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DBS Group Holdings Reviews in Singapore, Singapore

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
95 Reviews

3.2
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DBS Group Holdings CEO Piyush Gupta
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good nice people, pretty hardworking, good work life balance can be achieved (in 8 reviews)

  • The brand name in the Asia arena; stability, less cut-throat than other financial firms (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work life balance (70-hour weeks should not be the norm) (in 10 reviews)

  • There is a clear lack of directional leadership from the middle management (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Analyst

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

    Pros

    Rather fast paced, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Hope to have job rotation

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enriching

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

    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
  3.  

    Big company with many prospects

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

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Positioned to grow with the region

    Cons

    Same as many banks, competitive office politics that can undermine work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Innovative, yet very political winner

    • 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)

    Pros

    Very innovative, vast opportunities to participate in strategic change the bank initiatives, CEO is on a roll to deliver record breaking results quarter upon quarter

    Cons

    Extremely siloed and political environment. Although salaries are on par with the industry, benefits aren't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    very friendly working environment

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

    Pros

    It is very well organized, very motivating.

    Cons

    IT support is not very strong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fair enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bank that is growing very rapidly and its growth speed brings on numerous new opportunities for the employees

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

    Pros

    - Stable and overly competitive or political
    - Improving HR benefits
    - Co-workers are genuinely supportive and considerate
    - Very rewarding if you have a supportive boss or if you are in the MAP

    Cons

    - limited overseas exposure or overseas posting
    - no flexible work hours or arrangements (the culture is not deep set yet).
    - can be political as many colleagues have been in DBS for more than 10 years
    - Slow to react and difficult to implement new ideas
    - too many layers of senior management who are not hands on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Greater engagement and transparency
    - More accepting of new ideas and proposal
    - less levels of hierachy through empowerment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top down management

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

    Pros

    Easy to give feedback and view points to Group CEO

    Cons

    Very specialized job scope & lots of red tapes which hinders TAT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce red tapes in order to improve TAT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Motivated team with good learning experience

    Former Employee - Private Bank, BMS  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Private Bank, BMS in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    They take care of you as an intern

    Cons

    Everyone is so busy, you need to catch them at the right time to teach you.

  10.  

    Mixed feeling.

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, the leave is good, the medical benefits are excellent. Monetary wise, a perfect company. Good reputation. Great for stepping stone.

    Cons

    Contact Centre has high attrition rate than normal in 2013 due to a change in management.
    Appraisal was hardly fair. Doubt any attempt to try to be fair in the department. Performance framework is well developed but it is often abused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more competent in strategic decision planning. Build a culture. Integrity is utmost crucial in a bank.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasant working environment

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were relatively sociable and helpful. High autonomy in responsible tasks. Several promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Little opportunities given to mingle with colleagues from other departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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