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City National Bank Overview
Los Angeles, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
City National Bank offers a full complement of banking, trust and investment services through 72 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. Its 4,200 colleagues deliver ... Read more

Mission: City National's mission is to provide the ultimate banking experience for successful entrepreneurs and professionals through an uncommon dedication to extraordinary service, proactive advice and total financial solutions.

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  • February 16, 2017 City National Recognized by Greenwich Associates with 16 Awards Bank acknowledged for client satisfaction, recommendati

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City National Bank – Why Work For Us?



Be part of a team that takes pride in a strong service culture.


At City National, our team of colleagues delivers specialized and highly personal services to entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses and their families. Relationships are more important than statistics. Results are more important than swagger. Hard work and dedication are rewarded.


We also care about:


  • Community involvement. Our colleagues are encouraged to build bridges to the communities we serve. Reinvesting in our communities through volunteerism and civic engagement is the way City National does business.
  • A diversified workforce. We welcome a variety of viewpoints, backgrounds and cultural experiences among our colleagues. It enriches our work environment and expands our capacity to serve our clients and communities.
  • Growth and development. At City National, we want confident decision makers who can take action on behalf of clients. There is room for career mobility and advancement and initiative is rewarded.
  • Skills, talent and effort are recognized and valued. We want you to be motivated to do your best for clients.


Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain top talent.


Our careers feed provides a listing of current open positions at City National.  Follow us on Twitter: @CNB_Careers



At City National Bank we're as committed to our colleagues as we are to our clients. When you're a part of our team, we want to help you make the most of your working life, and to maintain a work-life balance that is as comfortable, healthy, and secure as possible.


City National Bank takes a modern approach to benefits, and offers a holistic program of benefits and perquisites which support and address physical, emotional, financial and social needs. Our benefits include comprehensive and competitive services and offerings that provide colleagues and their families with important protections that include:


  • Health Benefits – comprehensive medical & prescription, dental, and vision benefits with the freedom to select the right coverage for you and your family.
  • Well-being – a wellness program that promotes healthy behaviors and provides you with access to a wide range of health tools and resources to help you learn about, adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Tax-free Flexible Spending Accounts – that allow you to set aside pretax dollars to help pay for health and/or dependent day care expenses.
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance – Provides financial protection in the event of accident.
  • Life insurance – coverage for you, as well as the option to purchase additional coverage for yourself, your spouse/domestic partner and/or children.
  • Short or Long Term Disability insurance – that provides income replacement for qualifying periods of disability.
  • Business Travel Accident insurance - that provides protections when traveling on City National Bank business.
  • Paid time off benefits – paid benefits for sick time, vacation and specified holidays which vary by service, title and/or geographic area.
  • Retirement benefits – that help you build a solid foundation and save toward a secure financial future. We offer a 401(k) plan that allows you to contribute on a pre-tax or after-tax Roth basis, provides a company match on your contributions up to a specified amount, and also provides for an additional company contribution whether or not you contribute to the plan. Additionally, those who qualify have an opportunity to defer compensation over and above the 401(k) limits in a separate, tax-deferred investment program.


Eligible colleagues can choose from a variety of health and welfare benefit plan options, and may elect to cover their spouse or domestic partner and/or children based on plan-specific criteria.


Other benefits available to colleagues include an employee assistance program, colleague discounts, tuition assistance, banking services and more.



City National's commitment to diversity means that we fully embrace a policy of fair treatment. We promote a culture of respect that encourages differences in the thoughts, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences of every colleague in our diverse work environment.


Having a work culture that incorporates varied insights means that we can better respond to the needs of our colleagues, our clients, and the communities we serve. We are always in search of individuals with talent, experience, intelligence, and fresh ideas who can work with us to ensure that our diverse culture continues to thrive.




To formalize our focus on diversity in the workplace and the marketplace, City National has created a Multicultural Strategy department headed by Karen A. Clark. Five colleague caucuses work with Karen on internal and external initiatives and programs.




City National Bank takes a proactive approach to the attraction, retention and career development of colleagues with diverse backgrounds through several programs designed to promote equal employment opportunity. These include Diversity Outreach in Recruitment; a comprehensive Training and Development program; an Executive Briefing program; annual audits of colleague compensation to ensure equity in pay; and specific training courses designed to prevent harassment and promote Equal Employment Opportunity.


Click here to view CNB's Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.


City National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or other status protected by law. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to seek employment with City National Bank.



Our ability to continue providing premier service and building strong client relationships depends on our ability to attract and retain top talent.


At City National Bank, we provide a dynamic and challenging work environment for our colleagues and reward them with a fair compensation and benefits package that motivates them to do their best possible job for our clients.




We've found that diversity and community involvement are important building blocks for a successful work environment. We maintain strong commitments to both.



Our values reflect the great "pride" we take in what we've achieved as a company. At City National, pride isn't just an idea in and of itself. P.R.I.D.E. also stands for the set of values that are at the heart of City National's exceptionally solid and dynamic work environment. P.R.I.D.E. stands for:




  • People: Our clients, colleagues, and all the people in the communities in which we work and volunteer. People always come first at City National.


  • Relationships: The connections to work colleagues and clients, to our communities and families. Relationships are the bonds that link us together and that truly connect us to the work we do every day.


  • Integrity: High standards of excellence, business and personal ethics, honesty and commitment. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we say and do.


  • Dedication: Our commitment as a company and as individuals to always do our best, to work with purpose. Dedication means we continually work to strengthen relationships, products, services, work environment and community.


  • Entrepreneurs: Our pledge to contribute to the success of entrepreneurial businesses and organizations. We believe in embodying an entrepreneurial spirit by taking a creative approach to any endeavor.




We focus on hiring the best-qualified colleagues who represent these core values, and create career opportunities that will secure their future with City National Bank. Pursuit of and commitment to these values make City National a truly enjoyable, respectful, and fulfilling place to work.

Military Service Veterans

You've shown your commitment to serving our country. Now be part of a team that's dedicated to serving your community.


At City National Bank, we value the leadership, teamwork, organizational skills and mission focus that you developed and utilized while protecting our country. We provide career opportunities in areas where your training, work ethic and integrity can be transferrable to the day-to-day operations of our bank.


Our colleagues take great pride in our strong commitment to serving our clients and our communities, and we are looking for individuals that demonstrate this same P.R.I.D.E. The core values you learned through military service can be the foundation for future success at City National Bank.

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    Very supportive, open, and positive corporate culture. People are very nice to work with and they compensate very competitively. If you are a motivated results oriented person this is a great place to work. I have worked at a lot of companies and this has been by far the best experience I have had to date.


    Sort of a pro and con, at the time of this writing the bank is undergoing explosive growth. There is a lot of work to do so be ready for a challenge. This is not a place to work if you are looking to coast.

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at City National Bank (Los Angeles, CA).


    I was called by the recruiter first for a phone interview. Then, I was invited for an in-person interview. Overall, my it was quite a relaxing interview process because I was well-prepared and knew what I wanted. Just be yourself and allow your ambition and personality to shine through.

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City National Bank Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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