BNY Mellon

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BNY Mellon Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,481 Reviews
2.9
1,481 Reviews
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BNY Mellon Chairman, President and CEO Gerald Hassell
Gerald Hassell
459 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance in my department, but not in all areas of the company (in 136 reviews)

  • Many good benefits, however, management was not proactive in developing talent (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth, salaries at lower end in the industry and merit increases are close to zero (in 32 reviews)

  • Plenty of talk but no regard for work life balance (in the technology sector) (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Had fun but lousy pay.

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Everyone knew Me and I knew everyone. I was everyone's go to person for solutions.

    Cons

    Everything else. Upper management didn't care about anyone but their wallets. Penny pinching was their specialty. Could have a great review and will only get a 1% raise and the bonuses, if given, were a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing and focus on "keeping the talent".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    BNY Mellon

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. People genuinely care about each other. Challenging work. Managers care and do their best in a very challenging industry that hasn't recovered from the financial collapse.

    Cons

    There is a heavy reliance on reducing expenses because of the revenue challenges. Firm is going to be left behind in some areas by not keeping up with technology advances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on technology for the next generation (don't just play catch up). Sell some of the businesses to focus on better profitable areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    VP

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    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at BNY Mellon

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Lot's of good people who want to do a good job

    Cons

    Workload was huge. Hard to get everything done. Little guidance from senior management on priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clearer about what needs to be done. People can't do everything you want them to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start, but depends on the economy and the performance of other firms.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Trust Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Trust Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate Trust is a decent place to start. You can learn the business of structured finance here but you will need to dig deep and make connections. I worked in the DT NYC office, nice place to work, great location. The hours were good too, allowing for a good W/L balance.

    Cons

    Slow pace for promotion. Your survival depends on economy and how well other asset management firms are doing thus determining the need for a trustee. The work can get tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate your people to expand their knowledge base enabling them to troubleshoot problems independently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company Culture

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is so engaging in what they do and how effective they work.

    Cons

    We are given so much work but isn't recognized as we should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's very difficult to move up within the company. Promoting from within is applying for another job in the department above your current pay grade

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits and training, however the hierarchical management style is hard to move up in. Hard work isn't rewarded.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, training, opportunities to learn in other areas within company horizontally

    Cons

    Management style, promotions, low compensation for the amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees more by learning what they do and placing yourself in their shoes. Invest more in tech.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work-life balance and people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNY Mellon

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, huge global organization to network, good people.

    Cons

    Low merit increases and bonuses, limited growth and advancement.

  9.  

    Not Bad; Not Great

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    Current Employee - Modeler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Modeler in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BNY Mellon

    Pros

    not very busy. people are friendly and respectful

    Cons

    not very challenging. people get satisfied with what works, not what's good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It has been an interesting journey.

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at BNY Mellon

    Pros

    Secure for long term, almost independent of market as earnings are mostly service based

    Cons

    This is one of the oldest banks in the USA, It can be difficult to move upwards as this is a typical red tape corporation with 50,000+ employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break it up into smaller lines of business along but share the central services such as IT. Also, get rid of the dead wood that have been using real estate and earnings, Reward the result oriented employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An overall good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNY Mellon

    Pros

    This was my first professional job. I did not intend to get into banking, it really just happened. I was lucky enough to work with a great group of people and I definitely learned a lot about the business. I will say I learned more about the business world then anything.

    Cons

    The pay is not so glamorous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall good job.

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