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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Could be better, could be worse."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City National Bank (Texas) full-time

    Pros

    The work life balance is good overall, but that's because I'm in a satellite office with some good local managers.

    Cons

    They don't like to invest in their infrastructure, specifically technology, unless you are in a high margin area of the company. The rest of us are left to suffer through attrition. They really use resource dollars poorly, yet always try to cut costs from areas where there isn't a large amount of waste instead, which is due to lack of any kind of definitive COO.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a COO that can unify groups within the bank. Ayn Randian resource allocation is a very poor way to run a company that is trying to grow (see Eddit Lampers, Sears).


  2. "Not a job I would like to stay at...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not a challenging job, good hours, great job security and I learned a lot of "behind the scenes" of the banking industry. They are knowledgeable and professional.

    Cons

    Regardless, if you have a degree, the pay is HORRIBLE! They will pay you as less as they can get away with.

    No room for advancement, unless you know someone higher in the bank. It's all about who you know. -- and it is a very "clickish" bank.

    Not an enjoyable environment to work in.

    JUDGMENTAL employees, plus promises of raises which are never received.

    Advice to Management

    Lift your employees up and make them look forward to coming to work instead of dreading another day in chaos!

    Stop the politics.

    Don't take advantage of your employees when it comes to their salary.

  3. "DEMEANING ENVIRONMENT"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Branch Employee
    Former Employee - Mid Level Branch Employee

    Pros

    Well, you are employed & not on a breadline...takes long time in this economy to find another job in these small rural communities.

    Cons

    No Human Resource Mgr. If you have an issue or problem or seek confidentiality on an issue or problem, you have NO ONE. LOTS of hidden rules regarding pay & already low benefits they provide. Managers follow their own rules, change working situations, rules without any management or labor law training. Mgrs rule by intimidation, have "pet" and rest of branch left to suffer. Do & say what they please to employees. Several branches have very large turnover without corp office caring or noticing (customers do, that is why they are not growing as they could). Salaries lowest compared to similar jobs at other local banks. Raises throughout branches (as yes, we all talked to one another) at 2% to tops 50cent hr annually (their annual is about year & half between raises) no matter what additional duties are taken on by an employee. I am not disgruntled with co-workers, many are hard working, customer caring, team builders - shot down/mistreated by mgt. & ignored/forgotten by upper mgt. at corp. office.

    Advice to Management

    Cull out poor Managers! They are ruining reputation in local community with bank and personnel issues even customers are exposed to. Very low morale at so many branches, why don't you care? Low morale & poor management seen by local customers, why don't you care? IF branch mgrs. are doing their jobs well, WHY are they always making excuses for how they treated employees & what they have done to customers?? WHY are you always checking with branch mgrs. on how branch is going and why not survey employees since they are what hold a bank together! INCREASE pay levels & INCREASE benefits. $5000 medical deductible - REALLY???? How do you expect a $9 teller to handle that without bankruptcy?


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The City national bank is a good institution

    Cons

    The City national bank is a good institution

    Advice to Management

    Good


  5. "Credit Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent management, not too bad for a bank

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity wasn't superb, workflow wasn't challenging


  6. "Professional environment with experienced colleagues. Low turnover in most departments. Good benefits with profit sharin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City National Bank (Texas) full-time

    Pros

    Professional environment with experienced colleagues. Low turnover in most departments. Good benefits with profit sharing in 401k. Good work life balance. Focus on client service.

    Cons

    Not a lot of space for career advancement. If you get hired into a department, then limited ability to move unless you have an advocate in another department. Discuss developing colleagues, but focus is to hire outside to fill positions.


  7. "Needed to go out of business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City National Bank (Texas) full-time

    Pros

    I got paid on time.

    Cons

    The business was very disorganized.

  8. "Political Backstabbers, Doesn't pay Bonuses as Promised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you are running for politics one day, you'll get excellent practice here.

    Cons

    Management is extremely political and fearful. Some steal deals from their subordinates and put their name on it. The bank will find every excuse to not pay you your hard earned bonuses if you bring in new business. Upper management (like an EVP) will steal a deal away from an officer if her "favorite officer" happened to "call" that business 10 years ago and feels entitled to that business. Basically, your worst enemies are within the CNB walls. Territories are blurred and job security is null. It's impossible to do a good deal here since CNB is ultra conservative with its lending practices. The fees are high, the lending impossible. I always felt guilty luring innocent businesses to this bank when in actuality, there are better banks out there than CNB.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing interviews in the newspaper about how you are proud to not be a political bank when this is the most political place outside the Obama administration. Stop acting business friendly and liberal with your lending intentions when you are actually stingy and ultra tight with your money.


  9. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Teller in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Teller in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City National Bank (Texas) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small Town
    Small Company, cares about employees
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Hard to get full time status
    Judgmental employees
    All about who you are, regardless of how well/hard you work
    Stop requiring certain part time employees to work six days a week, requiring them to work every Saturday is ridiculous