Union Bank N.A.

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Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
268 Reviews
3.1
268 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 25 reviews)

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


Cons
  • As new senior management was brought into the ITG department, the morale has hit rock bottom (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    There are plenty of job opportunities within the company with its acquisitions and merger.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Monterey Park, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Monterey Park, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere to work with and employees always provided utmost respect and services to fellow employees.

    Cons

    The downsizing parts of course but it's the nature of the business to make the company most profitable for shareholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management continuously communicated with employees the upcoming business movements good or bad and reminded to provide excellent goods and services to customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent Interning Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    Very involved with Senior Level Positions and assisting their work

    Cons

    no relocation funds for internship

    Recommends
  3.  

    salary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    good life and work balance

    Cons

    it doesn't pay very well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A.

    Pros

    All downside, hostile work environment

    Cons

    This bank is a total mess. No one can make a decision, even on the on the most trivial requests. Senior management expects champagne results on a beer budget. Overall, most employees are very unhappy and looking for new jobs or talking about quitting. The technology this bank has is completely out of date ( hello, IE 8). If you are looking for a bank that wants to make things happen for you clients, look elsewhere!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the bank to a well run company, like Wells or US Bank

  8.  

    Not the bank I started working for in 2010.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Branch Service Specialist

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great when I first started. Pay was decent for a first time professional.

    Cons

    I filled in for my Branch Service Manager for four months while she was out on leave. My Branch Manager told me she would not be returning and he promised me her job as well as her quarterly bonus. When they finally posted the position, he told me they were going to bring someone else from another branch. He didn't even let me interview. I felt taken advantage of. I was lied to for four months and I worked as a manager without being compensated for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the staff before you promote someone. See what they are like to work with on a day to day basis. After another staff member was brought in to take the position I was promised, I helped out at her branch because they were in need of help. They all said horrible things about the woman who had just been promoted. The Branch Manager actually said he "got rid of the problem". The staff didn't know anything. I had to train them quickly in one day. Stop bringing in upper management from other larger banks. You are changing the morale of the employees. Union Bank used to be an amazing company to work for and now it's just like any other bank. Leaving was the best thing I've ever done for myself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Growing Pains

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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. full-time

    Pros

    Union Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Tokyo). As such, it's in a perpetual state of growth and transition. Advancement opportunities are greatest for those in corporate or leadership roles, but all employees have unparalleled access to career development and certification programs. Corporate culture is tied to performance-based recognition events throughout the year and community involvement. Union Bank has an active Foundation and excellent reputation within the community.

    Cons

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group consolidated its North and South American interests into MUFG Union Bank (NY). Communication is a huge area of opportunity and direction is often unclear as the company expands beyond its historically regional presence. Employees are continually expected to do more with less and this has a substantial impact on work/life balance. It's not uncommon to work through evenings, weekends, and even scheduled vacations. The benefits offering is also sub-par due to recent changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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