Pays very well, but not enough room for growth and very poor banking system
Sr. Relationship Banker (Former Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – September 19, 2016
I was a Sr. Relationship Banker and really enjoyed helping people and all the perks that Union Bank gave their employees. But that's about it. Growth opportunities were very limited as Union Bank only has about 400 branches in California, Oregon, and Washington. The systems are the absolute worse that I have ever experienced. Nothing ever seemed to work right, and it seemed no one ever cared about the issues. The justification was that it would cost to much to change it, but at the same time, Union Bank spent hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not millions) on employees perks, such as lunches and dinners, outings, prizes, etc. And although I did enjoy those benefits, it didn't make my job easy. Communication between departments was very broken, the left hand never seemed to know what the right hand was doing, and there never seemed to be a sense of urgency to get things done, even when the customer was sitting right in front of you.
Management was more concerned with being out in the community as the face of Union Bank, but it rarely resulted in new business. It seemed more for appearance than for business growth. But this meant that managers did very little to manage their branches, except complain about their numbers, but were never there to help out.
high salary and lots of emplouyee freebies
poor managment, antiquated banking systems, and poor communication