Union Bank N.A.

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Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
257 Reviews
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257 Reviews
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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 24 reviews)

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


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

  • As new senior management was brought into the ITG department, the morale has hit rock bottom (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Good college job to survive without being pressured to become a full time banker.

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

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay with little to no experience, relatively easy job sitting indoors with Air Conditioning, free coffee, very nice and old school environment.

    Cons

    Micro-management since there are so many different levels above being a teller.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Relationship Banker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, friendly co-workers, loyal-based clients and plenty of recognition if you surpass sales goals. Sales goals are attainable, but you need to work hard, it isn't an easy job.

    Cons

    Poor career path development, technology is old and there are so many systems that you forget which you need to use, incentive plan changes more than once per year, bankers are pulled into so many directions and are expected to know about many different products in detail. Business partners are not very good and they encourage hiring externals rather than promoting within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a clear career path for commercial lending, home mortgage and invests. Create a training platform to promote people from within,
    Update out technology, it takes away time from sales people and we could be more productive
    Increase sales bonuses even if that means lower base salary, this only encourage lazy bankers to keep just doing the minimal and get paid well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for with opportunity for career growth

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you looking for career growth and lots of change. Depending on your position and manager, you may have flexible work options including telecommuting. The bank has a strong leadership team and they communicate regularly to all employees on company-wide conference calls. There is 401(k) matching, educational reimbursements, participation in WageWorks, and the cost of the medical benefits feels to be on par with other banks. There is a good internal career site that is updated frequently and a published list of bankwide guidelines that help create a common basis for performance reviews.

    Cons

    Although there is currently many career growth opportunities within the company, company policy limits how much your salary can increase per pay grade preventing internal candidates to fully realize the market rates for their skill sets. This creates frictional unemployment and causes an outflow of talented people. Also, 401(k) matching could greater to be on par with other financial institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think we would like more opportunities to meet and hear career stories from upper management, even if its in a large group setting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good bank to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    nice benefits, good environement, good location

    Cons

    lack of proper leader ship and vision..

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing more rewarding than a bank who invests into their own people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Service Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Branch Service Specialist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The bank tries hard to invest into their own people by providing professional training, seminars, and mentors. Unlike other top retail banks, Union Bank gives opportunities to their own qualified employee's first before anyone else. Things like community involvement, philanthropy, and volunteering is required for every employee who works of the bank. In addition, the networking atmosphere and the company's intranet is what differentiates this bank amongst the other competitors.

    Cons

    One drawback about Union Bank is that it doesn't formally train their employee's for any sort of certifications. Six Sigma, Financial series, and NMLS certified are the only licenses/certifications I can think that the bank offers/reimburses. Things like getting you Project Management License, technical computer licenses, or any formal training is not offered off the top of my head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training avenues for the employee's and allow a better internship program for rising college students working in the bank.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start as graduate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    opportunities to learn, friendly environment

    Cons

    Limited room for promotion and advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    God salary and benefits - very hierarchal culture

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Fast paced working environment. There is a strong commitment to Social Responsibility. Leaders support environmental responsibility. Acknowledged for diversity.

    Cons

    Business divisions operate in individual silos and territorial. Employees are not empowered to make decisions. Organization is very hierarchal. Old technology impairs efficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the technological infrastructure. Empower employees more. Improve communication across the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A growing bank on the West Coast.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Hesperia, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Hesperia, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good. Training was excellent and constant. There's ample opportunity to move up if you have the ambition. Lot's of money to be made in this industry.

    Cons

    The job was boring! There's a big emphasis on sales, but that's how banking goes. I personally quickly became jaded with my job because it was very redundant. This killed my ambition and I just didn't care to try to move up through the industry. There's lots of money to be made in banking, but it's just not the industry that I want to make a career in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your facilities! Walking through the door of the branch where I worked was like walking through a time machine. Clean, modern buildings give the impression that a bank is stable and pays a lot of attention to detail. Run-down buildings give the impression you don't give a poop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Branch Service Officer

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

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Constantly to trying to keep the technology updated which is great, great opportunities.

    Cons

    Heavy workload in some departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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