ABN AMRO Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
95 Reviews
3.5
95 Reviews
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ABN AMRO Chairman, Managing Board Gerrit Zalm
Gerrit Zalm
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is reasonable concern for work-life balance, but not to the extent of being emphasized (in 14 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Weak senior management with limited vision or execution capability (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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Employee 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.  

    Good Start, Bad End

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn the business

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Scattered planning in the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you really want to be in the US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

    Pros

    Th group worked as real team.

    Cons

    They moved to Conn. as part of a merger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    You should hire qualified/trained management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Happy, and a great enviorment to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ABN AMRO

    Pros

    US 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    overall positive

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

    I worked at ABN AMRO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    One 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO

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