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National City Cleveland Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "IT Intern"

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Strongsville, OH
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Strongsville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National City as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great internship program with great pay for the summer. Organized team building and educational activities for the interns. Great real world experience, and great people! Strongsville, Ohio location.

    Cons

    Interns are not automatically considered for the Associates Program, but instead must also go through the intense panel interviewing.

    Advice to Management

    The FISH philosophy within the Strongsville building was a great way to promote a positive and encouraging culture.


  2. "Collector"

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    Former Employee - Collections in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Collections in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a pretty good bank.

    Cons

    Sold too many bad mortagaes though.

    Advice to Management

    Don't spread yourself out too much.

  3. "very good"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National City part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent hours and great management

    Cons

    bank was sold, all employees laid off

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  4. "National City Bank had a Great IT department!"

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    Former Contractor - P/A, Q/A in Cleveland, OH
    Former Contractor - P/A, Q/A in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National City as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly organized IT department using true design and test teams. Smart, focused people doing interesting conceptual work.

    Cons

    The bank was killed by sub-prime loans, the corpse was given to PNC Bank by the FEDS. I was there at the end when whole floors of people were laid off at once. Kinda' like the end of the world.

    Advice to Management

    [sub-prime loans], if it sounds to good to be true, it is. Greed is one of the several deadly sins, remember, pigs get feed, hogs get slaughtered. When I looked at a Condo loan with an ARM and a balloon. I knew there was a problem.


  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience working there while in college. Got to learn how corporate America works. People taught me many things about working in the business world.

    Cons

    Seemed to be very political at times. Seems like some people played favorites and got promoted and others that did not play the game just stayed put.


  6. "fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    collegial atmosphere where people would mentor you and be involved in your professional development. good work hours and benefits package

    Cons

    the location in the midwest is not that appealing except for people from the area. other than that, the place is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    do more 360 degree peer reviews which will help management understand some of the ways they can improve the company


  7. "A lot of hard work,little recognition for a job well done."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package and vacation days.

    Cons

    Insufficient training. Advancement if you're drinking buddies with management.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to listen to your employees, provide better training; don't just promote your drinking buddies to management positions, and need more positive feedback to emplyees.

  8. "Traditional, conservative; small bank trying to act like one of the big boys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Traditional, conservative; small bank trying to act like one of the big boys. Decent place to work though if you're not super aggressive and need a nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Any positives that NCB had has now taken a large step back (operationally, compensation-wise, technologically, etc.) due to an even more primitive, conservative PNC Financial.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to talent - not just tenure


  9. "Too bad NCC is gone"

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    Former Employee - EVP in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - EVP in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * People who had a real devotion to NCC
    * Sales force had a real interest in the customers of the bank
    * Genuine support for the markets it served

    Cons

    * Highly silo-focused organization
    * Leadership that was detached from details (ala risk management)
    * Very short-sighted approach to regulator and street-management

    Advice to Management

    * Don't wait until it's too late to enact change
    * When change is necessary, get on with it
    * Leaders are appreciated for leading, not for being nice - don't be nasty for the sake of being nasty and don't be nice when hard-nosed is required


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture
    Excellent opportunities
    Strategically focused to grow the business
    Willing to let managers own and drive the business

    Cons

    Poor decision/timing on the sub prime market
    NCB's acquisition by PNC has identified some cultural business philosophy difference between the two groups.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your pledge to observe, learn, and analyze the practices in both NCB and PNC before you decide how to proceed.


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