City National Bank

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City National Bank Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
47 Reviews
3.3
47 Reviews
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City National Bank President and CEO; Chairman and CEO, City National Bank Russell D. Goldsmith
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  1.  

    Moving on up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit and work life balance. Colleagues are very nice.

    Cons

    Not many great courses available for personal and professional growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not so nice people, compensation was horrible and communication between employees was disastrous.

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Irvine, CA

    I worked at City National Bank

    Pros

    The opportunity to meet some of the best clients out there.

    Cons

    Compensation was horrible, and the yearly raises are not enough to make a dent in your bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ALL employees equal at all times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Focused financial institution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well run bank; disciplined adherence to business model. CNB knows the kind of client it wants (HNW, professional services, entertainment) and just importantly, has a long list of client-types they avoid. Smart RMs will target their efforts accordingly.

    Cons

    Human capital is traded out for commitment to quarterly earnings. If the current organization is not producing to target, the company does not hesitate to "re-organize" - - which results in job shifts and job losses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand view beyond LA Westside

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Feels like family

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

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time

    Pros

    - Big focus on delighting clients
    - Everyone wants to help out
    - Good work/life balance for the vast majority of people
    - People love working here - lots of employees with 20+ years tenure

    Cons

    - This is a small bank that needs to act like its real size
    - Tools and technology are outdated
    - Some people are too complacent in their jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits, Poor Management, No room for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City National Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People at the lower levels are great, hardworking and pleasurable to work with. If you are lucky to be in a team with a good manager (very few), you will love it. Can switch departments but it will take a long time and typically only a lateral move. 8- 5 schedule, observe all holidays.

    Cons

    No recognition for quality employees. Managers with poor management skills and high sense of entitlement. Some departments have unqualified individuals simply because of who they know or are related to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training and encourage employees to take advantage of it. Improve performance reviews to actually review and provide constructive feedback. Establish a rotational program or have something that allows for career development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sink of swim

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    Current Employee - Loan Administrator in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Loan Administrator in Century City, CA

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for and there is a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Management in varies departments have a big influence over your career and can lead to a very challenging environment. You will either sink or swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider getting to know the people who work for you and practice a TRUE open door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Support in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat high paystub
    Not much to do
    Down town

    Cons

    Beware IT managers are disgruntled, not educated well, use of some technology maintenance is limited to getting free advise when they do interviews with candidates hoping to help them to get a job, for example share point job been advertised for more than year !
    no parking and they expect you to park in 5 miles and take a bus !
    No training compensation
    Forget being sent to seminars
    Horrible clothing regulations , double standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your internal managers linked in! They are advertising their own company first ,seems you don't pay them enough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place for long term employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at City National Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is very low turnover in most departments. Your co-workers can become a second family. There is excellent work/life balance. People often stay in their positions for their entire career and on the whole are very loyal to the bank.

    Cons

    People who perform exceedingly well find it difficult to advance to another position. There is surprisingly bad behavior tolerated by some senior managers. The bank is still run as if it were a small community bank. As most managers have been there for ten to twenty years, they do not seem to know how to take the bank to the next level.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the Best companies to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at City National Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and associates, Nurturing environment, Great employee benefits, Very methodical and efficient hiring process, Very employee-friendly company and great office culture, Good internal communication systems, Very successful, well-oiled grounded bank!

    Cons

    Downtown Los Angeles location does not subsidize parking under the building!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kudos and Thank You! Great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work with low turnover

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

    I have been working at City National Bank

    Pros

    Professional environment with experienced colleagues. Low turnover in most departments. Good benefits with profit sharing in 401k. Good work life balance. Focus on client service.

    Cons

    Not a lot of space for career advancement. If you get hired into a department, then limited ability to move unless you have an advocate in another department. Discuss developing colleagues, but focus is to hire outside to fill positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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