A full-service financial partner, UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UMBF) is a century-old financial institution delivering comprehensive banking, asset management, institutional asset management and payment solutions to commercial, institutional and personal clients across the United States.
At UMB, the foundation of our business practices and culture remains the satisfaction of our clients, and we continue to make business decisions based on relationships—by doing what is right, not what is easy or popular. We navigate by our core principles of honesty and integrity to set the course for measured, steady and stable growth that our clients and communities can rely on.
Diversity and Inclusion at UMB
Even though UMB associates are like-minded in our approach to customer service, we are also fully committed to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our organization. This doesn’t just mean that our people are diverse – it means that we value a diversity of ideas as well.
When each of us steps up and makes our own unique voice heard, our company unquestionably becomes stronger.
At UMB, we recognize a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of delivering the unparalleled customer experience.
Unique perspectives add value to UMB by energizing the workplace and igniting innovation. We continuously explore opportunities to strengthen diversity, an essential component of our culture.
The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
Everyone at UMB plays a role in ensuring that diversity and inclusion is a normal part of every day at our company. This includes our top leaders, who understand how important this is to UMB’s success:
“We recognize that supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion directly impacts how much you enjoy your job. We believe investing in diversity and inclusion builds productivity, innovation, teamwork and ultimately leads to associate retention. There is no doubt that diversity can result in better business decisions as well. When all of our unique perspectives are combined together, we can be more competitive and create stronger connections with our customers, allowing us to deliver the unparalleled customer experience for more than 100 years.” – Mariner Kemper, President and Chief Executive Officer
“The cornerstones of our UMB values are treating each other with dignity and respect, demonstrating that we care about each other and our communities, and always ‘doing the right thing.’ Those cornerstones form the foundation of my belief that everyone should be valued for their differences.” – Larry Smith, EVP, Chief Organizational Effectiveness Officer
Diversity Collaborative Partners
UMB works closely with many organizations in the communities we operate in to strengthen our diversity and inclusion efforts. The list below includes a few examples of our partnerships:
For nearly a century UMB has maintained a commitment to the prosperity of each and every community we serve. In addition to providing a solid portfolio of financial products, we have utilized associate volunteerism and corporate philanthropy to build our reputation as a strong community partner.
Although we strive to help wherever we are most needed, historically we’ve emphasized expansion of access and appreciation of the arts, furthering economic development, advancing educational opportunities, agriculture, and promoting health and wellness. Through these acts, we strive to make UMB a place where customers can count on more.
Under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), UMB has an ongoing commitment to the communities where we are located. From financing for small businesses and providing working capital loans to companies that support job creation and retention, to our corporate philanthropy and our associates’ own personal volunteerism activities, UMB and its associates are dedicated to our local communities.
UMB Bank, n.a. achieved an “Outstanding” rating in the most recent public evaluation conducted by our federal regulatory agency, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Whether we’re sponsoring a neighborhood school or raising money for local charitable organizations, we’re dedicated to every city we call home.
UMB enables our associates to give some of their time, energy and talents back to the community through spirited programs and initiatives. We proudly offer associates 16 hours of paid time off for volunteerism each year. In addition to encouraging individual volunteerism amongst our associates, specialized volunteer opportunities and team-building group projects are also offered to associates throughout the year.
Local Volunteer Opportunities
UMB's partnership with United Way and local volunteer centers provides associates in our geographic footprint with current volunteer opportunities. Associates select organizations with which they have a relationship or would like to learn more and give their time, resources and support to help out. Past projects have included: fundraising initiatives, hands-on volunteer projects, collection drives, ongoing projects and organizational support, financial management expertise, and board service. Preference is given to UMB not-for-profit customers requesting volunteer assistance; however, other organizations are also often selected for associate volunteerism support.
Everyone is focused on the vision. The proven strength and stability will benefit all. Diverse, yet like-minded. They invest in their people and reward associates for successes.
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I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at UMB Financial Corporation (Saint Louis, MO) in August 2015.
As a result of my networking, I received an email introduction to a member of the wealth management team. This was in May. Unaware of any open position, I was able to meet with him in person. This was in August. The position was not yet posted. He informed me the position would be posted in a few weeks. Shortly after applying on line, I was contacted to schedule a phone interview. It took a few weeks before being contacted for an in-person interview. I met with several people on the same day. First, I met with the market president, then the hiring manager and finally a group of people. After the group interview, I had a conference call scheduled with the regional president.
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