ABN AMRO Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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ABN AMRO Chairman, Managing Board Gerrit Zalm
Gerrit Zalm
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Pros
  • Work atmosphere is relax and there is a significant work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Very professional work environment, sensitive towards employees (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is not adequate enough, had their favourites and played staff members against each other (in 7 reviews)

  • Development opportunity are limited in the sense that most of the learning resources are in Dutch (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Overall very happy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time

    Pros

    Large international company
    Great benefits
    Many opportunities within company

    Cons

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

  2. Relationship Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABN AMRO

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bank to work with.

    Cons

    Challenges faced by a small bank

  3. IT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABN AMRO

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Flexible hours. OK office.

    Cons

    Bad management. Zero understanding of the issues at hand and no budget to fix them.

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  5. Interesting work in enterprise development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ABN AMRO full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting projects working with the latest Microsoft Enterprise tools. Quality engineers with a reasonable level of experience. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not implementing fully implementing agile methodologies. Office environment is rather dated. Still using antiquated hierarchical management style. different areas of engineering function in silos.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about best practices and methodologies.

  6. Good Start, Bad End

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn the business

    Cons

    Typical European infrastructure will be its undoing. Bloated, hierarchical.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat.

  7. It is really a European Bank

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Scattered planning in the US

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you really want to be in the US

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

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ABN AMRO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

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

  9. I liked it. I would still be there.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Th group worked as real team.

    Cons

    They moved to Conn. as part of a merger

  10. Helpful (2)

    Not an ideal place to work.

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    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ABN AMRO full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Close to Union Station and many restaurants close by.

    Cons

    IT 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 Management

    You should hire qualified/trained management.

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

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    Former Employee - QA Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    IT 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 Management

    Treat IT people with the same respect that you do for Business side!

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