ABN AMRO Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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ABN AMRO Chairman, Managing Board Gerrit Zalm
Gerrit Zalm
30 Ratings

Pros
  • Work atmosphere is relax and there is a significant work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • good atmosphere, relaxed, happy, good salary, great work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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

  • You should know Dutch perfectly (in 10 reviews)

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115 Employee Reviews

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  1. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries and bonuses, good health insurance, good vacation days, and a great training program for the growth of employees.

    Cons

    In some countries they have a employees union that even though look after the benefits of employees it creates a bad work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking care of your employees in terms of pay and benefits, try to reduce the unions that really create bad work environment.


  2. Visionary and enabling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great management structure - some good, some bad. That's to be expected. In balance, the machine worked well. With structure and process driven by the Dutch parent company, and innovation and drive from the North American subsidiaries, and cost -cutting operational methods from Latin American presence, this company had a good thing going.

    Cons

    RBS bought us out and screwed everything up for everyone.


  3. Loved this company! Would still be there if I could have stayed!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everything was great! I enjoyed the people I worked with and remain in contact with several of them.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of saying bad about this company. Only downside was that they sold my division and the new owners shut us down.


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  5. "A Mixed G=Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABN AMRO

    Pros

    Flat organizational structure allows for decent employee dialogue

    Cons

    European and international focus is sometimes at the expense of US.


  6. Relationship Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Interesting work in enterprise development

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Good Start, Bad End

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. It is really a European Bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. 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.



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