Close Brothers

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Close Brothers Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great opportunities, challenging industry at the moment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Investment in people is excellent.
    Staff engagement is very good.
    Training opportunities are good once you have proved your worth.

    Cons

    Challenging industry to work in with constantly shifting regulation.
    High turnover of staff - particularly Senior Management.
    Not the most inspiring location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve teamwork across the business to avoid duplication of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Undermined, undervalued and underpaid

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

    I worked at Close Brothers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office Culture, was great if you put aside the day to day work, Xmas and summer parties are OK, and the Friday Booze trolley is appealing for a few weeks or so.

    Cons

    Lack of internal mentoring and career progression, lack of senior management focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lovely teams but Difficult to Progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolworth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolworth, England (UK)

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Support from direct management
    - Profitable, successful company
    - Excellent benefits / salary

    Cons

    - Covering your back
    - Complicated process
    - Lack of communication and personable approach from senior management
    - Limited career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in Employee Development and keeping good people happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Close Brothers as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Recognition for good work
    - Training opportunities
    - Independent working / decision making encouraged

    Cons

    Low pay compared to peers

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Arbeit in einem Aufwand der führenden Investmentbanken, der M&A-Mechanismen verlangt, aber man verdient wie in einer Boutique. Working in a M&A machinery requiring bulge bracket effort paying boutique salaries.

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

    I worked at Close Brothers full-time (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Viel Arbeit zu tun.

    Lot's of work to do.

    Cons

    Verkäufe überwiegen Mandate auf jede Weise, man zählt die Umsetzung als zweites in jeder Hinsicht.

    Pitches outweight mandates in all regards ranking execution second in every respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ihren mittel- bis langfristigen Ruf in Betracht ziehen.

    Take in consideration your mid to long term reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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