Standard Chartered Bank
3.5 of 5 499 reviews
www.standardchartered.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.5 498 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands

Peter Sands

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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overall experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

Prosgood prospects for growth with good perks
there are always good training opportunities as long as you have a willingness get the training.

Consyou should be prepared to put in a fair share of work if you are to progress in the company, otherwise a really good company to work for.

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

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An employee with no respect

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

ProsGreat work life balance at the company

ConsAbility to move up in the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

ProsHere for good! Nice offices.

ConsMiddle management, static, compensation is below market.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good brand to work for

Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

ProsAggressive
Fast
Multi Culture
Learning new Tech
Always busy

ConsWorklife balance not good in SCB

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

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Start-up culture but large matrixed organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThose identified as top performers are given lots of opportunity for upward and lateral mobility, which is good for people who prefer a general management (vs specialization) career track.

Senior management in London and other regional headquarters seem to care about making things better.

Values based organization which is open to giving back to the community. Lots of opportunity for volunteerism.

ConsHard to navigate matrixed organisational structure - which often slows down decision making and results in lack of ownership (probably common with all large global companies?)

A lot of managers just focus on pleasing upper management, often ignoring or trying to cover up the real problems and issues.

Majority of internal infrastructure outdated or not user friendly

Advice to Senior ManagementGood job on people management.

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

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best place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

Prosbest place to work with

Consno cons and good work culture

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Excellent Experience

Senior Recruiting Specialist (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat culture, collaborative, everyone takes a team approach and is respectful of one another in Talent Acquisition, America. The Head of the TA team is very supportive, patient, and realistic regarding deadlines and goals to be met. He is very hands-on and open with his lines of communication and direction. the TA group thinks like "true" business partners to the business lines we supported not HR drones kept in the dark. I give a thumbs up to working with this team.

ConsLack of opportunities outside of Newark, NJ - which is a very undesirable working environment and unsafe location. The open work space concept can be very distracting which causes a disconnect due to people then searching for a quite place to work or from home.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee above

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

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Good bank with some issues

Associate (Current Employee)
Newark, NJ

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGlobal Bank
Potential Career development across locations
Market Rate salaries
Well-known/Exposure

ConsSeems unprofessional in some locations
Level of experience among employees varies greatly between Front office and Back office
Almost impossible to get a raise or a good bonus unless employee decides to move to another department/position
Majority of systems are outdated

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest money into new technology, human capital, and to keep current staff from leaving

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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challenging, fun, independent

Institutional Sales (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly and forgiving environment for the most part. Willing to take chances and provide juniors opportunity for career growth. Giving you space to have your own work style.

ConsLess team work and guidance from senior or supervisor. Often there is transition hiccup. Have to be self motivated and fully independent. Management more interested in effort and relationship building.

Advice to Senior Managementmore structured and clear line of reporting matrix. Should pursue meritocracy rather than relationship based culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not the worst not the best

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Newark, NJ

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

ProsThe people are awesome to work with.

ConsThe salary is below average.

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