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National City Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Collector"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Entry level experience for commercial banking industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are better than the those provided at bank they bought MidAmerica Bank.

    Cons

    National city it not headquartered in Illinois so no corporate jobs available other than relocation

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to working students because they are working and attending school to achieve more in life.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "National City"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large corp with lots of job postings with preference always given to internal candidates. Benefits are above average for corporations.

    Cons

    Politics get in the way of sound management. Management deadlines result in poor performance, employees held accountable, management is not.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to plan. "Doing" without planning results in "re-doing". Spend less time blaming someone, spend more time preventing issues.


  6. "Decent place to work if your job is secure."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Dayton, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, hours, and atmosphere. Most of your coworkers are good people. The time off, benefits, 401k, etc. were all pretty good. Mostly better than average. We had a good area for breaks, lunch, etc. There were some fun things planned to keep morale up like free cookouts, etc.

    Cons

    Unstable mortgage and lending market, risk of layoff. Although there were a lot of jobs open that you could transfer into, they always seemed to go to someone who was already in that department. It seemed like it was more important who you knew, or how long you'd been there. Not necessarily how good your work perform was.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep employment more stable.


  7. "its...ok I guess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Financial Consultant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Licensed Financial Consultant in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a salaried position with some (but not great) commision. In the interview process they will try to start you in the low $30s but it is negotiable. Just show them you are a great sales person. First you will interview with HR, then Regional FA, then branch manager.

    Cons

    it is a duel role (licensed financial consultant) so you will be half customer service (regarding bank accounts) and half financial advisor. Way too many meetings and way too little options regarding investments. You are lucky if you make $60k a year with commisions. They tell you you can double your salary but when you look around at who is doing that its way to few who are. Its all about the market you are in (the branch you will be working with) thats why I left.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your investment options and specialize the role instead of having the LFC do everything.


  8. "Okay place to work depending on your location"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Current 401k match 1.15:1, may be changing after PNC merger complete
    Working with the public and establishing relationships with a reputable company
    Great Product set

    Cons

    Currently going through a merger with PNC and a lot is unknown
    Pressure from management to prioritize their needs while completing regular duties
    Lending Guidlines are very strict
    High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with lower level employees, they are the heart of your organization.


  9. "n/a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Consumer Banking Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Branch Consumer Banking Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The corporation has a lot of great products for customers.

    Cons

    The bank is in the process of being acquired by PNC. I was an employee that was a part of the merger of MidAmerica Bank into National City in Feb. 2008. Now, we are going through another merger and acquisition, where the close of the sale (to PNC) will be complete by Dec. 31, 2008.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you do extensive checks on Branch Management. While things are always "peachy" when executive management visits the branch, the moral of the branch is not always what it appears to be.


  10. "Used to be a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The bank had great potential before being sold, with a great retail presence throughout the midwest and a great future. New leadership had been added to the bank recently but never had the chance to add more to the bottom line. Teh people at NCC are wonderful and very talented.

    Cons

    The bank is being sold, so a lot of uncertainty now. If all goes well with the merger then the new bank will be one of the top 5 banks in the coutry with lots of opportunities. It you join NCC now you'll have to deal with very well with uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Make staffing decisions quickly


  11. "Good benifits if you get to keep your job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate (O10) in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Associate (O10) in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401k 125% match for 6%. (but it is in NCC, whice is in the tank (down 40% in 2008) but I guess now would be a good time to get it while it is low, it can only go up right?) They also have a great slection of health and insurance plans. You can even customive a plan to have just what you want. Also you automaticly get life insurance equil to 2x your salary.

    Cons

    They just laid off like 4,000 people. So as we are in a world of baink failures, I would be afraid of not keeping the job that I just got.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they know how to do their job. Also don't let people know you got a $20k raise and then tell some one only making $25k that there is not enough money in the budget for them to get a col raise of 2%.


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