Banco do Brasil
3.0 of 5 17 reviews
www.bb.com.br Brasília, D.F., Brazil 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 5, 2014

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Aldemir Bendine

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment, everyone is extremely friendly and work load is not too crazy

    ConsPromotions don't come easy at BB NY

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    Ok company if you're a Brazilian, if you're not Brazilian, find other options ASAP.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- Some friendly folks there and they try to keep the atmosphere fun.
    - Learn a lot a lot about Brazilian culture and business ethics/systems.
    - Salary is on par with the industry average.

    Cons- I find myself plateauing and not learning anything, yet promotions are very very hard to come by for Americans or non-Brazilians. Not a single American manager in the bank.
    - Management is pretty dysfunctional. Some good folks there, but then there are some who have no clue about managing American employees with American business values.
    - Some managers are educated, but some have no clue and must rely on third world/street tactics (that would be unacceptable elsewhere yet OK here) to get the job done.

    Advice to Senior Management- Can't give real advice. They're doing a good job of keeping a Brazilian company for Brazilians.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learning experience, a good place to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and great working hours

    ConsNon competitive salaries and do not believe on employee retention

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to value and compensate the employees better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of work, not so much lots of recompensation/remunaration.

    Adm Assistant (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsLots of work, normally good work environment, friendly, good benefits such as medical, dental, 401K plan, nice work schedule and paid holidays.

    ConsLots of work, not so much lots of recompensation or remunaration, not so much training or tuition reimbursement, no TV in teh break room

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should get to review each and all employees performance more closely and have a plan to motivate employees, specially in the annual performance evaluation process

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    Good company to work for if you are Brazilian and just want a dead end job.

    Administrative (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou have good benefits, 100% coverage for employee + family.

    ConsRude and uneducated staff.
    Very low compensation compared to similar jobs in American companies.
    They lie about work schedule and job duties on the interview.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a training program for new employees.
    Make sure managers treat employees with respect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Something good for Portuguese speakers with some education and few options.

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIf you want to jump into the Finance\Banking Industry is a great place to start. Just don't stay there for too long or your career will end up dead.
    It's a laid back environment with a lot of exposure to Brazilian culture, if that is something that you're looking for.
    Benefits are good, 100% coverage, including family.
    Work week is 35 hours.

    ConsIt may sound a cliché, but management is totally dysfunctional. The reason for that is that upper management comes from Brazil for 5 years turns at the Bank. That creates a lack of continuity in leadership and in the long term planing and execution of long term projects. Every 5 years is a merry go round...
    Brazil is very different from the US and the Managers that come from there have a hard time adjusting to the US culture, laws and regulations and US employees. That causes a lot of misunderstanding and lack communications between US based employees and Brazilian Managers.
    Very little chances of career advancement for non-Brazilians at any level.
    Lots of red tape, low productivity, low efficiency and low moral.
    The IT dept is a joke, no real vision and extreme RED tape for anything regarding technology. Again the top IT Managers are from Brazil and they rotate every 5 years.
    One very important thing to be aware is that Banco do Brasil is majority controlled by the Brazilian government (60%). Top management positions at the Bank are all political. Brazilian government and politics are well know for the extreme bureaucracy and high corruption, but things are getting better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some experienced US based and US educated senior Management and let them rule the ship regarding US operations and US employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too corporative

    Clerk (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNice enviromment to work, good bonus and they provide Health and Life insurance

    ConsNo work progress for clerks at all

    Advice to Senior ManagementFurther Investments in staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company! Familiar relashionship!

    Manager of Care and Services (Current Employee)
    Curitiba (Brazil)

    ProsCareer planing, salary, benefits, size

    ConsThe salary floats according to your current position. If you fall to a lower level, you just take the fix part of your salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative (Former Employee)
    Recife, Pernambuco (Brazil)

    Prosthe great learning value chain bank of Brazil

    Consthe flow of activities within the institution for intern's was small.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore activities to give their interns, those that have received were very valuable, but give more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Many career oportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey invest a lot in your professional education

    ConsFix pay. Your performance doesn't matter too much

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