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City National Bank Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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City National Bank President and CEO; Chairman and CEO, City National Bank Russell D. Goldsmith
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Pros
  • Management supports th work / life balance that is required in today's world (in 22 reviews)

  • Great benefits, limited overtime & great work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Often times, there was not a lot of work to be done (in 3 reviews)

  • Not a lot of space for career advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work; entrepreneurship and creativity valued; good working relationships and camaraderie with your peers; profit sharing

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities or empty offices in the C-Suite or at the very top of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a sub-tier for those who might not ever make Executive Committee but are still incredibly valuable employees? Sr. Leadership Group not really enough

    City National Bank Response

    Sep 15, 2017 – HR Communications Program Manager

    Thanks for your great feedback and for the contributions you’ve made in your 10 years at CNB. Your “pros” speak perfectly to the culture that we are so focused on maintaining as we expand. You also... More


  2. "***** (5 Start)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. you will love it.

    Cons

    Commute is long. But it depends on where you live.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Hands down the best place you will work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment, priority on people, work life balance, management support, everything is just great and city national bank so far.

    Cons

    Nothing is really negative here. Though after the acquisition by rbc, the complete restructuring is underway and causing some roadblocks which is expected for any growth.

    Advice to Management

    Employee opinions will go a long way to a successful future.


  4. "Central Ops"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at City National Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and easy commute.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, Micromanagement, and too much stress.


  5. "Process Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing organization, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Foreign owned, changing direction on a regular basis

    City National Bank Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – City National Bank

    Thanks for your honest feedback about your time at City National Bank.

    While it’s true that our parent company, Royal Bank of Canada, isn’t a U.S. company, we’re proud to be a part of an... More


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great manager and great people

    Cons

    Limited projects for internship term

    City National Bank Response

    Sep 27, 2017 – HR Communications Program Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post on Glassdoor. I agree, it’s our people that make the City National culture so great.

    With our business quickly expanding, the internship program is... More


  7. "associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture! People are genuine and working environment was great.

    Cons

    learning opportunity was limited but you can still learn a lot from work.

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. "Team Lead"

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

    I worked at City National Bank full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, ability to receive promotions

    Cons

    Below average salary, Incompetent management

    City National Bank Response

    Oct 13, 2017 – HR Communications Program Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. I think many colleagues would agree that our culture and the pace of our business expansion create a really exciting environment here. I’m happy to... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company - Excellent People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time

    Pros

    - Competitive salary & Bonus
    - Leading in Benefits
    - Colleagues are great
    - Work pace is not stressful
    - Work hours (exempt) are very flexible
    - For tech workers (as myself) - options to work remotely as needed.

    Cons

    - strict dresscode - suits for men at all times.


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good company to work. The best training

    Cons

    They pay only average salary


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