Banco Espírito Santo Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banco Espírito Santo

    Pros

    Good place to learn and gain professinal experience

    Cons

    No future career progression expectations

  2. Great learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Business and Transactional Banking in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - International Business and Transactional Banking in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Banco Espírito Santo

    Pros

    If you're starting your carer this was like working in a big four, as the environment is very business oriented and with continuous internal opportunities to develop your carer in other countries and or departments.

    Cons

    Sometimes it might be difficult to understand the power tensions that might make you move forward inside the organisation, but just be nice and open minded as in any other company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a boss oriented company, where you better please the all mighty boss if you want to move on the success ladder!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Amazing

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    • 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 (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
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  5. BES

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Banco Espírito Santo as an intern (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
  6. Best work experience till now

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    • 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 (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
  7. Enriching experience but with lack of opportunities for professional growth

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    • 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 (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
  8. Best Bank to work in Portugal

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    • 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 (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
  9. Verkaufsassistentin Sales Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Das Gehalt war okay, die Einarbeitung hat Spaß gemacht.

    Salary was ok, trainning was nice.

    Cons

    Lange Arbeitszeiten, Überstunden werden nicht bezahlt. Großer Druck

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

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