Metropolitan Bank and Trust

  www.metrobank.com.ph
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Metropolitan Bank and Trust Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
15 Reviews
3.5
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    A-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 Metropolitan Bank and Trust full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -considerable compensation and great fringe benefits given the manageable workload (coming from a control back-office position),
    -in relation to the first point, great place to retire or work while you're pregnant
    -family-oriented (religious branch personnel)

    Cons

    -hard to get projects approved because of bureaucracy and red tape, thus limiting opportunity for growth
    -conservative mindset of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Be more open to new ideas
    -Lower training bonds for young professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good compensation package

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

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation package, pays up to 15 months plus allowance and performance bonus ( not guaranteed )

    Cons

    Be patient to wait for your promotion as it may take forever. Also, forced ranking policy puts too much pressure on some people forcing them to be evil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade technology and other facilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience at one of the largest banks in the Philippines, but comes with a lot of stress and poor IT

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

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training is adequate with plenty of classes. Senior management listens to your inputs if they find the time. Generally senior management comes across as a smart bunch of people. People tend to work hard but are still very willing to help.

    Cons

    Middle management is so-so for one of the largest banks in the Philippines. Compensation is low-to-average since their largest cost is manpower cost. Also, promotions are slow. Poor performance in any given year is punished by reducing the chance of promotion in the succeeding two to three years (usually though promotion is completely forgotten). IT systems are antiquated and development projects can be delayed by up to a few months to a few years. Since IT infrastructure is weak, most processes are performed manually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish they had a fairer compensation scheme and better IT in place so that working there is rewarding..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working with Metrobank is a rewarding but also a truly testing experience that will challenge your wisdom & character,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Salary & benefits are up to par
    2. Working condition is conducive
    3. Opportunities to hone & develop your skills are great
    4. Recognition & promotion is high but competitive

    Cons

    1. Current state of affairs in the management of the bank is admittedly very hard as compared to the past management. There is a culture of fear thriving & growing every day in the bank because of new policies, guidelines, procedures, reportorial requirements & even the way these changes are being communicated or imposed upon the people of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practically everybody in the organization sicerely cares for the bank. Yes there's a lot of going and changes to undertake to further the bank's growth but these can be done without sacrificing the morale of its people and the humanity of treating them as important and useful individuals and not like puppets or machines without feelings and emotions. After all, man is still and will always be the best resource in any organization.

  6.  

    Metropolitan Bank and Trust

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

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    with CBA, many benefits and good medical benefits

    Cons

    not much with the professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide competitive seminars

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    its amazing thousand of friends

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Teller in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust

    Pros

    better compensation than other banks

    Cons

    employee relations sometimes conflict occurs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    number one bank in the philippines

    Recommends
  8.  

    - tiring but happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Teller in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Teller in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust

    Pros

    - with regular benefits ( midyear/14 month pay , uniform allow)
    - one of the best bank in the philippines
    - good company reputation
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    Cons

    - promotion takes to long (it may take more than 10yrs to become an officers)
    - above min pay but does not compensate your monthy basic needs
    - no overtime pay - just overtime work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - show more compassion to your employees, give your employees good benefits.
      They are the one who gaves you billions of income every year, dont just give them simple recgonition give them rewards.

  9.  

    Since the co. is an institution already, a good way to start a job but not for at least a year or two.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati, Rizal (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati, Rizal (Philippines)

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust

    Pros

    warm culture, stepping stone for a career in banking/finance.

    Cons

    -A very poor career growth, not for a long term occupation.
    -employer has lack of focus on extensive training. Why is it needs to be 10-20yrs as r&f to go to the management level? wherein they are capable of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an overall good leader. and generous enough to give the employees what they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to work

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

    I have been working at Metropolitan Bank and Trust

    Pros

    Good environment with positive atmosphere. Its great working with loyal customers who believe in that " small town banking feel " !

    Cons

    Negative press has been discouraging recently but there is nothing that can be done about that. The media likes to tell their stories and that has affected everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job overall. Good practices exemplified by management in navigating a tough recession for everyone have made everyone feel confident in the way the company is being run.

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