Union Bank N.A.

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Union Bank N.A. Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
257 Reviews
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257 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Union Bank is a good place to work for where they value work-life balance and employee goals (in 24 reviews)

  • Very good benefits with exception of their health insurance, which it is extremely expensive (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management will use their level to intimidate (by using mind games) the folks below them (in 16 reviews)

  • As new senior management was brought into the ITG department, the morale has hit rock bottom (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good college job to survive without being pressured to become a full time banker.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Teller in Redondo Beach, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay with little to no experience, relatively easy job sitting indoors with Air Conditioning, free coffee, very nice and old school environment.

    Cons

    Micro-management since there are so many different levels above being a teller.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for with opportunity for career growth

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Finance in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you looking for career growth and lots of change. Depending on your position and manager, you may have flexible work options including telecommuting. The bank has a strong leadership team and they communicate regularly to all employees on company-wide conference calls. There is 401(k) matching, educational reimbursements, participation in WageWorks, and the cost of the medical benefits feels to be on par with other banks. There is a good internal career site that is updated frequently and a published list of bankwide guidelines that help create a common basis for performance reviews.

    Cons

    Although there is currently many career growth opportunities within the company, company policy limits how much your salary can increase per pay grade preventing internal candidates to fully realize the market rates for their skill sets. This creates frictional unemployment and causes an outflow of talented people. Also, 401(k) matching could greater to be on par with other financial institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think we would like more opportunities to meet and hear career stories from upper management, even if its in a large group setting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    UnionBanc Investment Services is AWFUL!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benefits are great...that's why most people stay
    work life balance is good too

    Cons

    You will do GREAT in the accounting department if you speak Tagalog, don't think outside the box, prefer legacy procedures, only care to stay for the benefits, lack interest for improved efficiencies, lack computer skills. You don't even have to have a college degree to work for UBIS! Their bonus structure is horrible. They prefer referrals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is reactive NOT proactive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Management pays an important role for your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Monterey Park office is close to Costco, Walmart, and supermarkets, etc. So you can run errant during lunch time...

    Cons

    Leadership is really lacking. You can be very busy running around doing "work" for your boss but you get no time to work on your real job, or you need to do your job during your own time...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and work load should be proportional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Priority Banking Relationship Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Priority Banking Relationship Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Priority Banking Relationship Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, locations, vacation, time-off

    Cons

    company values, office culture, leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower level management need to be on the same page with the company objectives. There seems to be a large disconnect between where the company is trying to go and the people implemented at ground level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Ops Risk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Ops Risk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are strong and compatable

    Cons

    Politics are everywehre and too much of red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's about time to realize we are in the 21st century now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Operations Specialist

    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Ladera Ranch, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot, work with people. The pay was pretty good too, and I enjoyed being in an air-conditioned office. It was fun.

    Cons

    The job could get boring at times. The computer programs were also antiquated and was constantly going off-line. Other things, like paper time cards, were also old-fashioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please update technology and improve the computer programs. This makes it very hard to accomplish what the customers want us to do.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Look somewhere else

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job Stability ...you really have to be dumb enough to get fired from Union Bank.

    Cons

    Most of the people in the marketing organization are pretty lame. They are there either because of politics or because they don't want to do much in their career. If you are ambitious, wants to grow fast and learn, look for some other organization. If you want to work in an organization which pays decent but where most of the people are not smart enough, then its the place to be in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go and work for few months in a start-up and learn how they should run an organization. The bank is not changing fast enough to handle changing customer preferences. They are not a leader but rather a follower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Produce or look elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and very community. Great clients too.

    Cons

    Increased goals. No support From upper management. They seems to be pissed when you can reach your goals. Most of them worked in a different time when banking was different. Technology is not there very outdated programs. DOS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper managements needs to work in an office for a week. They need to see the changes that are happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    slow, painful, mismanaged

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people who care about their customers

    Cons

    Management that does not care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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