CIMB Group
3.3 of 5 66 reviews
www.cimb.com Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5000+ Employees

CIMB Group Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
CIMB Group – Kuala Lumpur – “CIMB Main Office”

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3.3 66 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

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Dato' Sri Nazir Razak

(37 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Rewarding if you are working investment bank"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great people Strategic location Nice offices"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Slide hard to maintain proper work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "work you long and hard, very competitive environment, some instances of personal agendas and things which do not make sense"
    in 2 reviews
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    it is a nice place to work

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Taipei (Taiwan)

    Prosexcellent exposure to baking environment and opportunities. the unique opportunity to travel and meet new people. it is a nice place to improve the skill

    Consworking in the high pressure environment, i think that is not a bad thing for me because i like to keep myself in the learning mode

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Nice place to work
    - Good salary

    Cons- Not very good culture
    - Not a good place if you like to be challenged

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    Experience at CIMB was not too difficult, fast paced, flat hierarchical system. Long work hours but low pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExperience at CIMB was not too difficult, fast paced, flat hierarchical system. A lot of smart and capable people.

    ConsLong working hours, very low pay, poor internship program with no structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people better

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

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    ProsGood superiors,very understanding
    did allow access to meeting

    Consnot challenging at all, ended up doing mundane work like making powerpoint slides and etc

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

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    Dynamic environment

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros-steep learning curve
    -good compensation
    -great people

    Cons-long working hours, expected to work overtime

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

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    Like it's share performance: mediocre

    Corporate Development (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros- They throw money around like candy. Expect silly base salary, high bonuses even for non-performers....
    - Great regional story
    - Well regarded in its markets

    Cons- Lots of dead-weight employees
    - Management talks innovation but has no idea how to execute
    - Terrible customer service

    Advice to Senior Management- Get the consumer bank right
    - Focus on service instead of launching more and more rubbish products just because Maybank does
    - Pay less money to your employees so some of them leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate Client Solutions is a dynamic place to intern in

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsPicked up vital skills like company financial analysis and discounted cash flow modeling. Office is cohesive. Expect long hours like with any investment banking role, but not as bad as at bulge brackets

    ConsLack of formal training means you really need to pick up skills fast. Improved standardisation would make things for new staff much easier.

    IT systems are atrocious. We're talking about using Windows XP here, and no Microsoft Outlook.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look into operations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good!

    Executive, Financial Capital Market (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Proswhen u report duty, your office mate will help and brief what u need to do. Very friendly. even got politics here, but try to avoid it

    Consterrible politics here. and experience clerk or assistant executive in my place very rude person

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing.

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

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    Good overall working culture with good compensation compared to industry standards

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros1. Good office culture and team
    2. Good compensation in bonus (for malaysian standards)
    3. Opportunity for career progression

    Cons1. Long working hours
    2. Too many staff - difficult to navigate to get important information sometimes
    3. Political in some divisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good exposure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood exposure and great challenge

    Conswork life balance due to resource constraints

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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