DBS Bank Reviews in Singapore, Singapore

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
181 Reviews
3.3
181 Reviews
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DBS Bank Chief Executive Officer Piyush Gupta
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits such as high number of leaves and medical coverage (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, willing to help one another mostly (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • relatively not easy to achieve work-life balance as the job needs great effort from employees (in 10 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and inefficient practices (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Clear vision but will take time to realise.

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    • 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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, compensation, clear leadership at top.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat hierarchical in the middle ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to the employees below VP level to get a better understanding of how things work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good prospect but not highest paid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at DBS Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large customer based, learn the basics.

    Cons

    Very rigid, it is generally much stricter than other banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering more opportunities given for promotion or management post rather than hiring people from outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good. Could be better.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Executive  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Bank Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Staff are pampered.

    Cons

    people, leadership are quite snobbish and unfriendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Need to be politically savvy, not much recognition for talent. Politics takes priority over talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and benefits.
    Good brand to work for.

    Cons

    Lacks in technology Strategy. Though employee benefits are good, employee welfare is not a priority. Very superficial.

    Training not in line with role performed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee welfare needs to be one of the priorities . Especially mental health.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at DBS Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, yearly allowances to visit attraction/gym

    Cons

    long working hours no work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Rather fast paced, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Hope to have job rotation

  8.  

    Not a very inspiring place to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Being the premier flag ship of Singapore has its benefits.

    Cons

    You will do well if you can navigate the political mine field. Growth of an employee depends on political affiliations and not on his/ her competency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    DBS Bank

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Associate Retail Banking (Sales)  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Graduate Associate Retail Banking (Sales) in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Challenging platform for one to learn the ropes of the trade.
    DBS is legitimate and has a good branding.

    Cons

    Too much work.
    KPIs are quite hard.
    A big push on insurance sales instead of things like unit trusts.
    Getting your leave approved is a luxury.
    Fail to explain the employment package fully before individuals sign the contract.
    Under-promise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Enriching

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of leave, lots of banking benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, low bonus despite CEO saying how wonderful the year has been

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into pay for support staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice company, really care about her people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at DBS Bank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to accumulate some work experience , especially for freshers

    Cons

    Not much structured training and expect you to start work at once

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