Arab National Bank Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
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Abdullatif Hamad Al-Jabr
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  1. Lack of direction

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

    I have been working at Arab National Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Nice people, and stable company

    Cons

    Lack of vision, no many politics at the senior levels. HR staff are really nice, but HR system is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Set up clear vision, GM to set goals and directions, Department to set up their road map to achieve the goals. HR system to be more systematic and have clear standard toward personnel's appraisal.


  2. Easy and Friendly place to work

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

    I worked at Arab National Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Experienced and helping team members No work pressure Nice pay

    Cons

    chances for then career growth is less did not get chance to learn new things


  3. Work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Operational Risk SME in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Head Operational Risk SME in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Arab National Bank full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Job stability, less politics, no work stress

    Cons

    Less bonus and slow career progress

    Advice to Management

    Reduce excess staff and revise bonus and other benefits structure


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  5. bussiness anlyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Al Qaţīf (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Al Qaţīf (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Arab National Bank as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organize information into a table, chart, or list and look for a pattern 
Try to make the problem worse
 Compare situations with and without the problem
 Consider multiple causes and interactions 
Consider non-linear effects

    Cons

    not consider linear effect in the work


  6. It was a nice experience to work with Arabs for the first time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Arab National Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    One of the biggest financial institutions in KSA with branches all over the country and in some other countries.

    Cons

    There is perception that locals and western employees are top in salary scale and Asians are way below this scale.

    Advice to Management

    Salary should commensurate the skills and experience and not because of your nationality


  7. Admin Manager & Assistant Compliance Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Manager & Assistant Compliance Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Administrative Manager & Assistant Compliance Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Arab National Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There are very few good aspects in this bank. The bank is good, but the people are like leech worms, expect to few.

    Cons

    It is just a like a Zoo to work there... Because, very few people have professionalism & solve the unexpected debacles. Hate Tanami Co., Bank's affiliated Co. a lot. Down alley garbage Co. And, how on the earth, they have done business with them.

    Advice to Management

    The Management thinks about only work going... but never thinks about Employees suffering & problems. Double standards are the one which is leading everyone contribute less & exit from the bank earlier. A Management is also an employee & he will also come under the Mountain 1 DAY. Advice cannot change the environment, but at least moral ethics from Islaam shall change, the rest I leave it Allaah (SWT).


  8. Helpful (1)

    ANB - nice place to work, but some things to watch for

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

    I worked at Arab National Bank

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hierarchy is not a constraint and good ideas are always encouraged regardless of where you are in the organization. Senior management is accessible and more often than not, are willing to listen.

    Cons

    Performance management and appraisals are a real challenge, with no real scientific manner in which the process gets completed - more often than not, its left to the sole judgement of the immediate supervisor as to how much bonus/increments should be given - not enough checks & balances in the system to root out bias.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly a lot more focus needs to be provided to keep employees motivated, wanted and challenged. Its important to be fair and perhaps more important to be completely transparent.



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