Ambank Group Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Wokring experience at ambank

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ambank Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice working colleagues, nice bosses

    Cons

    Turnover is v low, and this may hinder career progression


  2. Work on mortgage,hire purchase,personal financing,n all other consumer/retail financing product

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Lending Specialist in Melaka (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Consumer Lending Specialist in Melaka (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Ambank Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independent working environment. No in-house competitor. Not getting worried of sales crossing while you are not around in the office for outdoor marketing activities.

    Cons

    Time management is crucial. U have to organize your schedule wisely as sometimes u needed to spend most times outdoor.


  3. Working in AmBank

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Ambank Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    People are generally kind and nice

    Cons

    A great deal of intervention of the board into management


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  5. Sales Oriented Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Ambank Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment is good, friendly colleagues, although it's a customer oriented bank but the senior management do protect their staff.

    Cons

    Working as front-liner biggest challenge is dealing/alliance with HQ staff for help/enquiry, most of the time no one pick up your call, or keep transferring the call from one to another person.

    Advice to Management

    Review the increment percentage, work life balance for branch operation staff, is Sunday Banking necessary for certain branches because my observation most of the customer visit SB they are housewife who normally visit on weekday as well.


  6. Is is just okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Ambank Group full-time (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment that confort to work at

    Cons

    inefficient HR department that hard to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Management trainee


  7. It's just ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Ambank Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The colleagues are easy going

    Cons

    The HR is not strong enough.

    Advice to Management

    The HR department is the hub of a bank's efficiency. Please enhance the HR department.


  8. Certain departments are messy and needs better direction and planning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambank Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance People are nice Sales staff are competitive, but not to the point of being unethical or cut-throat

    Cons

    Projects/Ideas are carried out without proper planning and many are then left abandoned (or worse, fail) Certain projects are executed, but leaves everyone scratching their heads wondering why it was done in the first place as it only brought more trouble, complaints and sales dropped (bad decisions) Management can sing a different tune every day; asking/saying something and then pulling it back the next day Not much career advancement. It is super hard to get a promotion at Ambank and the yearly increment can be as pathetic as RM15 (not joking) How ironic that when ever anyone complains, the answer is "Ambank ma"

    Advice to Management

    Do not rush to execute things without consulting relevant departments/people. Listen to the ground staff as their opinions are very important. It is very telling when branches complain about bad decisions made by the management.


  9. Senior Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Ambank Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you looking for family type of working environment, then this is the place for you. The people are friendly here and after 6 years here i made quite a few good friends.

    Cons

    1. No career development for existing staff. Management prefer to hire outsider than considering the internal staff. So very hard to get promote unless can you can kipas the senior manager. 2. No work life balance. The senior management appreciate working hard and late rather than working effectively. Although you can finish your work faster, no one will value your work. Those who likes to come early to work and finish late will be rewarded. Those who can effectively manage their work faster than the slow old timer will be rewarded by giving him/her more work. 3. Salary very low compare to industry/market rate. Most people can considerate that because they are comfortable with their friends and the other benefit like medical benefit and the fact that most staff take staff loan -which is lower than commercial interest rate. EPF contribution by empoyer is good. The bonus is average -you can expect 3 moths bonus if you can score 3 points in your KPI. During promotion maybe can get 4 and above (very rare case).

    Advice to Management

    1. Open & listen to staff suggestion-reduce the power distance. 2. Adjust the staff salary t be compatible with market price. 3. Change the old timer at management who doesn't contribute to any value.


  10. Insightful and Enrichment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambank Group

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture: good senior staffs, passionate mentor

    Cons

    Difficult in liaising with other units, lack of formal training by organization

    Advice to Management

    To attract talent: Bank should develop the talent programme for young graduate which is formal training. Secondly, set the expected salary. These two are the core value to attract and retain talent.


  11. One of the worst banks to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Ambank Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a bank so using this company as a kick start to other jobs within the industry is preferable.

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy. Environment feels like GLC and culture varies between Group and other line of businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Need to implement equal opportunities and racial composition.



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