Union Bank N.A.

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Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
260 Reviews
3.1
260 Reviews
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Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka
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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.  

    Very favorable to the extent that I feel I may have made a mistake in switching jobs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Security - Union has been careful about its acquisitions and entries into new markets. They are a stable, long term employer.
    Competitiveness within the marketplace - Union is able to price their products to be competitive as well as conservative to attract the best customers

    Cons

    Like many large organizations, Union Bank is highly structured. Decisions are hard to come by some of the time. It would be more efficient to delegate more authority to line units.

    While the ownership is substantial it sometimes feels disconnected. I have worked for another foreign owned institution and noticed the same element.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in tune with market salaries. There is a benefit to the stability of employment but the bank has lost a lot of young talent because of salaries. Better communication between executive management and management as well as management and staff. Again, this problem is typical especially in large financial institutions, but any progress will pay off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exp was good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. as a contractor

    Pros

    flexible in work location, good work culture

    Cons

    Short term planning and no clear understanding on long term budget management

  3.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Teller in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management was nice and when you put in time you get to set your own schedule. Picked up shifts from other people.

    Cons

    Sometimes they asked too much of us. Can only do so much in 4 hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of potential, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Branch manager was awesome!!!! Benefits are great!!! Still offers a pension

    Cons

    Extreme disconnect with upper management! Lots of talk with not much action. Northern region in the greater Sacramento area is the red headed step child of the conman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and stop playing bank executive!!!! Get to know your employees and listen to them. Almost every employee is unhappy there and has nothing good to say about the company. Keep your employees happy and stand beside them not over them and you will see a great work environment and the bank you strive to be!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    going thru a merger-not so pleasant

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent commute, good hours. I like working in Jersey City

    Cons

    extremely short staffed. The people I work with are horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace people when they resign -it's not fair to the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be. Turning into WF.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The knowledge and culture of the employees who have been there for over 10 years and their willingness to help their colleagues.

    Cons

    They got rid of pension plan and other benefits. Turning into WF. Management keeps on shifting direction as Pres/CEO changes every 3-4 years. The culture has changed for the worse. Top performers and best employees leaving.

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

    Fantastic culture and a lot of upside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    Benefits package has got to be one of the most competitive out there. They are very solid on 401k as well as still offering a pension plan. There were also just a bunch of little perks that popped up here and there.
    Great culture and friendly people
    A lot of upside as they seek to grow and expand across the country
    IT was great: I don't know if I was just lucky to not face a lot of IT issues, but the few I had were resolved quickly and efficiently.

    Cons

    The expansion seems like it is moving along a little slowly. They are Japanese owned which means they tend to be very cautious, which can be a good thing to an extent but also makes it so that some initiatives take forever to implement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    People there are all friendly

    Cons

    The bank is relatively small

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for with opportunity for career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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