Bank of the Philippine Islands

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Bank of the Philippine Islands Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
27 Reviews
3.6
27 Reviews
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Aurelio Montinola III
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  1.  

    Good for getting experience but not for establishing a long-term career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid management training program and specialist programs for employees.

    Cons

    Bloated organization with lots of mid-tier officers. Salary is on the low side and promotion can be extremely slow. High employee turnover can also be demoralizing with most cited reason for leaving is the absence of succession planning and career mentoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of non-performing top level officers quickly and promote internally rather than getting expensive replacements that turnout as duds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good training ground for those looking for a career in finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Asset Management and Trust Group in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Asset Management and Trust Group in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time

    Pros

    Young, fun, friendly crowd, good work-life balance is achievable
    Very humble, experienced and inspiring supervisors/VPs and up
    Competition among co-workers is not that intense
    Socializing is encouraged by the higher-ups
    Excellent training sessions
    Supervisors are always open to new ideas, they are not judgmental

    In short, you're going to stay because you're going to love the people, not the work.

    Cons

    Work in wealth management division is unpredictable (sometimes lax, sometimes hectic)
    Lack of support from higher ups in terms of marketing materials
    Too many approvals needed for implementation of an activity
    With bond if coming from an OTP program
    Slow promotion cycle
    Physical work environment is not good, old office, old computers, old everything but currently renovating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great training ground for aspiring COBOL programmers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate IT Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Associate IT Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is very conducive, teamwork is very much visible.
    You will learn new skills.
    Ideal for fresh graduates

    Cons

    The salary is indirectly proportional to the work-load given
    No clear career path on this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss to your people their progress at work so that they will have a clear career path with your company. Also to avoid waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong foundation for banking career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training, leadership, benefits, learning experience and good exposure

    Cons

    Inefficiency of some processes, slow promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good springboard to jumpstart one's career in banking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Abundance of internal and external trainings available, performance-based bonus

    Cons

    Very few promotions, too safe and strict, too hierarchical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mployee review for BPI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Analyst
    Current Employee - Tech Analyst

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot

    Cons

    Low pay for tech analysts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for new graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands

    Pros

    have the best training in the industry. you will be immersed in all the groups in a bank, which will enable you to see things on a bigger picture.

    Cons

    slow career progression. seniority versus merit, which is understandable given that the business is already stable.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands

    Pros

    Every thing is automated. Most people are professional. Big and secured. Lots of opportunities. Big salary. Specialized work. Training opportunities.

    Cons

    Very strict. Super weird rules. Slow promotions. Very competitive. I will not last here. BPI is ok but everything is too tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more lenient in giving out promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Career management

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement and safe retirement benefits

    Cons

    Process in the implementation of merit increases because of the bell curve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest different rating for purposes of promoting officers to avoid dissatisfaction and demoralization

  11.  

    very focused on work..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Intramuros, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Intramuros, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    because this company is a progressive and well known company.

    Cons

    sometimes you will find yourself at risk and to much stressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to listen to the subordinates because they have a brilliant ideas to make the company succeeded..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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