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Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka
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  • Senior Management has no respect for front line employees (in 32 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to invest more in these areas instead of cutting costs all the time (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Branch Service Specialist in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Branch Service Specialist in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great! i enjoy the work, and the pay is good for the industry.

    Cons

    The systems are slow and we are owned by a foreign company who bought us just 2/3 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Please update our systems. It is extremely frustrating to have systems that crash and that don't talk to each other


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Working at Union Bank"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly good pay, some good diversity programs

    Cons

    No flexibility and ability to work from home, very old fashion senior management based on instilling fear to the employees, a lot of turn over and miserable people who feel unappreciated and fearful of losing their jobs

    Advice to Management

    We are in 2017 and not 1987. True leaders inpsire people to do their job not through fear and rules, but by truly appreciating their people and teams and encouraging and guiding them to do what they do best.
    I think one of the biggest drawbacks is that you are not allowing people to work from home. You will lose all of the talent, if you haven't already.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time

    Pros

    Pension benefit is great to have.

    Cons

    Work Culture needs to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Benefits


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Seattle, WA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start a career if your are looking for a career in the financial industry
    You work a lot of hours
     (only a pro if you need the extra money)

    Cons

    Technology is light years away
    Training is far and in between if any
    Parking is paid for by the employee (No Discounts)
    Merit increases are very poor (2%) max
    Medical benefits are terrible $400 biweekly (family of 4)

    Advice to Management

    Allow more remote alternatives
    Bring technology up to date
    Become more employee geared steer away from boot camp atmosphere
    Promote a work life balance


  5. "Financial Analyst - Rotational Program"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Rotational Program in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Rotational Program in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, competitive pay and flexibility with working from home. Allows for flexibility to take on impactful projects. Great perks such as educational assistance (approx 5k to use for university studies per year)

    Cons

    People are a little scared to loose their jobs after previous re-org. Culture isn't that great for someone young, it's definitely very mature. One of the worst onboarding trainings I've ever seen, there really is none.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so cheap. It would make a great difference if you took your employees it to lunch more often or organized more events, actually bought in fruits or snacks.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers with long history of loyalty and pride

    Cons

    Lack of accountability for performance; not a pay-for-performance environment

    Advice to Management

    Develop succession plans, leverage your existing talent better


  7. "Senior Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Remote work possibilities, Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Not willing to do what it takes to improve

  8. "Senior Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent health care and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Low salaries, behind the technology curve.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people but you're expendable"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great staff/immediate managers.
    Great money/bonuses.
    O.K. work-life balance, but room for improvement--they need to invest more in "automation" mind-set to get rid of manual processes that just suck the time and life out of its I.T. people. They are getting there.

    Cons

    This is probably just the way it is now for any large corporation, but up the ranks, you're nothing but a number. There is no sense of loyalty no matter how long you've been with the company. One false move/screw up and you're out. They have plenty of off-shore temps available on a moment's notice anyway. And if your peer gets the ax, don't expect your peer to be replaced anytime soon--you'll just pick up the slack. Very morale stifling.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the core values from the past management. This used to be a great place to work. EVERYONE wonders what happened to the soul of this once great company. Train from within--allow lateral movement. We're all dissatisfied with the role we've been pidgeon-holed year-after-year--little to no room for growth. Why is this company notorious for NOT training. Always empty promises for a training budget.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong Inclusion and Diversity group. Strong pay for the locations. Continuous growth in the Arizona region with reduction of jobs in California and more expensive markets leading to many positions being posted in AZ. Strong ERG Program.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up inside the company even with personal endorsements. Lack of middle management roles for developing new leaders. Very little money spent on career development, ongoing training, in-class learning, external learning, enhancement of processes based on employee feedback. Lack of employee engagement activities. Little to no opportunities for bonuses below AVP level. Difficult hiring process. Nearly impassable recruiting team when applying for a variety of positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your best people well, keep them close, pay attention to what they say, condition them to be able to take the reins, spend more time LEADING and less time being a "boss". Spend more time improving processes and less time focusing on minutia.


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