City National Bank Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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City National Bank President and CEO; Chairman and CEO, City National Bank Russell D. Goldsmith
Russell D. Goldsmith
25 Ratings

Pros
  • There is excellent work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Low turnover in most departments (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management tries to keep you where you at with no career advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City National Bank

    Pros

    good company with good benefits and bonus. nice people around. good training program

    Cons

    limited opportunities, not easy to be transferred to another devision


  2. Bank Teller

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Celeste, TX
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Celeste, TX

    I worked at City National Bank (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Company and off great Benefits

    Cons

    Employees are difficult to get along with.

    Advice to Management

    Have at least one man employed at branch locations and not just all women.


  3. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City National Bank

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

    Pros

    Supportive management, good work life balance

    Cons

    Paying $80 monthly for parking downtown.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, Great Work Life Balance, Good Training Courses, Solid Benefits

    Cons

    Pay is just okay. Paying $80 per month for parking is a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Sales

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

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time

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

    Pros

    Good for someone who wants to work in a slower paced bank with little to no foot traffic

    Cons

    Required to meet sales goals and a lot of pressure to do so

    Advice to Management

    Pay colleagues more


  7. Banker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City National Bank

    Pros

    Good company to work for lots of smart people as opposed go othér banks and their less than educated workforce.

    Cons

    Bought out so no more independence limited opportunities in the bay area and high turnover in retail


  8. Assistant Investment Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City National Bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    City National Bank is arguably the premier high net worth bank in Los Angeles. Good corporation to work for, employ talented, kind people.

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive............................................................

    Advice to Management

    ...................................................................................................


  9. Sr. Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at City National Bank (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, family atmosphere, great experience out of college.

    Cons

    Headquartered in LA, so very few opportunities for growth in SD.


  10. Helpful (5)

    A good place to work if you like to do what you

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

    I worked at City National Bank (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The bank provides a good benefit package; good work/life balance. Those are the most words I can provide for the sake of fulfilling the twenty word minimum needed to complete this field.

    Cons

    You will never get anywhere here. If you're a younger professional it's a resume filler for a couple of years, no more. If you have ideas of your own, forget it. This is the Bank of Russell (Goldsmith) and if you don't know your place you will be shown the door. Those who have been there for years know this well and have done their best to carve out their own mini-regimes, where the same logic applies. If you are just looking for a paycheck and don't mind kissing a** and obediently going with the flow, CNB is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Now that you've been acquired by Royal Bank of Canada, move on already and allow the new blood to take over. This bank has been in the same hands for decades and the stagnation shows.


  11. Private Banking Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City National Bank

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

    Pros

    Great working environment that commiserates with good salary.

    Cons

    Outdated computer system which takes a while to learn.



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