Union Bank N.A.
3.2 of 5 206 reviews
www.unionbank.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.2 206 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka

Masashi Oka

(93 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Union Bank is a good place to work for where they value work-life balance and employee goals"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Very good benefits with exception of their health insurance, which it is extremely expensive"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Much of senior management is top notch - very few bad eggs"
    in 13 reviews
  • "lots of long term employees make it harder for advancement unless you move departments"
    in 5 reviews
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Teller (Former Employee)

I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat working environment. Great Benefits. Very flexible with schedule.

ConsNo cons that i could think of. Trying to complete 20 word minimum.

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

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Grate company to work for

Senior Relationship Banker (Former Employee)
Porter Ranch, CA

I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time for less than a year

ProsBest interest in saving's account

ConsThey sent you home for nothing :(

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your employee before your fire them:(

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great entry level - solid credit training program

Credit Associate (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat work life balance. A lot of future potential growth for the bank.

Conscompensation is weak compared to other larger banks.

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

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Poised to be Finest Technology Service Organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIT is making great strides to move into the next generation data center

Consthe teams are very lean

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst company in america

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Monterey Park, CA

I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDescent pay and some good people.

ConsOverworked, terrible management, only kiss-asses get ahead.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop firing the workers and get rid of the terrible mangers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't waste your career!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time

ProsThe pay is fairly good. The pension plan, before it was changed for new employees last October, was fantastic.

ConsThe most extreme politics I have ever encountered. Nepotism at its finest. Senior management only hires their friends. All positions are hired from outside the company creating no growth potential from within. The morale is abominable. The old Union Bank was great, but it is in the past. Employees can't be trusted and will stab you in the back because of self preservation, protecting their jobs. The bank plans to fire all the employees on the original pension plan as they get more expensive and build seniority. They hire management from top 10 banks with big egos as opposed to qualifications.

Advice to Senior ManagementGroom from within to promote loyal employees. Stop hiring unqualified senior managers who haven't a clue. Their egos should be left at the door. Not all of you can have total control. Instead of working against each other, you need to create a more cohesive group. Each dept needs to work together, not separate.

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

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Awful culture, mismanaged

Teller (Current Employee)
Lynnwood, WA

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. part-time for more than a year

ProsHard to find many pros as it comes down to really who you work with. I was unfortunate to work with a bunch of negative folks who made it even more miserable to be at work everyday. Some of the customers you work with however make it worthwhile

ConsLow pay, essentially little to no benefits, not much room for growth in the company. Everyone is so focused on their personal sales goals for their bonus' that they forget to promote and coach to grow their employees

Advice to Senior ManagementOverhaul management, provide better incentives and training

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

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Great run during the community bank days. After deciding to become a big bank, 700 replaced by "Big Bankers"

Senior Vice President Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe 700 let go were treated appropriately in severance agreements according to position, tenure and contribution. Everything was handled professionally by Senior Management, in other words, the terminations were not relegated to HR

ConsMany of us who were long-timers planned on staying through retirement and thought we could. Some ended up having to take early retirement and start pensions in order to make it and a number of us, in our 50's, are now struggling to find work and many of us cannot: function and age group. Sad.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek out some of us to come back as contractors... there are so many positions you are posting that used to be ours and that we could fill, and we would be able to hit the ground running. Some of us need the work

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

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Good Company

Teller (Former Employee)
Highland Park, CA

I worked at Union Bank N.A. part-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent benefits, okay pay. Not a lot pros since I worked at a bad location.

ConsThe location I was at was terrible. Customers and management were horrible. It was in a inner city area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great benefits, very dated systems, good work life balance

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStability, benefits, liberal vacation policy, corporate culture, location, telecommuting, profit sharing and 401k match, healthcare benefits.

ConsDated Systems, lack of opportunity for technical training and skills upgrade.
Looming future business changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo clear career path or training incentives (practically implementable, not as policies that remain on paper).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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