Garantibank
3.0 of 5 12 reviews
www.garanti.com.tr Istanbul, Turkey 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 17, 2014

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Ergun Özen

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Management Trainee (Current Employee)
Istanbul (Turkey)

I have been working at Garantibank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompany culture. Compensation packages. People.

Garanti is an always-evolving company. Has a strong name in the country as well as globally. Their new partnership with another global giant BBVA has made Garanti a strong player.

Company culture is a plus. Other than the work life, company provides a platform for their employees where they can be more active, such as interest clubs, teams etc.

Many perks and advantages.. health package including dental and eye, discounted products and services from various providers.

People who work at Garanti are selected people from various backgrounds. Garanti believes in its people and willingly invests in them. Various trainee programs or individual classes are made available each year, either to improve a skill set or explore on one of your interests.

ConsLong hours. Sometimes work-life balance gets out of control, but they are actively working to make it significantly better.

Sometimes too much hierarchy. This may be understandable since it is a highly regulated industry and hierarchy is a proactive way of preventing high-impact mistakes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dissatisfied training , poor job salary , no intense of HR policy ,

CREDITS (Current Employee)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

I have been working at Garantibank full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLocation , good foods and beverages , nice friendship.

ConsThese areas of improvement should also be internal components reflective of the bank’s physical and human resources.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very nice experience!

Infrastructure Officer (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

I have been working at Garantibank full-time for more than a year

ProsGood climate, a lot of nice people.

ConsToo much attention to satisfy senior management, sometime forgetting the right goals.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have many treasures in you personnel, don't lose them.

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

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Analyst (Former Employee)
Istanbul (Turkey)

I worked at Garantibank full-time for more than a year

ProsNice place to work for

ConsLong working hours, stressful environment

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for but not so great managers any more

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Istanbul (Turkey)

I worked at Garantibank full-time for more than 8 years

Pros- A big and rich company, has a lot of power when your manager is willing to provide you opportunities.

Cons- Don't pay high salaries
- Company is in decline, lost many of it's good managers and employees.
- The time you spend in the office (whether you work or not) is more important than how much you really contribute.

Advice to Senior Management- Keep an eye on the employees. You've lost a lot of good people, which is the reason why the company is no longer as good as 10 years ago.
- Current less talented managers are mainly focused on keeping their positions, than being productive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting sales experience, but stupid and disrespectful employees

Telesales Representative (Former Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

I worked at Garantibank full-time for more than a year

ProsEducated environment, a few smart people, very neat offices --which is standard for a bank

ConsWorking in a bank environment can be stressful; colleagues are very stuck up and arrogant; also, depends on the colleagues--the previous statement applies mainly to women in middle management; so my point is a few managers were disrespectful and aggressive to me and one other colleague.
At some point there was some restructuring and, althou they did ask for may opinion on which department i would fit in better, they sent me wherever they wanted; they did not care that I did receive a recommendation to work in the call center

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Financial Controller (Former Employee)
Istanbul (Turkey)

I worked at Garantibank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAgresive bank, qualtiy management, Industry leader, good technology

ConsToo much overwork, work-life balance not satisfactory

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Associate (Current Employee)
Istanbul (Turkey)

I have been working at Garantibank

ProsLeader bank and has a lot of credibility

ConsPay is not as good

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should develop new HR policies

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high performance culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Garantibank

Prosprobably best talents in banking, potential to growth, respect in the industry

Consextreme workload, bad work life balance

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Decent pay, no respect.

Process Development Vice President (Former Employee)
Istanbul (Turkey)

I worked at Garantibank

ProsIt is the second largest private bank in Turkey, which is a good name to include in your resume. The pay is decent.

ConsHighly hierarchical. Seniors claim that they value initiative taking and problem solving but in reality they expect you to follow orders and not think much.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees more.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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