Equity Bank
2.8 of 5 11 reviews
www.equitybank.co.ke Nairobi, Kenya 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 5, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Equity Bank CEO & Managing Director Dr.James Mwangi

Dr.James Mwangi

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great organization

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsGrowing company that works with people

    ConsSo much growth its hard to keep up

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A decent employer

    R/O (Former Employee)

    ProsGood personal image among the clients

    ConsLong working hours that isnt reflected on the salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaries and benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    neither here nor there

    Relationship Officer (Current Employee)
    Nairobi (Kenya)

    Prosmedical cover, many internal opportunities

    Consworking for long hours, doing a lot of manual work, micromanaging bosses

    Advice to Senior Managementif you could stop with the ego issues, great. and internet access, it is 2014!

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

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    It was awesome.

    IT Support Officer (Former Employee)
    Nairobi (Kenya)

    ProsYou are in position to learn how to manage yourself.

    ConsI had to learn some IT concepts which I didn't have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStaff training should be emphasized.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent exposure but compensation and benefits wanting...

    ICT Applications Support (Current Employee)
    Nairobi (Kenya)

    ProsExcellent exposure to ICT Systems
    Dynamic environment

    ConsCompensation and benefits vis-a-vie the work load is lower that industry average

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove compensation and benefits

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

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    average to poor performance state

    Channel Administrative (Former Employee)
    Nairobi (Kenya)

    Prosexposure and experience good. growth too possible

    Conswork environment not good, need to improve a lot on HR related issues

    Advice to Senior Managementbuild policies and employee protection structures

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Non caring attitude to staff members

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-bank have earned itself good image for its mentor ship programme
    -A good place to start off your career for fresh graduates

    Cons-unprofessional operation managers/credit managers who harass and demotivate the 'officers'

    Advice to Senior Managementtake all our middle level managers for refresher courses on management
    -check on your employees packages particularly those who have vast experience in the bank and are still non- degree holders.

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    my experience is fantastic and I feel great becase Equity Bank has rnabled me to be part of an empowering programme

    Cashier/Teller (Current Employee)
    Eldoret (Kenya)

    ProsIt has helped me beof relevance in the society by being a medium of empowering people especially of low income in the society.It has also awakane my by exposing me to the modern world of businnes and the current afairs by instiling useful knowledge in me.aIt has also enabled me interact with a variety of people from varioue fields and backgrounds thus creating a global united village

    ConsThe only con Id say is the pressure and competition we face from othet banks.This has inturn piled pressure on us but with the steely determination we have as a bank enables us overcome this chqllenge

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement should remqin focused and come up with innovative ideas that willl help us outdo our competitors.Also they should be a role model so that other employees can look up to them and work towards achieving the set targets and gials.aLastly the management should put their trust in Goe because He is the who holds the bank and enables it to run

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst experience ever. Staff not well taken care of

    Branch Manager (Former Employee)
    Nairobi (Kenya)

    ProsYou get experience and leave

    ConsPoor pay, staff being undermined

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to change

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

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    A great place to Learn

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Nairobi (Kenya)

    ProsI was on the mentorship program out of high school. Good opportunity.
    - The CEO gives a lot of attention to this program
    - Good training programs

    Cons- A lot of grunt work-
    - Lower pay compared to other banks
    - Retail Banking is mindless and very repetitive

    Advice to Senior Management- Management should probably increase remuneration for full-time employees.
    - Increase department rotation.
    - Overall the senior management seemed unmotivated

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