Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 563 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands

Peter Sands

(227 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCan't think of ay bad things to be said

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

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    good place to start your career

    Assistant Private Wealth Manager (Former Employee) Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)

    Prosgood training system, good reputation

    Conspayment for internship is low

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

     

    Good company to work for

    Intern (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsWork culture is great. The company provides great opportunities in terms of work, learning and development.

    ConsSome teams are not supportive.

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    Great place for career development and international exposure

    Director (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWorked in five different roles/offices in 8 years with the bank. Worked with international colleagues across Asia, Africa and Middle East. Fantastic opportunities to move into different roles and gained experiences in project management, facilitation of discussions, managing business relationship, development of influencing and communications skills. Opportunities to interact with senior business leaders and participate in decision making process once you have proven with your skills and attitudes

    ConsRetrenchment is unavoidable in banking industry and more so now for the past 2 years. You have to watch your back tightly and check if your job is secured from time to time. You do not want to be catch unprepared.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCost management s important to the P and L of the company. However, it may be difficult to spot the real talent who really contribute positively, worth their salary and stay in the bank. management need to be more discern on who to let go rather than letting go blindly and basing the reason solely on manpower cost.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood perks, work flexibility, depening upon department, you can learn a lot at work

    Constoo top heavy to look after career interest of even 60% of staff

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    Good bank to work for

    Junior Manager (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsOpen culture and very good staff benefit. Encourages growth.

    ConsNice gesture to keep those who worked for a long time around however it give the impression to the junior staff that they may not be given the opportunity due to some long timers holding on to their same position for a long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on the open culture and policies. Get it touch with the junior people on the ground to get a deep understanding on the morale or challenges they are facing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very rewarding experience to have the opportunity to work in a international bank like Standard Chartered Bank.

    Director (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood work-life balance and provides the opportunity to gain experience in the whole range of banking products and services available out there.

    ConsMatrix organization can be confusing to new joiners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep the communication with the troops going.

    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

     

    Great introduction to working life

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWork life balance for most business groups
    Pretty competitive salary
    Good benefits and a huge focus on corporate social responsibility

    ConsInformation system issues aplenty, very manual work required to work around the system limitations
    Weak HR Team that is only visible during the recruitment process

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

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