Gulf International Bank Reviews

Updated May 31, 2015
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  1. ALM Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ALM/ITSM Automation Manager in Manama (Bahrain)
    Current Employee - ALM/ITSM Automation Manager in Manama (Bahrain)

    I have been working at Gulf International Bank (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    new business is growing as retail bank and need much improvement from IT side to be leader in big market like KSA.

    Cons

    Employee appreciation and organization structure not clear and not well organized. long working hours all time. no much benefits for non Saudi-Bahraini employees just the salary, poor insurance no good compensation.


  2. Extremely professional bank with a lot of good perks for employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Relationship Banker in Manama (Bahrain)
    Former Contractor - Relationship Banker in Manama (Bahrain)

    I worked at Gulf International Bank as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I used to work for GIB, Bahrain. This bank gave me a tremendous opportunity to grow by providing professional education that has allowed me to become a very good professional banker in the USA.

    Cons

    I would most probaly say that an older female has less opportunity for employment with this institution. However, mature women bring a lot of experience and flovour to their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. The current environment is an absolute nightmare, especially with the current Saudi management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulf International Bank

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

    Pros

    Probably the pay but that really doesn't help for more than a year Good for people who can be blind to whatever is happening to them or around them, and people who do not work and wants to join only for money....of course you never know when you will be kicked out

    Cons

    Extreme Mismanagement, Serious decision issues from Top management,

    Advice to Management

    Top Mgmt require to focus on People management, Require to work on appropriate Power delegation Top mgmt team require to take appropriate responsibility and ownership Recruit the right people in the top mgmt.


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  5. Not such a great experience...bad strategy and planning

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulf International Bank full-time

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    top mgmt is not so gr8


  6. Used to be a good bank to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in Manama (Bahrain)
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in Manama (Bahrain)

    I have been working at Gulf International Bank

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small wholesale and investment bank with easy access to the senior management, and good shareholder (Government of Saudi Arabia) when needed

    Cons

    The bank is very valnerable to the economic downcycles and political issues in the Gulf. The Bank business model is no longer competent as it rely mainly on capital market for funding.

    Advice to Management

    The new management should listen to its employees. Woring on new strategy should be communicated to the employees and a resolve to the funding problem should be developed.


  7. A solid place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Gulf International Bank

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small firm to work for enabling many opportunities to perform different job functions and learn about other parts of the business. Employees are supported with above average benefits and holiday time. Company is very understanding of needs of employee to take care of family and personal appointments. No problem getting a flexible schedule to deal with medical appointments or unexpected illnesses. Work force is truly international with employees from North America, Continental Europe, Middle East, as well as UK. A good place to be if you want this exposure. Many employees fluent in 2-3 languages.

    Cons

    IT and support systems among the best in the busines. Management puts a priority on supporting systems.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the good work.



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