Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ President Nobuyuki Hirano
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Pros
  • Decent benefits and work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people, Ok workload, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a place to work if you want work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Everything is OK'd by Head Office (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time

    Pros

    The company allowed me to proved my duties as well as my performance to be met on a timely based.

    Cons

    I was a team player. Got along great with other.

    Advice to Management

    Please give me a change.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Impossible to Get Work Done (Frustrating)

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

    I have been working at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about the company is the people who work there. The staff members are extremely helpful r o one another and try to help each other in a difficult environment. Difficulties breed comradery, and individuals work together to overcome the challenges of getting basic business done. Benefits are the best thing about MUFG, being one of the few institutions offering an actual pension plan in addition to a 401K. Compensation is fair and market-based. Promotions are not so easy to come by from most observations. There is some politicking, and favorites are obviously chosen. Hardest workers are frequently rewarded, but it all depends on which reporting structure you are aligned with. Seems like the California-based reporting structure is favored. All in all MUFG is not a bad company to work for, but ultimately, as anywhere, your work experience depends on who you report to and how good your relationship is with your managers.

    Cons

    The obstacles are not limited to basic tasks, there is a lack of management buy-in to basic requirements and tasks. One would think that a Japanese parent company would instill a sense of efficiency and accomplishment, but instead many challenges seem to be inherent to the complexity of a multicultural environment. Many basic processes taken for granted in other analogous institutions are simple. Another challenge stems from the merger of the three financial institutions brought together under the MUFG umbrella and the challenge is not only cross-border, by bi-coastal. It seems that somehow the California-based Union Bank's senior management seems more in the lead, and most policies are oriented towards that Coast. Medical benefits are only fair, and bonuses apparently have dropped from previous years. Office locations are okay. There is a fancy office planned in NYC, but the Jersey City offices are cramped and overcrowded.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management would do well to listen to their key employees.


  3. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cultural training is great for this bank

    Cons

    Not big to changes overall

    Advice to Management

    The small players matter too


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  5. A Joke

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, for the most part

    Cons

    Management is clueless, and spiteful

    Advice to Management

    keep the good workers, regardless of their age


  6. No Work/Life Balance. Extremely Political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people that work here were nice. Can't say too much about my team.

    Cons

    It's very political. My boss would favor other co-workers and treat the rest like garbage. The worst and most condescending person I have ever met. There is no work/life balance in the PMO and the culture here is very cold. At one occasion almost all the project managers in PMO quit. The process for project management is very stringent. Very different from other banks.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and try your best to make them happy with the assignments you give them. People who are happy tend to stay. Loosen up on the process a bit. This isn't Japan.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Interesting projects. Profitable in spite everything.

    Cons

    Confusing direction at times. Work life balance suffers at times.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not a top tier bank

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, you don't get too stressed out, and American management is pretty nice.

    Cons

    You work for the Japanese. Good luck making any decisions on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Japanese spies in the planning department.


  9. Friendly People

    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The staff at BTMU is unique for a US job because it is at least 50% Japanese, with many of those being ex-pats or recent immigrants. It is helpful to learn at least a little bit about the Japanese culture in order to relate to your coworkers. All the staff are very friendly, and I maintain communication with several of them still today.

    Cons

    Being a bank, policies are very important, and sometimes feel stifling. This isn't a bad thing, but something you may have to adjust to. Cubicles are very low-walled, keeping in line with an office layout more common to Japan.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more independence to your staff to make decisions and own their products and services.


  10. Sox Intern Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good company culture, friendly colleagues, and great experience. As a SOX Audit Intern, you learn audit, internal control, and how to interact with people from different departments.

    Cons

    There aren't really too many cons with regards to the work environment. The only negative aspect that might have been mentioned by other workers was that is was a "revolving door" company. Every week, somebody new joined and somebody else left.

    Advice to Management

    To take the time out to really review the work and help the intern understand conceptually what is going on.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to do nothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Job offers challenges, and is relatively a stable place to work at. There are many people who work until retirement.

    Cons

    Management is highly politicized. Lots of fiefdoms and not much room for advancement. They are adverse to new ideas. Much of their staff is plain and lack any real hope of advancing on their own merit.

    Advice to Management

    Please retire and stop being a tick.



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