ABN AMRO
3.4 of 5 93 reviews
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Updated Jun 27, 2014

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70% Approve of the CEO

ABN AMRO Chairman, Managing Board Gerrit Zalm

Gerrit Zalm

(23 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "There is reasonable concern for work-life balance, but not to the extent of being emphasized"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Very professional work environment, sensitive towards employees"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor senior management, performance review and bonus are poor"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Development opportunity are limited in the sense that most of the learning resources are in Dutch"
    in 9 reviews
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    Overall very happy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLarge international company
    Great benefits
    Many opportunities within company

    ConsHad to move to Boston with my family, unfortunately no ABN AMRO locations there

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    It is really a European Bank

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey have a very strong international network and a very strong Chicago presence

    ConsScattered planning in the US

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide what you really want to be in the US

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

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    Too big and complex, but otherwise not bad to work for

    Technical Writer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat new employee orientation. They really make you feel like you're part of the "team."
    Pretty good salary for low-level people.

    ConsThe company (and each of its divisions) is way too big and complex to value the individual worker. You can get laid off or sold off in a heartbeat and they won't remember your name. Not much of a chance to influence company policy even in small ways.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your workers.
    Give divisions a chance to succeed rather than hamstringing them and then selling them off willy-nilly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I liked it. I would still be there.

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsTh group worked as real team.

    ConsThey moved to Conn. as part of a merger

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

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    Not an ideal place to work.

    IT Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsClose to Union Station and many restaurants close by.

    ConsIT tends to hire young people so they can pay low wages. Management is inexperienced and often make poor decisions. They don't understand proper project management. Office space is extremely cramped, cubicles are small and you are practically on top of your neighbors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should hire qualified/trained management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Underpaid at ABN-AMRO. IT jobs were outsourced to IBM before the sale of US assets to BofA!

    QA Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsUSA IT jobs at ABN were better for people from NY.

    ConsIT jobs were considered a cost of doing business vs. revenue generator. Employees on the business side were paid well vs. IT people. People on business side were promoted often. Becoming an 'officer' was uncommon for IT people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat IT people with the same respect that you do for Business side!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Happy, and a great enviorment to work

    Receptionist (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI had a wonderful experience, with management and work conditions, pay and duties.

    ConsI cannot recall any cons in my employment, except for the downsize, that caused me and my peers to be laid off. ( due to Enron)

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain your best workers, which is an asset to your company, I would love to work for you again.

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    Good place to work, even with capital being taken out of the US

    Managing Director (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsUS mgmt team made most of the calls for business development. the bank has a global reach to conduct business in many parts of the globe - important for multinational companies.

    ConsAlthough the North American operations were mainly left to sr mgmt in the US, the Dutch did often make the final calls.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt this pt,it's too late. The Dutch CEO manged to sell the company RBS. RBS hit the skids and is now 80+% owned by the UK government.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    overall positive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsExtremely friendly team, very cohesive, fun, and energetic people. Pay was good. I was really satisfying to work there.

    ConsOne of the downsides at the moment of my employment was the restructuring of the company which left a lot of people unsure as to what their future role would be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement had it very hard, because we were going through a merger. I would recommend a bit more openness on their part.

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    Overall good

    Regional Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsWorking at ABN was a great experience with good opportunity for career advancement and enhancement. Supportive environment with average support to balance family and work.

    ConsNeed to improve employee evaluation systems. It was an overall good experience and really don't have many cons to report. I would recommend ABN as an employer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt was an overall good experience and really don't have many cons to report. I would recommend ABN as an employer. Management has vision to continue to grow company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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