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Julius Baer Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
12 Reviews

3.2
12 Reviews
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Boris F.J. Collardi
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  1.  

    Great company that cares about its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovative environment gives plenty of opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Nothing specific to JB comes to mind. Just the nature of the industry means potential job elimination due to changing business direction. Up to the individual to be able to re-market internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't loose the family culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    An intro to Asia

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

    Pros

    - Compensation
    - Very good exposure to Asia markets
    - Nice offices
    - Good location

    Cons

    - Didn't work with the smartest people
    - A lot of office politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Chaotic place to work: no clear strategy, business units and functions not aligned, high turnover and low engagement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Director in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    salary and benefits
    good brand image

    Cons

    lack of leadership
    unstructured and chaotic
    no-one lives the company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whilst people may understand the group strategy, I am not sure many understand how they or their business unit contributes. There is a lack of clarity and unification which needs to be addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bureaucratic and Unfairness - Not a good place to work at (back office)

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  HarbourFront (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in HarbourFront (Singapore)

    Pros

    Good onboarding and offboarding

    Front office - where Singapore CEO sits - great EEO, good environment

    Cons

    Lack of transparency - No idea what management is thinking or doing

    Compensation - unfairness for contractors, despite having a good appraisal there was no increment, reason - you fail to ask / fight for the increment. where else other contractors have better benefits and salary payout because they asked for it

    Hiring: Back Office Management team tends to hire their own nationality, friends or ex colleagues.
    Fail to provide EEO

    Unfairness - Sit allocation by Business Manager (LACK OF EEO)
    Normal Associates - Sitting arrangement is based on the BM preference
    Assistant Director & above - Aisle Seat
    Team leads - Window seat with head rest
    BM - Team Lead who are more argumentative , BM will not change the seat so as to avoid unnecessary trouble
    BM threatens to change individual seats as BM is not pleased with an individual

    Time off - certain team leads came out with their own practices
    Worked 2 weekend - Get to rest for a day.
    If you worked from 1am to next day 1am you are entitled to Zero rest day.

    HR policy states the rules and regulations for employees working beyond office hours and on their rest day BUT some team leads refused to abide and came out with their own rules. Is management aware of it?

    Management tend to have too much Person Judgement on individual employees and hence make unfair decisions - yet our CEO is not aware of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO Boris (global), I urged you to speak to people who have been retrenched or left within the last 6 months . Hear them out and change the management style before its too late . Esp the way the back office operates is total a mess.
    Talk to people on the ground not directors or assistant directors, not through Management recommendation, randomly speak to employees. Provide EEO to employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Mixed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Young, open-minded management in HQ, growing firm where you could make a difference if you impress the right people.

    Cons

    Lots of back stabbing, very political, decisions made on personality not aptitude. Some senior management don't fully understand the business or the RM role. RMs hampered by admin. Salaries not great, some evident sexism.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good multicultural environment, skewed evaluation system

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Service Support  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - IT Service Support in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Nice environment and open corporate culture.

    Cons

    Evaluation system not up to par with modern criteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on actual performance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Review of Assistant RM in Bank Julius BAer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Relationship Manager  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Assistant Relationship Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, great people and great culture

    Cons

    Lack of self-development programs, especially for juniors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your juniors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    understanding & supportive bosses, stable place to build a fulfilling career

    Cons

    information flow could be further improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    active work life balance as a corporate goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    excellent swiss culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    excellent swiss culture that encourages flexibility

    Cons

    little opportunities in career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good life/work balance and pay, however not challenging enough.

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    Pros

    Good life/work balance. Singapore is a great city to live as an expat.. Wonderful offices in the middle of the city. BJBS has a very aggressive Asia strategy and is expanding very quickly.

    Cons

    The environment isn't challenging enough. It doesn't offer the same opportunities for advancement as other offices do. The management is lagging behind EU and US offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate your new employees quicker. Make sure you enable them to perform their best and not stifle them with bureaucracy.

    Approves of CEO

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