UMB Financial
3.2 of 5 24 reviews
www.umb.com Kansas City, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

UMB Financial Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014

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88% Approve of the CEO

UMB Financial Chairman and CEO, UMB Financial and UMB Bank Colorado J. Mariner Kemper

J. Mariner Kemper

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great experience

QA Consultant (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at UMB Financial as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI learned how to use new tools.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Marketing Internship (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at UMB Financial full-time for less than a year

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

ConsI do not have any cons

Advice to Senior ManagementI do not have any advice

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

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Count on More

Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at UMB Financial

ProsUMB has a culture that inspires excellence internally. They promote community involvement, sustainability, and have great benefits like transportation, adoption and education assistance.

ConsIf you have any issues working at UMB, management will find a solution for you. One downfall is the formal business dress code and no non-traditional work schedules.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be fantastic to drop the formal dress code for non customer facing positions. Non-traditional work schedules would help improve the work / life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UMB Financial full-time

ProsBankers hours lots of flexability.

ConsPay less than others in the industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementNa

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

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Solid company, good benefits and great employees you can Count On.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UMB Financial full-time

ProsStability and solid benefits make this conservative financial institution a good employer. Top level management has solid conservative financial vision combined with open minded forward thinking business approach.

ConsConsistent management methods and internal growth opportunities need to be strengthened, however, management was working on improving consistency throughout the company when I had to move on.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to increase internal motivation and moral by increased bonus pay opportunity. Base salaries could use a bump too but this rarely motivates.
Don't say the money isn't available for bonus or benefit programs - discretionary cash dividend payments for stockholders has nearly doubled in ten years while salaries have remained stagnant.

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

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Great start to a promising career.

Customer Service Manager (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

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

ProsUMB 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementFocus on retaining and compensating quality employees rather than hiring from outside.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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As with any company, some good some not so good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

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

ProsExecutive management very engaging. Trying to get out of the mold of the 80s and 90s. Very focused on growth of the company and willing to listen to non-traditional ideas

ConsStill a fair amount of cronyism going on. Some measures are paid attention to at the expense of core issues. Difficult conversations do not happen, but messengers are often shot.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind out root issues before running off half-cocked. Deal with core problems and the others will disappear.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company that promotes employee development and community involvement.

Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

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

ProsGrowth opportunity Volunteer Time Off Incentive Program Listens to Associates

ConsI dont have any cons.

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

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Great place to work in financially difficult times

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I have been working at UMB Financial

ProsBased on UMB's financials over the last few years, it is obvious the philosophy of leadership works. And I have to say UMB cares. No place is perfect but this is a solid place to work.

ConsSome areas of the bank are better to work in than others. There is not enough teamwork between departments and there is a lack os shared vision. Leadership doesn't do enough to promote the cohesiveness and shared vision.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo upper mamagement, do more to encourage everyone to "play nice." To mid management, live by your convictions, care for your people, and don't be afraid to stand up to leadership to do the right thing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, tough enviornment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at UMB Financial

ProsWorking with a lot of fun younger people. Good starting experiece out of school.

Consdifficult to get promoted beyond a certain point. The old guard stayed in place.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep investing in people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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