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UMB Financial Reviews in Kansas City, MO

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
30 Reviews
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UMB Financial Chairman and CEO, UMB Financial and UMB Bank Colorado J. Mariner Kemper
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vice President

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at UMB Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture of Count On More

    Cons

    A small bank but growing quick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Question existing middle-management and restructure to leverage technology and Associates' expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Network in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at UMB Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Culture is great, people are great

    Cons

    None really, this is a good place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep us growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Truth....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Developer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at UMB Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a job. Vacation time is good. Offers a 401k.

    Cons

    Technology is old. A lot of clicks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Behind the times/benefits with strings attached/cheap, cheap, cheap!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at UMB Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty easy place to work as long as you smile and seem to have a good attitude. Work life balance was good and manager was very flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    If you're Ina role where technology is needed to get your job done, it makes for tough going because they're so far behind the times. And if you work in the consumer/retail side of the house it's even worse, because Commercial banking is first when it comes to IT resources. Tuition reimbursement program is dumb- for every class they reimburse you for, you have to complete one full year of service or pay back whatever amount you don't work off. As it relates to 401k match, they only contribute once every year, so if you're not working there on 12/31 you don't get any match. Profit sharing participation has strange timing too. So, it seems they have benefits because they have to have them, but all the restrictions they put around them say that they don't want to pay for them. If you work at 1010, dress code attire is still 1980's era business attire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might keep people longer if some of the silly rules are eliminated. Also, you want work completed you have to improve the technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    UMB assoicate review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at UMB Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is family owned.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put words into action and focus on associate satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - QA Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at UMB Financial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned how to use new tools.

    Cons

    It was a different form of documentation than I had used. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but it took some getting used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had great upper management. I keep in contact with my direct report there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to move in.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at UMB Financial as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Pleasant work environment
    2. Nice co-workers
    3. Opportunity to learn specialized aspects of banking (if you happen to be assigned to a good project)

    Cons

    1. Not a good place for an IT contractor unless you have very low initiative and enjoy being a gofer
    2. Tight fisted budget that prohibits employees from acquiring tools they need to do their jobs
    3. Out-dated processes and methodology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better use of your IT consultants - they cost your company a lot money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Internship in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Internship in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at UMB Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great pay, actual intern duties

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great start to a promising career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at UMB Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    UMB has some of the best people working for them. Made lifelong friends and enjoyed my tenure there. Management is good overall and really cares about your development.

    Cons

    The pay for quality employees is lacking. Many great employees leave and employee similar careers elsewhere due to lack of performance raises/pay. New employees will come in making more than experienced, tenured employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining and compensating quality employees rather than hiring from outside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper management is biggest risk to the business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at UMB Financial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many bright people work here.
    For employees, the holiday, vacation, etc are above average.
    The processes are so inefficient there are many opportunities for improvement.

    Cons

    High turnover in certain areas.
    Pay is towards the bottom of the scale.
    Major disconnect between business unit and IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize. Your processes are over ten years old.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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