Standard Chartered Bank
3.5 of 5 552 reviews London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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a 'start up' atmosphere but without the sleekness required to maneuver efficiently

IT Analyst (Current Employee)
Raffles Park (Singapore)

Prospeople are very helpful and international, good benefits ie. health insurance, # of days of vacation.
The company is very flexible -- if you find something you're good at, you can create your own job position and find support around you. You would never find this kind of thing at a more structured organization

Consbureaucracy often gets in the way of progress (this is true for all organizations, but even more so at SCB)
compensation is below market level
senior management often goes in circles around issues and don't contribute to any amount of work
there aren't enough low level hires to do the work

Advice to Senior Managementfocus more on retaining talent and you'll get a lot more out of people have already been with the organization for a few years rather than letting them go because it's cheaper to bring in new talent. Often times, this new talent ends up being overpaid senior management who don't contribute to any significant amount of work

Stop outsourcing your core competencies. Build a strong base in only one location, and the efficiency of the company is sure to go up tenfold. Too often, problems are blamed on distance, time zones, and poor communication.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning and lots of opportunity given the growth in the bank

    Product Control (Former Employee)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros: Banking is growing and opportunities will always be there Cons: lack good protocal compare to bigger banks Advice to Senior Management: Risk monitoring More
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    Sink or swim,

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros: Providing you are aggressive and a political animal you will do well - opportunities will open up to you very quickly. Great development… Cons: You are left to fend for yourself, not a culture of offering proactive support to set you up for success. Weak culture in China as… Advice to Senior Management: Look beyond the packaging, focus culture on quality long term… More
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