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UMB Financial Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
28 Reviews

3.3
28 Reviews
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UMB Financial Chairman and CEO, UMB Financial and UMB Bank Colorado J. Mariner Kemper
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  1.  

    great experience

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    Former Employee - QA Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - QA Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    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
  2.  

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing Internship  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Internship in Kansas City, MO

    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
  3.  

    Count on More

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

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  5.  

    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO

    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
  6.  

    Umb

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bankers hours lots of flexability.

    Cons

    Pay less than others in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stability 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.

    Cons

    Consistent 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great start to a promising career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Kansas City, MO

    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
  9.  

    As with any company, some good some not so good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Executive 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

    Cons

    Still 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find out root issues before running off half-cocked. Deal with core problems and the others will disappear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company that promotes employee development and community involvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Growth opportunity Volunteer Time Off Incentive Program Listens to Associates

    Cons

    I dont have any cons.

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

    Great place to work in financially difficult times

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Based 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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.

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