City National
3.5 of 5 31 reviews
www.cnb.com Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 26, 2014

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City National President and CEO; Chairman and CEO, City National Bank Russell D. Goldsmith

Russell D. Goldsmith

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to work with low turnover

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at City National

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

ConsNot 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just Okay..

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at City National full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDepending on the dept. and manager, they do not micro-manage and they are willing to work with your requests and work related needs.

ConsToo much office politics and hard to move up the ladder, ironically.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time and understand the lower ranking titles and promote base on merit more often.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No room to grow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at City National full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat culture and great values

ConsLow pay, no room for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementLet people learn and develop skills

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice people/poor compensation/poor technology

Credit Analyst (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at City National full-time for more than a year

ProsEveryone gets along pretty well. The "hammer" won't come down hard on you if you miss goals or make an error. Co-workers are friendly, definitely a no jerks allowed type of culture.

ConsPay. You really must go in with a mind-set that you will only see inflation bumps of 2-4% and occasional merit bumps of 6-8%. Must show proof of another offer to increase pay (and be wiling to take it).

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce costs by increasing technology to increase pay. Simple.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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There are more cons than pros

Credit Analyst (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at City National full-time for more than a year

ProsCity National Bank has a warm-friendly environment. I like my co-workers and we get a long well. We have good team work.

ConsThere is no room to grow. Many have been here for more than 10 years which means they get loyalty points.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to give more compensation for employee's hard work. Show more appreciation with monetary compensation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Vice President, Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at City National full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent benefits and work life balance

ConsNot great or competitive on salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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it was an ok job

Network Administrator (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at City National full-time for more than 5 years

Prosit was an ok place to work with some growth opportunities, just wasn't for me

Consworst thing about working there for me was the commute and having to wear a tie everyday even though I just sat in a cube.

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Great place to work in Los Angeles

Vice President Online Marketing (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at City National full-time for more than 8 years

ProsA great company with wonderful values, career opportunities and culture that allows for a work/life balance!

ConsNot the best company when it comes to compensation but the Pros out-weight the Cons by a mile.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall culture was employee based and valued teamwork.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at City National full-time

ProsCompensation was fair and a abit higher than industry average. Good reputation in the private banking segment.

ConsFrequent restructuring and not allowing time for re-orgs to be successful.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow sufficient time when doing reorganizations to allow employees sufficient time to change direction and create momentum in order to be successful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sweatshop, Technology is stale and arcane, Old staff of the Cobol era

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at City National full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople leave at 5 even if there is a fire burning :) so easy work life balance

ConsYou dont learn anything, your career is at a dead end

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote talent from within the company, make pay equal to the level of experience otherwise ppl will leave as they have been leaving left and right in IT

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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