Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka
Masashi Oka
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Pros
  • Union Bank is a good place to work for where they value work-life balance and employee goals (in 25 reviews)

  • They provide good benefits, retirement plan (if employment exceeds 5 years), upward mobility and opportunities to shine (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management expects champagne results on a beer budget (in 16 reviews)

  • Extreme disconnect with upper management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. New UB

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work-life balance is good; people are friendly and helpfu; company stresses volunteering

    Cons

    compensation is fair, could be more competitive; not much opportunity to move around within company


  2. union bank review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Banker
    Former Employee - Senior Relationship Banker

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    very good pay and no long days

    Cons

    bad coaching and policies, system is very outdated

    Advice to Management

    rare


  3. Great Bank

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    higher base salary than most other major banks for bankers

    Cons

    Sales oriented service is fine, but let's not turn to product pushing

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking towards Wells Fargo style business model.


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  5. Keep It Real

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

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really invests in its employees. Offers internal training/professional development classes in addition to training programs for leadership positions.

    Cons

    There's not enough technological and operational support to customer facing team members.


  6. Senior Specialist

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

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good pay

    Cons

    Many people are getting laid off

    Advice to Management

    Keep your staff happy


  7. Lead Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very challenging Job and has lot of projects. The company is growing fast and has precise vision to grow as a large bank Serving US. The leaders has great Vision and working towards that.

    Cons

    I dont have any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do now


  8. Vice President

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere, interesting projects, good location

    Cons

    patronage system of job promotions, very compliance oriented in comparison to managing investment risk and return.

    Advice to Management

    encourage more communication between senior and more junior management and do not rely as much on chain of command for information; it can be flawed and self serving; although politics exists in any organization.


  9. Okay

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

    I worked at Union Bank N.A.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co workers, good incentive plan

    Cons

    No room to move up. People stay in their positions, 60 year old tellers never advance. Crappy products and services. Inconvenient and outdated services


  10. Helpful (1)

    Terrific culture + great work life balance

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture without a lot of toxic politics. Employees are well respected and tons of folks actually go home at 5:00, which is unheard of nowadays.

    Cons

    The company refuses to invest in technology and eCommerce. Very old-fashion business model that relies mostly on person-to-person selling. This is fine for the investment banking and commercial banks, but that's not how retail bank works anymore. Also does not advertise much nor invest in branding.

    Advice to Management

    Please take the time to study the competition and how they constantly adapt to emerging technologies and changing client behaviors. Also, please invest a bit on brand-building.


  11. Bad morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Access to senior management, mobility,

    Cons

    Culture clash between Union Bank and Bank of Tokyo. Double standards. Unclear direction. Emplyees are kept in the dark. Benefits. Staff morale.

    Advice to Management

    Need to value your people more, across the board, and be more transparent.



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