Standard Chartered Bank
3.5 of 5 552 reviews
www.standardchartered.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.5 552 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands

Peter Sands

(223 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Consumer Banking

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood choice to start your career in consumer banking. good growth opportunities

    ConsTough competitions from other bigger players in the commercial banking industry. rigid management.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood workplace. Community service are encouraged

    ConsIntense and competitive colleague relationship

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    Good brand to work for

    Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    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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    It was a good experience to work at.. But need better management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a good international bank to work with.. Training is good and ppl there are nice to work. Good pay though

    ConsChanging environment is not fair to the employee. Policy is changing rapidly. Employees may feel uncomfortable with changing rules, which may reflects inconveniences in doing business

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    Start-up culture but large matrixed organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Excellent Experience

    Senior Recruiting Specialist (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    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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    A great experience at an International Bank.

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Newark, NJ

    ProsGood technical infrastructure, fine employees.

    ConsLocated in Newark New Jersey

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time examining the man and less the past.

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

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    Good environment, smart people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork in a very dynamic environment and can always experience new things. Very exciting in the financial industry. Very organized and friendly people.

    ConsSometimes you need to push more to get the job done. This is a common thing in a large company I guess. Too many people below you and above you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary, strong values, nice environment and people

    Constoo much burocracy, bank is not focused in brazil and current external outlook for the bank is not good

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

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    Great place to learn and start your career

    International Graduate (Current Employee)
    Taipei (Taiwan)

    Pros1. Good resources
    2. Great footprint in its main networks
    3. Very friendly culture

    Cons1. Low pay
    2. Too conservative
    3. Too many regulations/rules to follow, sometimes backfiring efficiency

    Advice to Senior Management1. Be flexible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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