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  1. Staff in New York are nice folks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Helaba as a contractor

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

    Pros

    No vultures buzzing around you. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Centralized German bureaucracy. Local NY Branch staff are unimaginative and uninspired. Very slow to update processes and technology.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate staff to do better and stop the infighting.

  2. No place for innovation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helaba full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good work-life balance / flexible working hours / high security of employment

    Cons

    low prospects for personal growth / unfavourable meeting culture / low individual responsibility, high collective responsibility

  3. Mostly a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worked In NY Branch in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Worked In NY Branch in New York, NY

    I worked at Helaba

    Pros

    Superb benefits, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with match, Merit based bonuses, Xmas bonus
    Mostly nice people
    Challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    German head office rules - even if it is stupid, the rule is the rule
    Minimal professional development
    Some desk warmers who spend more time on social/shopping activities than work
    Small environment, minimal advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    German head office management should understand and respect the cultural and work environment differences
    Management needs to lose the desk warmers even if they have connections to senior management

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  5. Good place for cozy career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager

    I have been working at Helaba

    Pros

    Helaba's compensation packages are above average in the industry. The bank's presence in NYC is still small - but growing, especially in Project Finance (Real Estate and Infrastructure) and Corp. Finance. Working hours are from 8:30AM to 6PM. The office is completely empty after 6PM. Management likes to throw a summer and a winter party for all employees. Employees are overly social.

    Cons

    The bank's group heads are mostly German. There is, like in other banks, conflict between the manamgent. The bank teams very small. Room for advancement is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management is disassociated w/ employees needs at times.

  6. not much fun if you're young

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Helaba as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    nice people, nice environment. Easy hours.

    Cons

    too many long processes, and hoops to go through

  7. Nice Place to work for last 10 years of career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Helaba

    Pros

    9-5 environment that allows work/life balance

    Cons

    Dysfunctional institutional thinking. Getting things done is like pulling teeth. Higher performers paid same as low performers.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger senior management. Vision.

  8. Grundsätzlich fair, aber man sollte keinen Karrieredurchbruch erwarten. Fair in the main, but dont expect to make a breakthrough in your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at Helaba full-time (more than a year)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Gute Kultur und offene Ohren für Angestellte. Gutes Paket an Zusatzleistungen. Man merkt, das man gebunden werden soll.

    Fair culture and open ears for employees. Good non-monetary package. You feel that they want to bind you.

    Cons

    Manchmal etwas langweilig und altmodisch. Kultur ist nicht sehr ermutigend, wie sie in börsennotierten Unternehmen sein sollte. Beförderungen brauche viel Zeit.

    Sometimes a bit boring and old fashioned. Culture is not very encouraging as it might be usual for public companies. Needs a long time to get promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Man könnte etwas Zuckerbrot-und-Peitsche benutzen, um Angestellte zu ermutigen. Bringt etwas Leben ins Unternehmen.

    You could make use of carrot and stick in order to encourage employees. Get a bit life into the company.

  9. IT-Spezialist bei Helaba IT-Specialist @ Helaba

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT-Spezialist in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - IT-Spezialist in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Helaba full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Gutes Arbeitsklima. Faire Bezahlung und Work-Life-Balance. Gute Förderung talentierter Mitarbeiter.

    Good working atmosphere. Fair payment and work-life balance. Good encouragement for talented employees.

    Cons

    Oberes Management langsam. Manchmal sehr steife und förmliche Sitten. Ansehen bei anderen Firmen muss verbessert werden. Man verlässt sich zu viel auf Freelancer.

    Slow higher management. Sometimes very stiff and formal customs. Reputation among other companies has to be improved. Too much reliance on freelance workers.

    Advice to Management

    Mehr dynamische Incentives einführen

    Add more dynamic incentives.

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