DBS Bank

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DBS Bank Reviews in Singapore, Singapore

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
219 Reviews
3.5
219 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life balance seems to depend on the individual (in 12 reviews)

  • good benefits, yearly allowances to visit attraction/gym (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • There was not a lot of work life balance and the hour were very long (in 23 reviews)

  • No work life balance & long working hours (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    NA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at DBS Bank

    Pros

    Bank has growth potential considering one bank in Asia which has global outlook

    Cons

    Management culture is very megalomaniac.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great focus on innovation

    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at DBS Bank

    Pros

    Management focuses a lot on process improvement and innovation. A dynamic place to work in.

    Cons

    People here still tend to put in long hours at work.

  3.  

    Great Internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at DBS Bank as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work here is that the department I had internship at has very nice colleagues. For office culture, I notice that there is hardly any politics, or maybe it is because my internship was too short for me to notice anything. Everyone was very helpful and nice, and I managed to learn quite a lot from the supervisors. The supervisors are very nice to the interns, and they have lunch frequently with us (approx 10 pax). Over lunch sessions, we got to know each other better, and they share their work experiences with us too. On special occasions like birthdays, the company celebrates birthdays on monthly basis, which helps everyone to bond.

    Cons

    I feel that there is not much cons at all. Everything is already expected at such an environment. For training, my supervisor did assign me to someone, and I learnt along the way. As for personal growth, I believe that there are so much to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that the management can provide a little more training, and possibly let us gain more experience. Overall, good job on everything, I had a great experience here as an intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at DBS Bank full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - HR policies, benefits, etc

    Cons

    - Tons of processes and slow moving initiatives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    i dont like the work environment here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at DBS Bank as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    work location is good (at marina bay financial center)

    Cons

    too many singaporeans, culture not diversed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at DBS Bank as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and prospect is very good

    Cons

    Work hours are quite intense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bancassurance in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Bancassurance in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at DBS Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging in a very competitive manner

    Cons

    Weekends burnt and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship with DBS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at DBS Bank as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    DBS has a very nurturing culture where everyone constantly supports and motivates each other in whatever we do. There are also opportunities to speak to the senior management members to gather feedbacks to improve. There is also work life balance at work. It is definitely a good place to work in.

    Cons

    Depending on which department you are in, some roles require OT due to the urgency of the tasks on hand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad place if you want a stable job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at DBS Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus, good trainings available, generally friendly culture

    Cons

    Strategy not aligned among different departments, not very innovative, every departments need to be working together to achieve common goal - therefore KPI across departments have to be aligned, middle management needs to be trained more how to lead their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good strategies required buy in from everyone - from top to bottom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very Good Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at DBS Bank full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the staffs are happy and proud to be part of the family. This is important and great. They are knowledgable too.

    Cons

    Quite structured. Some people has the tendency to work longer than they are required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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