abominable. The old Union Bank was great, but it is in the past. Employees can't be trusted and will stab you in the back because of self preservation, protecting their jobs. The bank plans to fire all the employees on the original pension plan as they get more expensive and build seniority. They hire management from top 10 banks with big egos as opposed to qualifications.

Advice to Senior ManagementGroom from within to promote loyal employees. Stop hiring unqualified senior managers who haven't a clue. Their egos should be left at the door. Not all of you can have total control. Instead of working against each other, you need to create a more cohesive group. Each dept needs to work together, not separate.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awful culture, mismanaged

Teller (Current Employee)
Lynnwood, WA

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. part-time for more than a year

ProsHard to find many pros as it comes down to really who you work with. I was unfortunate to work with a bunch of negative folks who made it even more miserable to be at work everyday. Some of the customers you work with however make it worthwhile

ConsLow pay, essentially little to no benefits, not much room for growth in the company. Everyone is so focused on their personal sales goals for their bonus' that they forget to promote and coach to grow their employees

Advice to Senior ManagementOverhaul management, provide better incentives and training

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor ITG management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time

ProsGood severance package and relatively good benefit.

ConsLack of training and opportunities. Annual performance review by your manager was such a joke and very subjective. Your position will be secured if and only if you make your manager looks good in front of his boss and customers. Countless "Catch 22" situations/decisions were made from/by the management through out my career with the bank.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employee objectively.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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its a grind

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 10 years

Prosnone work people to death- most managers all about htemselves. used to be a great place now ruined

Consto many to mention. see above and it will only get worse with merger

Advice to Senior Managementget over yourselves

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Uber-Politics filled with Mangament only looking out for themselves and pension

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Union Bank N.A.

Prosgreat team menbers and friendly work environment

Consno room for growth, no career development, no point to be ambitious, filled with senoir managers just looking to get by while doing minimal work and mazimizing corporate expense policies.

Advice to Senior Managementweed out the free-loaders and recognize who really drives business

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