Union Bank N.A. Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
247 Reviews

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247 Reviews
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Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka
Masashi Oka
110 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits,opportunity to grow, work life balance, work at home option policy (in 22 reviews)

  • Very good benefits with exception of their health insurance, which it is extremely expensive (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Much of senior management is top notch - very few bad eggs (in 14 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't always listen to ideas/opinions of their employees (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    During my short stint at Union Bank, I enjoyed the work, the environment, and the people I interacted with daily. Environment was very laid-back and friendly. Contractors were treated as part of the team. Telecommuting was allowed. Free Peets coffee.

    Cons

    Senior management seemed slow in decision making, and there seemed to be a bit of bureaucratic red tape going on. Fortunately, I was not directly impacted by any of it. Also, technology is pretty antiquated and could stand to be upgraded (i.e. still using old overlay technology for customer letters, still on Windows XP, etc.).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very bad place...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Someone In ITG  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Someone In ITG in San Diego, CA

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

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company use to be great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good place to work, but stressful at times.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Service Specialist  in  Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Service Specialist in Oceanside, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As a teller, the Bank offered great benefits and incentives for working part time. Offered various training classes, both online and off site. Great location and customers were very friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    In my first few years with the Bank, I unfortunately had to deal with some negative co workers in which upper management didn't really handle the situations in a swift and professional manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Union Bank is old fashioned company but takes good care of its employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    benefits,opportunity to grow, work life balance, work at home option policy

    Cons

    any change in software and hardware infrastructure takes a lot of time and many approvals. The process is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce politics and let new ideas propagate to the surface of the corporate decision making pond

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    neutral

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    employees get pension plan s

    Cons

    no training, so much politicking, clueless management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Little space to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Teller  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits and the team members are often nice.
    depending on the office you work, you can expect drama

    Cons

    Hiring external
    Little space to grow as a teller

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value internals and foster career development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable, decent place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary is on par with industry average, good bonuses in IT

    Cons

    Lots of silos, politics, bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great benefits, very dated systems, good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, liberal vacation policy, corporate culture, location, telecommuting, profit sharing and 401k match, healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Dated Systems, lack of opportunity for technical training and skills upgrade.
    Looming future business changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No clear career path or training incentives (practically implementable, not as policies that remain on paper).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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