City National Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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3.5
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City National Bank CEO Kelly Coffey
Kelly Coffey
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work-life balance/excellent senior leadership(in 30 reviews)

  • "CNB is the best place I ever worked(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Other than traffic in the DTLA area; but there is nothing CNB can do about that one(in 13 reviews)

  • "Since being purchased by RBC the focus has changed from business banking to consumer(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (6)

    "Growing fast with lots of opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are smart, care about the big picture, collaborative, kind and reasonable. Significant variety in the work and great opportunities for employees who are proactive, positive and want to make City National even better than it is today.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons. Will say that the growth and change that the bank is experiencing can require a deep breath now and then, a ton of proactive collaboration and patience with each other. But there is so much good work happening that any discomfort is outweighed by excitement and momentum.

    City National Bank Response

    November 8, 2019City National Bank

    Thank you so much. It IS an exciting time at the bank. We're glad that you're having a great experience. Thank you for everything you do to contribute to the growth and success of the bank. Keep the ideas and momentum going. Laura Lallone VP, HR Communications

  2. "Excellent work environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in New York, NY

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance/excellent senior leadership

    Cons

    Bankers handle all transactions which interferes with your time to focus on sales


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Undergoing Change"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The merger with RBC is forcing change in the company. Good outlook in growth for the future. Bank has improved some benefits, such as paternity leave.

    Cons

    The bank lags in technology compared to many other banks its size. Big management shakeup over the last couple of years, which has created a more political environment.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work slow to adapt"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment for younger employees

    Cons

    not very competitive on pay

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  5. "Ok"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at City National Bank full-time

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are available for you

    Cons

    Work environment could be better

  6. "Good Place to Work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time

    Pros

    The majority of people are great to work with. Better than average work-life balance.

    Cons

    Many changes in upper management; more politics are entering the system. The bank's technology is improving, but far behind competitors.

  7. "Workplace review"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Officer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very nice workplace environment provided

    Cons

    Remote working options are not available often

  8. Helpful (2)

    "DevOps Engineer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City National Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Okay vacation and PTO time

    Cons

    Horrible and incompetent management. You should run away from this company.

  9. "Losing its culture and competitiveness"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City National Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Part of the RBC family, one of the strongest banks in the world - Entrepreneurial spirit - Dedicated employees - Part of the LA community

    Cons

    - Outdated technology and inefficient processes - Lacks a small bank’s agility and a big bank’s wallet as a result decisions and projects, especially technology, take forever, never go anywhere or don’t transform the bank. - Bank of exceptions and limited standard processes which puts a strain on bankers And middle and back office personnel - influx of big bank colleague hires has changed the culture for the worst - No strategy or vision for growth

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Job salary does not match other banks,they will continue to lose good employees. overtime everyday."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City National Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits and weekends off. 3 weeks vacations and sick time.

    Cons

    Salary and not enough officers for the fast growing amount of clients. Everyone was becoming overwhelmed and no additional help.

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