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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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3.3 34 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti

Suma Chakrabarti

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68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast, fun paced and rewarding

    Secretary (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits with 2 weeks vacation available immediately upon hiring. Company parties and retreats.

    ConsResident offices are a little disconnected from London

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Executive Secretary to Director

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood working environment and opportunities to grow and learn. You can learn a lot about the Bank and how it helps their 36 countries of operation.

    ConsA very low turnover of support staff and consquently not enough roles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good standards

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a nice place to work

    ConsThere is some politics in the environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very rewarding experience with good opportunities to influence emerging markets and sectors

    Senior Banker (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVery reputable international financial institution offering excellent opportunities for well rounded professional growth in a truly multicultural environment. It has challenging objectives and operates in private sector environment. It could be considered as a safe harbor in the time of crisis by someone, but it is due to its counter cyclical nature. Very good and supportive professional culture. No one would stub you in the back.

    ConsGrowing bureaucracy. Institution is becoming very rigid due to ever growing number of restrictive policies imposed by its shareholders (public governments). Starting from certain level "glass ceiling" exists for career progression for the nationals from the countries of operations. While compensation itself is not that bad it is highly influenced by the shareholders' governments and is lagging behind the market for similar type of institutions. In other words the institution has private sector objectives and set of skills, but public sector pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management needs to fight to chance certain policies which have become obsolete and slowing down the institution. The Bank also needs fresh blood at the senior management level below the level of the President and Vice Presidents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good place to work, very international.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInteresting people working at all levels.

    ConsCareer progression can be hard in times of low turn-over.

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA good working international environment

    ConsNot too much staff turnover

     

    Peaceful, at times boring, at times stressful due to the attitude of the management.

    Senior Portfolio Officer (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsGreat people; friendly environment, though largerly depending on the team.

    ConsCareer opportunities and working atmosphere greately varies from team to team.

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    Noble goals with lacking organisation overweight on lazy monopolists of power

    Principal Banker (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsAbility to work on interesting deals in interesting markets

    ConsDealing not with burecracy (its not worse than anywhere else), but with unaccountable bureaucrats

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good experience, but glass ceilings exist for non-EU nationals.

    Manager (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    Proshigh quality professional on ther team, many committed to the cause (market economy transition mandate), very good-tempered, if not all.

    ConsVery difficult to get promiotions. Internally promoted candidates get a much lower salary increase as comnpared to externally-hired candidates, so best option for a promotion is to leave and then come back after some years for a higher position.
    32% of the base salary I listed can only be cashed-out in the following manner: 8% of the salary - after first 3 years of work, 24% - after retirement or termination of employment. So changing jobs withing 3 years kills 32% of the salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe bank needs fresh blood and curretnly quick a number of of old staffers hold senior-level postions where they have already reached the apex of their incompetence, which is why they do not get promoted further, but still stifle competition from the outside and inside and below.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent working environment

    Secretary II (Former Employee) Vienna (Austria)

    Prosvery multicultural and very friendly,

    ConsSometimes a bit slow. But it is ok.

    Advice to Senior Managementempwer more the junior staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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