EBRD Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti
Suma Chakrabarti
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, a lot of traveling involved (in 6 reviews)

  • Job security - nobody ever gets fired (even if they suck consistently) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • senior management needs a serious turnaround (in 6 reviews)

  • Politics/favouritism etc are even worse than in private sector despite having less to share (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Fast, fun paced and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Secretary
    Former Employee - Secretary

    I worked at EBRD full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits with 2 weeks vacation available immediately upon hiring. Company parties and retreats.

    Cons

    Resident offices are a little disconnected from London


  2. EBRD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EBRD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, work-life balance, international community

    Cons

    Little career progression, too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Invest in youth. Get rid if rules that make no sense


  3. Great please to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EBRD (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Great subsidised canteen Really nice people at the bank, can be very friendly

    Cons

    Can be hard to move around the organisation


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  5. interesting projects

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EBRD (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Bank has a good mission and provides the opportunity to work on interesting projects

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the proliferation of management positions


  6. EBRD

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Banking in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Banking in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EBRD

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, strong close nit teams, sense of drive to succeed to fulfil bank's mandate, knowledge sharing and learning ability and good work life balance. Great benefits. Longevity across the bank people tend to stay to build career here for years and even decades.

    Cons

    low to average on total compensation. bureaucratic.


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    Current Employee - Senior Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Officer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EBRD

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the bank has a very good work-life balance, management is supportive if you need time off

    Cons

    the bank is very bureaucratic and old fashioned, there are no changes for a long time, people do not leave, stay there for 20 years


  8. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EBRD full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, friendly and capable colleagues, work-life balance

    Cons

    low turnover among senior management, too much influenced by policical/county issues


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    Secure

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and reputation of the org, access to international org career

    Cons

    Bureaucratic slow lack of budget to make things happen, high turnover in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Too political


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great exposure over countries of operations

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * depending on the sector teams - but great deal flow * senior bankers who know their stuff * work life balance

    Cons

    * too few juniors vs. senior staff * HR is terrible and never on your side * no job security if you are in a short-term contract (they keep rolling them)


  11. Helpful (1)

    The best days are behind us...

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can still make a difference if you manage to navigate the organisation.

    Cons

    Increasingly hierarchical, losing focus on operations, follow-the-leader cult. HR is useless, and increasingly fad-driven. Increasing job insecurity for junior staff is tilting the organisation to inverse pyramid structure, and will create big problems soon.

    Advice to Management

    Increasing complexity and bureaucracy is not the way to take the EBRD forward. Get the headcount cap removed.



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