Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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Union Bank N.A. President & CEO 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. Enjoyed the people and clients I worked with in the Trust Dept.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trust Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Trust Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, respected company that takes care of its employees. Even though there are a lot of employees, I worked hard and was well taken care.

    Cons

    Not a lot of turnover in my department which made it difficult to get title promotions. Average tenure of employee was around 15+ years.


  2. Helpful (4)

    if you can walk away

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    Current Employee - California in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - California in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, free coffee, free tea, 401 K, pansion

    Cons

    text book rat race. it is turning into a corporate boot camp where employees are expected to be available 24/7 all the time and all the future projects have to be completed yesterday. Senior management is very demanding and brought managers in from Bank of America who are now hiring their people. The systems are old and outdated with a bleak promise to change. the business is conservative and not willing to invest in the new tools. hint: After couple of years in the role you will not have anything new to put on your resume.

    Advice to Management

    invest in the new technology and invest in people training and certifications


  3. Helpful (4)

    Used to be great, not so much anymore

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    Current Employee - Architect in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (vacation, sick) - but used to be better, Still have a pension (rare) - but used to be better. There's still a few shining lights, but they seem to be diminishing quickly.

    Cons

    New culture prohibits innovation and promotes bureaucracy. Those who try to implement positive change are subjected to the greatest scrutiny while those who display complacency are continuously rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house - get rid of the complacent workforce and support those who truly want to change Union Bank for the better. Implement some long-term vision. The current short-term cost-cutting is only making things worse.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Don't come here

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good pay and bit more relax than other banks

    Cons

    It's horrifying when you there for a year. Management is clue less and horrible and the goal are unbelievable

    Advice to Management

    They are way behind, they need to stop asking for report and actually help people in branch to reach their goals


  6. Past Contract Employee

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    Former Contractor - Credit Service Specialist II in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Credit Service Specialist II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and lots of encouragement for growth.

    Cons

    Unfortunately I only had a contract position, would loved to have been a full time employee.

    Advice to Management

    If a past contractor applies for a position please offer them a chance to prove they can do the job and speak to their past supervisor.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Management is terrible.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best health benefits. No other perks other than that.

    Cons

    Regional Managers control everything. If one of them likes you, you are set. If not, find a new job immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Promote talent.


  8. Helpful (6)

    A very bad place...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Someone In ITG in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Someone In ITG in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best things in this bank are long gone and have gotten worse with the coming of new upper management.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care. Deadlines are unrealistic and are meant only to make people fail and quit. There's a general mistrust of upper management who are themselves clueless on how to run an organization and provide value to their business units.

    Advice to Management

    Show some decency and ethics. If you just want to get rid of us, then say so instead of giving us unrealistic deadlines hoping we'd fail. Your slogan is "Doing Right!". Are you really doing your employees right by working us too much and setting unrealistic goals and expectations? Shame on you!


  9. Helpful (10)

    No work life balance. New Upper Management is trying to get rid of full time employees to bring on their favorite vendor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, 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

    None anymore. culture used to be very good and there were some talent.

    Cons

    Constant micro management by upper management and giving no respect to their employees. Specificly asked to work overtime each week. Moral over all is very low, Company does not care about their employees anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Please care about people and processes which make any company grow. Start respecting employees and their time.


  10. Helpful (6)

    This company use to be great

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people work hard, and are good at what they do.

    Cons

    This company use to be great. But with their goal of becoming a "Top 10" bank, all that has been lost. As new senior management was brought into the ITG department, the morale has hit rock bottom. There is no work/life balance whatsoever. Senior management does not care about retaining employees (and has publicly voiced this). Employees are regarded as "labor" and worked to the bone until they eventually resign. This plays into senior management's favor as their idea of saving money is through attrition. Managers are shown no respect by senior management as their micro-management style by-passes them completely.

    Advice to Management

    The company's motto is "Doing Right. It's Just Good Business". This idea of "Doing Right" should be embraced internally as well towards the employees. There are a lot of good people within the ITG department and they should be respected, recognized, and rewarded. If something does not happen quickly to rectify the current toxicity, it will just be a matter of time before customer satisfaction starts going down as well. And that is NOT Good Business.


  11. Pleasant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Loan Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, always stocked with supplies, etc. Everything you need. The cafeteria and chefs are cool to have during working hours as well.

    Cons

    People are cutthroat, supervisors can get away with anything they want. Not the biggest fan of management. I couldn't trust them.



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