Full Time Teller (Current Employee) – Morgantown, WV – April 18, 2013
I was really looking forward to working for this company and starting what I had hoped would turn into a life long career. United gave me the worst first impression I have ever had of a job. Between the disorganization and having managment talk to me like I was four, I was very underwhelmed. After only working there for two months, I knew I needed to find somewhere else to buile a career. The final straw was when a co-worker was promoted because she was pretty (very nice and very promising as an employee, but still pretty) after only having worked there for two weeks...the worst part, they made no attempt to hide the fact that her promotion was due to looks. Not impressed at all.
This bank is a joke of a company. There is zero appreciation towards employees and absolutely no professionalism. You would think it would be more professional at one of the biggest branches but it is far from it. They like to hire people with well known last names and then give them special treatment. They will screw over an employee that has been with the company for many years to make sure those people with last names get what they want. The pay is very poor for the work that is expected. If you go to any other bank, you get paid more for half the work load. The ethics there are unbelievable. They have family members in charge of or over another family member. Those people also get special treatment and promotions handed to them. They also lie to employees saying that they are giving them a promotion to another job and then go back on their word. Just think long and hard if you are thinking about applying here. The only benefit is that you will gain experience to go elsewhere.
Some of the employees are nice but overall a terrible place to work. The pay is terrible and what you are expected to do for that pay is outrageous. There is a lot do favoritism shown to females and others with connections beyond the workplace. They say advancement is from within but in my time there, more than half the open positions were filled from outside. 6 day work weeks leave little time outside of the job. I could go on but please only use this place as a last resort.
sales associate / teller (Former Employee) – West Virginia – January 29, 2014
Its a good start company but if you're a woman and want to advance don't even think about it. The only way to advance in this company is if your a man. There is a lot of favortism with this company. They focus more on pushing products on the customers and grading you on that than your actual performance and happiness of the customer.
BSA/AML/Risk Management Specialist (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – August 7, 2013
The pay is awful; their is no leadership; the pay raises are almost so low that it is disrespectful to even issue the raise in the first place; the management is a joke; you are unappreciated to say the least; their benefits aren't great; you have no room to advance, and there is discrimination within the workplace. Need I say more?
Each day is packed full. There is always something to do which keeps all employees going. I have a wonderful manager and believe that she is incredibly personable, while also being a strong leader. Id say the hardest part of my job is coming across customers with issues im unable to help with; do to the fact that as tellers we are limited to what we can do as far as account maintenance.
not a lot of room for advancement, not challenging
Senior Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West Virginia – May 7, 2013
Poor pay, job advancement based on relation to upper management or appearance instead of skill, high turn over, poor executive decisions, outdated corporate environment, lack of resources, and very stressful high tension environment with some co-workers. Do not waste your time here.
banker hours, health insurance package
pay, poorly ran, understaffed, no over time exceptions
Sales & Service Representative (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – November 29, 2012
A typical day at work includes but is not limited to answering the phone, helping customers in multiple ways and supporting co-workers. I have learned how to pace myself and not try to do everything at once which can cause anyone to get too stressed out at their job. Management could use some better communications skills but they mean well. The hardest part of my job is balancing many jobs that should be taken care of by at least one or two more people. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I can help a customer accomplish something they would not have been able to do on their own.
United Bank was very busy, especially around lunch time. I enjoyed getting to know customers and interacting with all types of people on a regular basis. There was never a dull moment. I had really friendly customers and really hateful ones but its expected when you deal with money. The hardest part of my job was trying to greet customer at the same time I was trying to get them to set a new account and invest their money. I was required to get so many new accounts and brokerage accounts a month, we were evaluated on it every month.
A typical day at work consisted of greeting customers and processing transactions. I learned how to do all of the duties of a bank teller, and the training was fairly good. Management was good, and they worked well with me. My co-workers were nice, for the most part. The hardest part of the job is when you have an upset customer, but most problems were resolved easily. The most enjoyable part of the job was balancing and the mathematical parts of it.
A company that values the opinion of its' employees.
Teller (Former Employee) – Fairfax, Virginia – February 29, 2012
United Bank is a company that values the opinions of its' employees, pays high wages as compared to other employers, and has an open door policy where employees play a large role in shaping company policies.
values employee opinions, caring executives, and great room for advancement
mild stress, high work volume on certain days, and busy holiday season.