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Union Bankshares Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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Union Bankshares President, CEO, and Director G. William Beale
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bankshares full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours and benefits, community bank so we're involved with the communities we serve

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  2. "Not bad but not good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bankshares full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture overall company is good.

    Cons

    Some branches operate in the “good ol boys” network.... hard work isn’t enough. It’s who you know

  3. "UBSH"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSA II in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - FSA II in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bankshares full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great series of training between new accounts and learning the connect sales model. Overall easy job.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great compared to other banks in market. Not challenging. There is no point to try to perform and sell bank products day in and day out. Incentives for exceeding sales goals are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better incentives to your employees on the front lines who are dealing with customers everyday and building lasting relationships.


  4. "Poor Communication Between Departments"

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    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Union Bankshares full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The collections department is very helpful.

    Cons

    The collections department will set up payment arrangements with you to pay off a debt; however, the recovery department will NOT honor those arrangements.

    Advice to Management

    Make certain that all of the departments are on the same page as it is difficult for your customer to think that arrangements for a debt are valid when they are not.


  5. "Union Bank & Trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bankshares full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    independent decision making, flexible but long hours

    Cons

    lack of leadership with constant non-constuctive criticizm of 30 year veteran in specialized field

    Advice to Management

    know the true feelings of lower tier employees, do not depend on personal ideals.


  6. "Summer Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warrenton, VA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warrenton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union Bankshares (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, easy day to day work, great customer service experience

    Cons

    Very boring. Interns get none of the benefits that regular employees do for completing the same tasks


  7. "VP lending"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Bankshares full-time

    Pros

    Management really cares about employees. Benefits and compensation are above average. The work experience is reasonably low stress and goals are realistic and achievable.

    Cons

    Communication within the company in general needs improvement; IT not up to speed at this point but improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things headed in the direction you are going. I am encouraged by the company's choice of new President coming in October.

  8. "Yikes..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Advisor II in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Advisor II in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Union Bankshares full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health Insurance and paid vacation time are top in the industry. The amount of PTO that is given is great and the amount of health plans are superb.

    Low stress environment is also a plus.

    Cons

    This company was one of the best in terms of culture, that sadly is gone in 2016. The technology is decades behind and lack of competitive products across a highly competitive industry hurts. The executive team seems to be worried about anything but the major issues that are happening right now and there is no hope for progress.

    Pay is also very poor. It is supposedly "market based" however the pay scales are hidden and you will never know what it is possible to make.

    This is a low stress job compared to other banks however recently there have been changes to try and become a "bigger" bank without any progress in systems or products. This doesn't work and this bank will eventually be purchased .

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in products and technology. If you don't the bank will continue to lose customers at a growing rate!


  9. "Good people, stagnant culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Union Bankshares full-time

    Pros

    Best, family friendly, caring community of employees I've ever know. Everyone is focused on helping their customers. Extremely kind and loyal people, who want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Many business line silos. Not a collaborative or creative work environment. Company and industry are very process oriented verse idea oriented. Can be very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Pros: Great benefits! Cons: Communication is not the same thing as collaboration.


  10. "Great organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Union Bankshares full-time

    Pros

    Growing organization with lots of opportunity, great benefits, great work environment. Lots of flexibility, good incentive program. Supportive culture, great place to grow a career.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as the organization matures. Otherwise, nothing negative to say. Great place to work.


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