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Union Bank N.A. Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Union Bank N.A. President & CEO Masashi Oka
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Pros
  • But they do have very good benefits and work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Good company with good benefits 3 1/2 weeks of vacation (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management has no respect for front line employees (in 30 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. "Opportunities to be had at Union Bank of California."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Officer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Officer in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Union Bank provides a positive environment and many opportunities for career advancement. I have worked for other financial institutions and none can match the education and support offered by UBOC. Union Bank allows me to provide personalized service to my clients and is a highly respected organization.

    Cons

    I can personally think of no downsides to a career with Union Bank. I have referred many individuals who I believe can both benefit from the many opportunities as well as bring benefit to the bank with their experience and positive attitude.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise them to continue to focus on the employees. People bank with the employees, not just with the bank.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with very competitive pay and a very proud management"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are a very proud regional bank that has a lot of pride in what they do. The managers were very experienced (most of them came from the government banking sector) and competent. They taught me a wealth of information and one even took me as a mentor. The hours are very great and they really want employees to balance work/ life. The benefits are not as competitive as other banks, but they offer above average pay! This alone makes it worthwhile. UB is now private, but I feel that the managers intend to go public within a few years.

    Cons

    There is really nothing much to hate about this bank. They are very conservative with their lending practices and that proved to be a GREAT thing over this current economic downturn. My only complain might be the fact that they are owned by a Japanese bank so they might be a little bit of too conservative at certain times. The EVP, SVP, VP, RVP all have to report to the higher up and certain huge decisions depend on the executive vp to respond before it can continue. My VP was a very caring guy though and I loved working there.

    Advice to Management

    Phil Flynn is doing a VERY great job at leading this organization. I think he made a few millions when UB was privatized so I am very happy for him. Maybe this means that they will offer us stock options in case the bank ever decides to go public again.


  3. "Their specialty lending groups are great places to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people. All the professionals in the specialty lending groups were consistently bright and fun to work with. They hired the best, as evidenced by the high percentage of employees who would receive job offers from customers.

    Cons

    Occasionally you would get the manager who was more focused on internal politics/posturing than on productivity. These types were usually hired in from other banks and (thankfully) didn't last long.

    Advice to Management

    You have a formula that works and have maintained an exceptional corporate culture. However, outside hires at SVP+ level positions have tended to dilute Union Bank's standard of excellence.


  4. "Very positive and dynamic environment."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of smart and dedicated people. Company offers great benefits.

    Cons

    We recently went through several rounds of job cuts which impacted some folks.


  5. "I enjoyed my job tremendously and was devastated when my position was eliminated."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Geat people, benefits, training, facilities, culture, values, etc.

    Cons

    Downsizing can hurt your business, not improve it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more top-notch administrative employees, and downsize the sales force.


  6. "By far better than working on a big shop."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small size allows less red tapes.

    Cons

    Too much politics, like in any bank.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be scared.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Union Bank N.A. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive corporate culture. Employees are valued. Great place to work.

    Cons

    None that I cn think of


  8. "I've been other places, UB is Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-level Manager In Finance and Support Services in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mid-level Manager In Finance and Support Services in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company on the move, growing and opportunities abound! Great work-life balance if your and an adult that understands you need to work a living. I truly appreciate being at a job where you are appreciated for the work you do. In the 3 months that I have been here I can truly say all the people I have met have been really good people.

    Cons

    Slow to implement every improvement - regulatory controls.
    Heath benefits is high cost than other past employers.
    Systems are still in process of updating and we're feeling some of the pain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep searching out great talent and let all who are willing to work hard and do a great job go with you on the journey. Keep opening new opportunities for us.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Relationship Banking Mgr"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My Manager is excellent. I have been given many opportunities in this job.

    Cons

    Too much change all the time. Specially in the commission structure.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Great place to work and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Banker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, love management. Very good and competitive salaries and the comp is great. Great place to build a career and grow with it.

    Cons

    none that I can think off


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