United Community Banks Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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United Community Banks President, CEO, and Director Jimmy C. Tallent
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Given in Blairsville, GA
    Current Employee - Not Given in Blairsville, GA

    I have been working at United Community Banks full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Growing company with emphasis on customer satisfaction and high regard for employees.

    Cons

    It seems newer management may not share the same regard for employees as previous years. Stress level high


  2. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful People

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

    I worked at United Community Banks full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Customer service is job one. The staff is wonderful and very welcoming and giving. It was a wonderful place to work until the layoffs began.

    Cons

    Upper management no longer seems to focus on much other than the bottom line. Their focus has shifted to a focus on the stock price. Raises are scarce. Staff being laid off. Jobs moving to Greenville where customer service is not the focus, making goals is.

    Advice to Management

    Return to your roots.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great CO-WORKERS

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Processor in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Processor in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at United Community Banks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fellow employees where very supportive...like a family like environment....there to help each other do there best in the job ....customer service is very important

    Cons

    Company started out a very positive company and ended up about the bottom line...a company should support you through the prosperity and lean times....VERY disappointed in how the "work form reduction" was handled...was ALL about $$$ not relationship ...was there for over 8years


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Management only interested in stock price, not employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at United Community Banks full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    An employee can learn a lot. If you accept a position, learn what you can, then get out.

    Cons

    Constant hiring of upper management. Constant lay-offs of existing employees. As a result, employees rarely feel secure in their jobs. Little room for growth for existing employees. Executive management out of touch with general dissatisfaction of employees or don't care. Stressful environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Limited Ability to Realize Full Potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at United Community Banks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Due to smaller size of company work environment is not as formal as larger corporations.
    Strong focus on servicing the customer which is evident at the branch level.

    Cons

    Close-minded culture which does not allow for internal advancement; therefore not an environment for the ambitious professional. Additional training is not offered to improve job knowledge nor sharpen skills. Regional decision making as emphasized to clients is an exaggeration; in reality decisions are heavily influenced by others beyond the local level. Employees are not valued as an asset to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving the work environment as a multi-faceted arena for employees. Moral is extremely low and many employees feel stuck in a job where you just come to get a paycheck. All professional positions should be posted internally to allow equal for equal opportunity. Low payscale compared to market.


  7. Helpful (1)

    A good company to work for but senior management at branch level was very out of touch and did not care about employees

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Community Banks

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

    Pros

    UCB has a good benefits package. The paid time off was very reasonable. The perks such as employee loan rates were excellent.

    Cons

    While the benefits package was good, the health insurance was fairly expensive compared to other places I had worked. There was very little recourse at a higher level in dealing with problems with local management.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at local management. There are many in those positions that do not know how to effectively deal with personnel issues and many good people have left the bank because of that.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Return to purgatory"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Assets Officer
    Current Employee - Special Assets Officer

    I have been working at United Community Banks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    (1.) Benefits are conducive to industry standard.
    (2.) Great people to work with.
    (3.) Senior management supports regional decisions.

    Cons

    (1.) Negative information regarding the company is not disseminated properly. Months may go by before some are privy to negative ratings or market sentiment.
    (2.) Vacation time is based on a series of ranges with an employee receiving 10 days, if employed for 1-5 years.
    (3.) Systems are completely deficient and prehistoric.

    Advice to Management

    (1.) Sell to a larger institution and accept retirement offers.



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