Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
675 Reviews
3.5
675 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance does exist, but there are some individuals who slog like slaves (in 67 reviews)

  • Work life balance as they have flexi hour with good working environment (in 44 reviews)


Cons
  • Work can get a bit hectic, sometimes difficult to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • long working hours, low pay, no recognition at work unless youre an indian (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stan Chart Review

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

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    A good diverse place to work that has avoided parts of the banking crisis. Encourages team behavior and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Can be political and controlled by overseas HQ.

  2.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    People are friendly and encouraging. Group lunch. Team building activities. Company is structured and organized.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints apart from my commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internationally focused bank

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

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

    Pros

    Clear focus on Asia Africa and middle east markets
    Over all product offering and capability is just as good if not better than most top tier banks
    Often compared to HSBC, much smaller bank, but better global capabilities
    Good risk management

    Cons

    Limited presence in the US
    The bank's strategy can get in the way of good business, ie the bank may turn away business that does not have an large international component
    Internal politics can be very active
    Bank has a lower profile in the US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a decent company, but seems to be sliding each year.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities were great and the bank encourages you to spend time overseas so there can be a lot of travel or short/long term assignments abroad.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't seem to know what the next steps are. There has been a shakeup throughout the bank and I saw lots of good people leave on the back of it who knew the bank well.

  6.  

    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 Standard Chartered Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, people, work life balance

    Cons

    lack of growth opportunity, bureaucracy, political environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great work life balance and very motivated staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexi-working hours and work at home policies. regular trainings by external coaches. work hard play hard mentality.

    Cons

    Not good business outlook. Expanded too quickly into investment banking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on core businesses and phase out investment banking.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can trust the people you work with. In the main, they are nice people. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Matrix organization can sometimes may decision making slow. Dealing across countries and bosses in other continents can make life hard at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the company values. They are meaningful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    ppl there are very friendly. I was an intern in the supply chain finance team, and I was there for three months.
    learned a lot

    Cons

    ppl there are very friendly. I was an intern in the supply chain finance team, and I was there for three months.
    learned a lot

  10.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as an intern

    Pros

    Great people at the office, and also extremely intelligent and willing to help.

    Cons

    Can't think of ay bad things to be said

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Consumer Banking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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