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

Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 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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    Credit Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt's a pleasant working environment. I learnt a lot about wholesale banking. Staffs are professional and nice. Compensation is ok.

    ConsEverything seems pretty good. But I only worked at there for almost a year. So I can't say I have a very thorough understanding.

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    overall experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    This is a fast paced working environment, but have nice colleague and nice managers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagers and colleagues are hard working and would like to help

    ConsIt did not have many branches in United States.

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    Great place to work but little opportunity to move ahead with career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance, opportunities to travel, benefits, people

    ConsNot as visible as other competitor banks

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove middle management and HR functions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    best place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbest place to work with

    Consno cons and good work culture

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    great bank. I love the international value

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh growth. tons of opportunities. very open for internal transfers. great International exposure and relocations

    Conscould be a bit chaotic and the system is not the best. BTW, I was there 4 years ago, so it could have changed.

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    Terrific place to work

    Associate Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people at work and at play - numerous ocassions to interact at work as well as socialize outside of the job. Concertered effort to train and offer support when required.

    ConsInternal information technology is under staffed or not prompt to reply or to fix isses especially in the most critical time of the month when deadlines need to be met

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore of an attempt should be made to encourage/train or direct personnel who are in the middle of their careers....a lot of emphasis is on either new graduates or candidates with twenty plus years of service

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosa lot of career and network progression

    Consnone but must work hard

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    Fast-paced, Enjoyable and Challenging Experience for International Graduates in Coverage & Corporate Finance

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- Good rotations across different teams within the bank, from industry coverage teams, investment banking coverage (SCB terms it as Strategic Client Coverage Group, or SCCG), or corporate finance
    - Leaders and seniors who take the time to nurture and develop you as a finance professional
    - Networks across the bank in various geographies. Opportunity to work alongside an international team
    - Good amount of deal flow for the debt-driven products given SCB's advantage as a balance sheet bank
    - Interaction with external stakeholders early on in your career. Given the opportunity to meet clients and partners in other banks, present the financial model, and learn not just about the financial aspects of a transaction, but also the legal side of things
    - Flat, non-hierarchical structure within certain teams
    - No hire and fire culture/ sink or swim culture
    - Nice view from the office at MBFC Tower 1

    Cons- Compensation is not pegged to market, especially if you end up in SCB Corporate Finance, where the hours you put in are substantial and comparable to other investment banks.
    - Employee Review for International Graduates is pegged to an average and determined by your graduate sponsor (mentor), who may not be your direct superior in your rotations and is less likely to grade you favourably
    - You might not end up in the team of your choice within the bank, and might be allocated to a role within the corporate banking teams instead of a corporate finance team. Competition is extremely fierce for certain teams within the bank

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay true to the values of the bank

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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