Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Ok place with some good people

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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some people are knowledgable, professional and really care about there work. Pay is competitive and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized. Had two bosses in two years. First boss was not knowledgeable about the process. Second boss was not a leader at all and gave little direction. Coworker was not friendly and started off in the wrong foot with no effort to get create a cohesive work environment by management. Recent reorganization and let some long timers go if they weren't needed. No notice just gone. Felt like they were looking for reasons to "right size". Maybe it was company culture. Not a good working environment so I decided it wasn't the place for me.

    Advice to Management

    Create a healthy working environment for new staff joining the company and encourage them to stay.


  2. VP Divided Company

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good, and benefits are good. Great people around you to work with.

    Cons

    If your boss is on one side of the country and you're on the other, then they try to determine your future and your performance, it's really a recipe for disaster (your disaster and the company's).

    Advice to Management

    Drive down the values that you hold and communicate, and then make sure they perform your values, i.e. treat all employees with respect and appreciation.


  3. Great start to a banking career!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Credit Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Credit Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The Bank offers an amazing formal credit training program for recent college graduates that launches you into a career track.

    Cons

    Retail footprint is limited to the West coast. Commercial/Corporate locations are also limited nationally to only a few major cities.


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  5. Branch Manager

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good banking culture with very dedicated and loyal branch staff

    Cons

    Residential mortgage and small business lending in constant state of chaos

    Advice to Management

    focus on the branch delivery system as a way to improved bottom line performances


  6. Wouldn't recomment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High base salary, other than that there wasn't much of pros

    Cons

    Bad management. Lack of communication Company wants to compete with the big banks but doesn't have the technology or resources to do so.


  7. It's a good stable company

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Moving upward with Acquisitions and Mergesrs

    Cons

    Too much going on. A lot o project due to suddenly became big company


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    Lame place

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit, pay is ok. Colleague were generally good people.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Almost every move they make annoy otherwise productive employees. Good ones would leave and those left can't find other jobs. This jibes with colleagues who left the place and found better-managed places. I hope it's not just "grass is always greener" - and in this case given what I have seen in the last 3 years, I'd have to agree with those observations.

    Advice to Management

    Get a job.


  9. Union Bank Retail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, consistent hours, opportunity for advancement if you work for it.

    Cons

    They are very bottom line oriented - cutting staff, cutting corners. The stress level has gone up a lot, and client experience has gone down.

    Advice to Management

    Staff your branches and invest in new technology. Computers that crash regularly in a short staffed branch is a nightmare.


  10. Great atmosphere and great pay

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The starting pay is great. Just under $15 an hour with no prior banking experience. There is flexible hours ad the atmosphere is great with not very much pressure to push products and meets quotas.

    Cons

    With improvements in technology they are looking for more part-time employees a less full-time tellers.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing great.


  11. so-so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Moves at a glacial pace. Mind numbingly boring. Heavily burdened by the parent bank.



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