Banco do Brasil Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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Banco do Brasil CEO Alexandre Correa Abreu
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  1. great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Banco do Brasil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, ambience, challenging, average salary is good, job security

    Cons

    state-owned company, civil servants mentality, nobody gets fired


  2. Treasury Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Banco do Brasil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity - must speak portuguese in order to succed

    Cons

    no career or salary growth

    Advice to Management

    career opportunities should be given


  3. Fair enough for a semi-public job.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Clerk
    Former Employee - Bank Clerk

    I worked at Banco do Brasil

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

    Pros

    Good career path if you are good at sales.

    Cons

    Not such a good career path otherwise.


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  5. Great benefits

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

    I worked at Banco do Brasil full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great! 100% covered health insurance, match 401K, 3 weeks paid vacations

    Cons

    Not a place to grown a make a career. It's a job not a career.

    Advice to Management

    Value more your employees and be impartial.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Favoritism is their key practice - Great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communication and Logistics Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Communication and Logistics Operator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Banco do Brasil full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, the bank pays 100% of medical, dental, STD and LTD. You don't need a lot of experience to be hired, they just need to like you. Great place to start, learn and move on. Best department to work is Compliance.

    Cons

    The managers give unfair preferential treatment to the ones they like the most (Raise, Bonus Amount). Career advancement will never happen unless you become friends with the 2 managers, but remember you gotta agree with them at all times. It's a bank from Brazil in US but they still think they are in Brazil. All the high level executive managers come from Brazil, they stay here for a few years and go back, all they care is their promotion when they go back. The NY and Miami think they are better than everybody else and they demand to be helped right away. They often tell employees "If you leave there are a huge line outside waiting to take your spot", so no asking for raises lol. The HR manager used to be a recruiter in Miami, she does not even know how to login their ADP HRIS system and she gets aggravated when you know more than her. If you are a native US Citizen they will not bother you much as long you do your job. I could go on and on with the list.

    Advice to Management

    Implement policies and follow them. Bonus and promotions should be given by performance not favoritism. The high level executives should have a training about the Labor Laws in US before starting their job.


  7. Comfortable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banco do Brasil

    Pros

    nice people, 35hour work week, free medical for family

    Cons

    dead end job, low pay

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees


  8. Great environment, lousy salaries...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Banco do Brasil full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very laid back work environment, people very friendly. Excellent fringe benefits.

    Cons

    Not competitive salaries for non-brasilians.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust salaries to market, even though your benefits are Ok. This will stop quality employee turnover.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Dead end job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Teller in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Teller in New York, NY

    I have been working at Banco do Brasil full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. 100% paid health insurance, 401k Stable job since they rarely fire people. Pretty easy tasks.

    Cons

    Every department Totally unorganized. Not a lot of opportunities to grow in the company. A lot of poor educated employees. Good for an entry level person with no experience and no expectations.


  10. Helpful (2)

    If you're not Brazilian, be ready for a cultural shock.

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

    I have been working at Banco do Brasil full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, job security.

    Cons

    Low salaries, extreme bureaucracy, low efficiency, mediocre leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Management should act and lead in accordance with US industry standards.


  11. The culture really benefits the working environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - IT Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL

    I worked at Banco do Brasil full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Along with this, working with Brazilians is a huge treat because of how much closer the people always make you feel. Having worked with individuals from all around the world, they tend to be some of the most welcoming. The bank itself is also great. Many happy customers. It was rated among the top 5 in all of South America.

    Cons

    It took a very long time for me to be recognized with a pay raise despite working diligently for a long time. Some workers are a bit too laid back, and this can be frustrating when you have to cover their weight.



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