Grameen Bank
3.1 of 5 8 reviews
www.grameen-info.org Dhaka, Bangladesh 5000+ Employees

Grameen Bank Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
Grameen Bank – Dhaka – “cricket match gb employee”

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    Memorable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to know about microfinance and social business

    ConsA bit unorganized and requires lots of travel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Internship: a good way to get to know how microfinance works and affects development in emerging countries

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    ProsAn internship at Grameen Bank is not about working, it's about studying. You will attend seminars and training at the HQ (Dhaka), conducting visits to branch officies in rural areas and in some subsidiaries. It is very useful for touching concretely how Grameen Bank works and how it affects the lives of many in Bangladesh. There could be a chance to meet Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and awarded with the Nobel Price. Very flexible hours, lot of free time to travel around the country. You can meet a lot of interns from all over the world. Tutors are always available to deal with the problems and requests of the interns.

    ConsInternships program are not very well managed or organized, sometimes too much free time could lead to boredom. Bangladesh, Dhaka especially, is not an easy place to live: you need to be very careful in where to go. An unstable political situation could lead to demonstrations and acts of violence along the streets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the structure of the internship program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is not much provided for the interns so, there is a lot of time to travel and visit the city

    The internship attracts a lot of people from diverse backgrounds. I met really interesting people in 3 weeks.

    ConsThe internship is not well structured. We were sometimes left there for a hour doing nothing, and usually had to wait for 30 min doing nothing.

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

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    Social Business Responsibiltiy

    Grameen Intern (Former Employee)
    Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    ProsYou need to learn about the social business and the implementation of grameen bank ideology practically that gives this company a top-level 97% recovery rate.

    ConsThey are very bad in english (only bengali)
    the programme is very slow. and they always work on ideologies,not on true statisctics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should spend more time on the International GB Programme to make it a huge success.Proff. yunus should be able to meet every intern.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was decent

    Intern At the International Department (Former Employee)
    Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    ProsYou intern with a Nobel Laureate organization.
    You get to see all of the Grameen programs in Dhaka and the rural areas.
    There is a 1 week village stay at a Grameen Bank branch.
    Coordinators are flexible with taking time off.
    You get to meet Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus and get books signed by him.

    ConsThe internship coordinators are severely disorganized! They run on Bengali time: often late without apologies.
    The level of English is terrible.
    The internship is unpaid.
    The internship is very disorganized.
    The internship is not competitive. There are almost 700 + interns each year. They accept anyone and it is disappointing because there are 16 year olds doing the internship with you! In addition it reduces the attractiveness of the experience for future graduate schools or jobs since its so noncompetitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow up on time. Be more organized. Learn to speak English.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was quite good but not good enough.

    Credit Officer (Former Employee)
    Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    ProsThey offer relatively good pay.

    ConsLess opportunities to advance further in the field.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell, there could be more use of technology in the office.

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    Seemed like a whole bunch of propaganda

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    ProsLots of field experience; a lot of opportunities for travel and observation of micro-management. Several chances to communicate personally with clients and employees at villages.

    ConsNo real work
    No supervision
    The whole program seems like a propaganda process
    Fees to high; I understand when an internship doesn't pay, I don't understand when I have to pay it

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake interns more seriously. we are capable of more work than you give us, and you make it way too easy to not to any work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Grameen Bank Internship

    International Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunity to learn microfinance. Every intern was assigned a mentor and even had chance to discuss social business with the Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

    ConsThe location. Dhaka does not provide a comfortable environment to work. Some projects involved going to Bengali rural areas. Be prepared.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe internship program is pretty structured and there should be more connections built with top tier universities around the world.

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