Banco Espírito Santo

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Banco Espírito Santo Reviews

Updated March 25, 2014
Updated March 25, 2014
6 Reviews
3.7
6 Reviews
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Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva Salgado
5 Ratings

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Internship in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Banco Espírito Santo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    New reality facing a global bank

    Cons

    formal structure and not many chances to network, working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    BES

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

    I worked at Banco Espírito Santo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    the best bank in Portugal

    Cons

    Small in an european scale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improvre the risk assessment when giving credit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Best work experience till now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Banking Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Business Banking Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Banco Espírito Santo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The working culture, the proximity between workers and the high management, the careers oportunities, the employee´s effort recognition, the balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    Exagerated meetings and dashboards, the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes be closer to the sales force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enriching experience but with lack of opportunities for professional growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Banco Espírito Santo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Competitive industry
    - Solid company
    - High Performance in Portuguese Banking sector but highly affected by the current crisis.
    - Growing in emerging markets

    Cons

    - Very hierarchical and bureaucratic
    - No HR policy: lack of opportunities for professional growth and progression is not always based on merit.
    - Highly dependent on who has access to who.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Assistant

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

    I worked at Banco Espírito Santo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary was ok, trainning was nice.

    Cons

    Long working hours, extra hours are not paid. Lots of pressure

  7.  

    Best Bank to work in Portugal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Controller in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Banco Espírito Santo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Largest Listed Bank in Portugal seeking international growth

    Cons

    Should have a career plan that suits a changing environment with more internal opportunities to move and improve your skills and experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have a career plan that suits a changing environment with more internal opportunities to move and improve your skills and experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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