Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
593 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance does exist, but there are some individuals who slog like slaves (in 47 reviews)

  • Nice working environment inside the company (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance based upon projects (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great work life balance and very motivated staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Great company culture

    • 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 full-time for 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Good workplace. Community service are encouraged

    Cons

    Intense and competitive colleague relationship

  8.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Changing 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

  9.  

    Good brand to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Aggressive
    Fast
    Multi Culture
    Learning new Tech
    Always busy

    Cons

    Worklife balance not good in SCB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Start-up culture but large matrixed organization

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Those 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.

    Cons

    Hard 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 ManagementAdvice

    Good job on people management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great experience at an International Bank.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good technical infrastructure, fine employees.

    Cons

    Located in Newark New Jersey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time examining the man and less the past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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