Union Bank N.A.

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Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
82 Reviews
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Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Union Bank is a good place to work for where they value work-life balance and employee goals (in 25 reviews)

  • Very good benefits with exception of their health insurance, which it is extremely expensive (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • As new senior management was brought into the ITG department, the morale has hit rock bottom (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management will use their level to intimidate (by using mind games) the folks below them (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    big company with small company feel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wealth Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Wealth Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    everyone minds their own business and is friendly. big company as it merged with MUFG , but still has the small company culture feel . HR really values employees

    Cons

    older culture so it can be a quiet and reserved environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging, great work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Management is very focused and driven. Encourage employee to share ideas to innovate, improve processes and become efficient.

    Cons

    Limited growth and training opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Always proud to say I worked at Union Bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey Park, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    Many people work here for 20+ years. Employees are very loyal. Compensation equal to other banks. Bank is growing world wide.

    Cons

    Many people work here for 20+ years. Sometimes it's hard to get ahead when nobody ever leaves the dept. You have to be open to, and look for opportunities outside your immediate area. Some people,especially in management, have been doing things their own way for years and are resistant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Bank is in flux and people are worried about job security. Be honest and help people find jobs within the Bank, if they are willing to move. The Brand is not there yet. Even on this website a search for MUFG/Union Bank, N.A. auto-corrects to Union Bank, N.A.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong conservative bank

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Most employees have a balanced home / work life. Except IT. They work long ridiculous hours. But at least they get paid well.

    Cons

    Bank is very conservative and beauracratic. Don't expect innovation. IT bogs down the entire bank.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good job while you're in school

    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Placentia, CA
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Placentia, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are in school, they really work with your schedule so it works out.They have many oppurtunities to move up in the company but you must be willing hard to get there.

    Cons

    They don't take sales lightly. If you can't reach your sales on a weekly basis you are constantly being coached.

  7.  

    Overall Very Nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller

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

    Pros

    It's pretty easy to advance within the company. It's very "family like" in its branches. You get quite a bit of freedom. This bank has many good products which makes them easy to sell. If you want to move up, and they see potential in you, they will help quite a bit. Good pay compared to other banks. Although the bank is small, it seems it has a lot of potential to become nationwide, meaning it's a good company to grow with.

    Cons

    Although it's easy to move up, it takes a WHILE. All tellers start at 20 hours, and more hours are somewhat difficult to pick up. After a year of being a teller, one may move to another position after training. Training is lacking, for the most part you are thrown directly into action as opposed to extensive training, which probably isn't the best when you deal with others' money. It's a small bank, only located in three states, so many customers are returning clients, making it slightly difficult for referring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice to management would definitely be to invest harder in training for EVERY title. The only thing I noticed standing Union Bank out from other banks is the lack of extensive training for bankers and tellers alike. It's fine to learn from mistakes, but probably not when dealing with ones finances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Overall, A nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    work life balance is nice here, there is always a push for sales, but it is balanced with customer service. communication with upper management is easy. Nice base salary, giving is huge in the company and so is community service. Health insurance for the employee start from day 1 and are paid by the company 100%, the family is added after 30 days I believe, and they pay for life insurance to match your salary at no cost to the employee. Executive management is consistently asking for feedback from the teams.

    Cons

    Very few cons, this is a nice company to work for. The majority of the marketing is done for California and if you work in the PNW it is almost like an after thought. Bonus is there, but you have to get loans booked to make money & loans are hard to get approved. lack of locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I only gave a negative outlook because of the branch closures happening now. Once it gets closer to new offices opening, the outlook could be very good. I do not look back on my time at UB with any regret. Keep up the good things & continue getting feedback from your teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Very favorable to the extent that I feel I may have made a mistake in switching jobs.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Security - Union has been careful about its acquisitions and entries into new markets. They are a stable, long term employer.
    Competitiveness within the marketplace - Union is able to price their products to be competitive as well as conservative to attract the best customers

    Cons

    Like many large organizations, Union Bank is highly structured. Decisions are hard to come by some of the time. It would be more efficient to delegate more authority to line units.

    While the ownership is substantial it sometimes feels disconnected. I have worked for another foreign owned institution and noticed the same element.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in tune with market salaries. There is a benefit to the stability of employment but the bank has lost a lot of young talent because of salaries. Better communication between executive management and management as well as management and staff. Again, this problem is typical especially in large financial institutions, but any progress will pay off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exp was good.

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. as a contractor

    Pros

    flexible in work location, good work culture

    Cons

    Short term planning and no clear understanding on long term budget management

  11.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Teller in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management was nice and when you put in time you get to set your own schedule. Picked up shifts from other people.

    Cons

    Sometimes they asked too much of us. Can only do so much in 4 hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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