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Updated Jul 12, 2014

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    Engaging and fun

    Supervision Analyst (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsLots of opportunities to make a difference, learn and grow as a junior employee, especially in supervision (Insurance/Banking/Pensions) where you can literally go straight out of college into the boardroom. Excellent compensation at a junior level, on par with top private sector employers and competitive with junior London financial sector salaries once you factor in the cost of living. Flexible working hours and good work/life balance. Large training budget per employee.

    ConsNot very meritocratic at the more senior levels, promotions to management are mostly driven by internal politics, in some cases resulting in very poor management. Together with poor compensation at these levels, this lack of opportunities results in most good people leaving after a couple of years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good be a stimulating place if they didn't have such bad managers

    Beleidsmaker (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsFlexible work hours, like the possibility to work from home once a week. Societal relevance of work. Opportunities to follow educational courses on the job.

    ConsSalary for starting professionals is good. But salaries for seniors is relatively low. That's why the people working there are either inexperienced but driven (starters), or experienced but passive and not very skilled (otherwise they would have found job at another company with twice the salary). Several older people who are ' biting their time' until pension.

    No eye for diversity. There are two people in the whole company who have a dark skin, and there is one of Moroccan descent. Predominantly white males. Via EC guidelines DNB prescribes a certain diversity on boards of the banks and insurers they supervise, but they don't comply with this themselves.

    Bad managers. The people who get promoted are the people who know how to kick down and suck up. Save a few exceptions, DNB managers are selfish and not exactly people managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so afraid of diversity; make it a priority. Having the same kind of people eases forming an internal consensus, but it can also make myopic, as we have seen DNB be before the crisis already. Related to this, keep in mind: You're serving the Dutch tax payers, not the banks. Some managers up into the board seem to forget this sometimes.

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

     

    Social not decent, dishonnest

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, work salary balance. About 26 employee associations for entertainment. Art collection.

    ConsNegative and fearful culture and working place. Obsolite knowledge of financial markets and organizational social coherence. Personal positions culture, not based on results, but on non performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace most of the division directors and head of teams. Go for ICT, work with (not against) partners outside your own building and update knowledge.

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    A typical government like organisation.

    Service Manager (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsTake care of their employees.

    ConsLack of leadership, Lack of capable managers. More about politics than results.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake decisions. Dare to manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work

    Policy Advisor (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsSmart people to learn from, great development opportunities, 4 days a week, flat organization.

    ConsFew opportunities to get promoted, political environment.

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

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLinear Management, Transparency , good working environment,International culture.

    ConsFrequent changes in governance structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bureaucratic

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt provides good work life balance.

    ConsIt is a bureaucratic environment, things pace a bit slower than private sector.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake thing move a bit...

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work culture and benefits

    Conslot of data but not enough technology support

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, long standing company, good product, they purchase many great brands - Hoovers Inc for example, strong Austin TX based company.

    ConsToo many management changes, once that gets taken care of they will be able to focus on growth again. Re-investment in technology, looking towards the future and how to integrate is where they need to focus, but they do not.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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