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Bank of the Philippine Islands Reviews

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Aurelio Montinola III
19 Ratings

    A great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Manager in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time for more than 3 years


    Good working environment.
    Employee friendly.
    Opportunity for growth.
    Generous in providing training to employees.


    Traditionally managed and tend to be bureaucratic.
    Head office is still located in an old building.

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    Adopt best practices in management style of big international banks.

    Positive Outlook
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Bank of the Philippine Islands Interviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
Updated Jun 30, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Officer Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a text within a couple of days. Took the exam along with around 25 people who were applying to various positions, it seems everyone has to take exam which takes just over an hour to complete. After waiting a couple of hours, I was interviewed by the member of HR who invited me to take the exam. I was told immediately after the 15 minute interview that I would be recommended for a final interview.

    I was invited back to the final interview by the end of the week. This interview was with a member of the division I was applying to (Risk Management). What followed was a long 2 hour meeting but it was very positive and the interviewer was extremely accomodating and answered all my questions about the position. I was offered the chance to sign the same day.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose to apply to BPI given your training? (I hold a degree in economics but specialized in a field unrelated to banking)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had real difficulty declining what was a very good offer but chose to join a different company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Bank of the Philippine Islands Awards & Accolades

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Best Banking Performer in Philippines, Global Brands Magazine, 2013

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Headquarters Makati, Philippines
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (BPHLF)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Bank of the Philippine Islands is one of that country's largest lenders. The universal bank has more than 800 branches in its homeland, as well as locations in Hong Kong, Italy, and the US. It provides asset management and trust services, mutual funds, electronic banking, and brokerage services in addition to standard commercial and consumer deposits, loans, and credit cards. The bank also performs investment banking services such as corporate finance and advisory. Giant Philippine conglomerate Ayala controls the Bank of the Philippine Islands, which sells insurance... More

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