Equity Bank Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Equity Bank CEO & Managing Director Dr.James Mwangi
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  1. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Bank

    Pros

    Hours are great, with half day saturday.

    Cons

    Sometimes not clearly defined roles

  2. High performing, but culture lacking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Bank

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

    Pros

    Agressive, dynamic environment, corporately very money motivated.

    Cons

    Cliques affect lower level employees

  3. Great organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Equity Bank full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Growing company that works with people

    Cons

    So much growth its hard to keep up

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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  5. A decent employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R/O
    Former Employee - R/O

    I worked at Equity Bank full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good personal image among the clients

    Cons

    Long working hours that isnt reflected on the salary

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and benefits

  6. Kind of dissapointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at Equity Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    easy to get in, no really hard work

    Cons

    low pay, repetitive work all along

    Advice to Management

    increase pay and fire mid management. Hire more bright people

  7. Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity Bank

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

    Pros

    Company offers one great and wide experience that is valuable in the market
    Easy to grow and develop if career driven

    Cons

    Salary isn't commensurable to work done
    So many talented personnel with great qualifications not fitted in job
    No clear job descriptions

  8. its was a good training ground

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity Bank

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

    Pros

    get a lot of experience especially new innovations and products

    Cons

    salaries not commensurate with the workload

    Advice to Management

    review salary structure

  9. Not the best place to work as a System/ Network Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at Equity Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Working Hours. shifts are allowred

    Cons

    work-income balance; no chance of growth,

    Advice to Management

    improve on office culture and training

  10. Interesting Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at Equity Bank

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

    Pros

    Company at the forefront of social change in financial inclusion
    Working on things that matter to the lowliest of citizens - poor and ignored by traditional banking system
    A large social enterprise with unparalleled dedication to its customer base
    Seem to be open to change (but only if it doesn't threaten parochial interests

    Cons

    Performance evaluations are very arbitrary and the ratings are done on a rudimentary excel sheet (if you are lucky) and probably not diiscussed with employee before being rated
    Rewards loyalty and cronyism over skill and competence
    Feels like one is working for an individual as opposed to an entity - very much tied to the CEO in every sense (even down to approval of certain seemingly minimal expenditure)
    Very traditional - women are not allowed to wear trousers (WTH?!)
    All departments required to work half day on Saturday (which makes you feel like you spend your entire life in the place)
    Didn't allow for company funded (Christmas) parties - employees chipped in for such and had to be informal gatherings

    Advice to Management

    Succession planning esp for the executive leadership - operations very tied to certain individuals and there's a general lack of clarity of what would happen in their absence, not enough staff empowered to take over
    Enhance a culture that is open to skill, talent and new ways of thinking esp. to attract younger workers (who have a very high turnover)
    Allow women to dress as professionals in the 21st century

  11. performance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    leadership ok
    values ok
    benefits add more
    balance work life

    Cons

    improve on policies and personal growth

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