KBC
3.6 of 5 19 reviews
www.kbc.be Brussels, Belgium 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated Apr 6, 2014

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Jan Vanhevel

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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it is great place to work

Analyst (Current Employee)
West Hartfrd, CT

I have been working at KBC full-time for more than 10 years

Prosit is a casual atmosphere at work

Consthe company is not willing to pay

Advice to Senior Managementboost morale

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

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Not attracting

Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at KBC

ProsReasonable benefit including zero-premium health insurance (higher copay), pension plan, 401K, paid vocations etc. Company pays for training. The company will stay alive even it does not make money.

Good place to work if you have no desire to be better and just need a long term job.

ConsThis is a very slow environment where nobody wants to take responsibility. A lot of communication are pretty much done by face-to-face talking so no audit trail like email will be kept. The company is full of politics. It really takes time to be prepared carefully otherwise any mistake will be used to against you.

The company kept downsizing in the last couple years. The pay is not competitive and bonus is very low.

If you have desire to be outstanding, this place is not for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make the business a growing business by all means.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Risk Management (Former Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

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

ProsRisk management is a very challenging environment, intelectual growth opportunities arise for certain. Specifically quantitative profiles will enjoy this kind of job. KBC has great work-life balance.

ConsOffice culture seems to be some years behind, very archaic, old structure; not so flexible etc. Older employees tend to live in a different era. Slow to recognize potential.

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

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Excellent, friendly and caring.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at KBC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people and working conditions.

ConsHead Office driven which restricts the scope of the people.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe bold.

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

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Opportunity to learn many things

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KBC as a contractor for more than a year

ProsWery well prepared people know what they are doing
Flexibility to work from office or home
Lots of travelling

ConsNot much team work, only focus on area of expertise

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

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operation tranee

Operation Trainee (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at KBC part-time for less than a year

Proseasy people relationship, good benefit, work life balance

Consslow growth, not much learning opportunity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good for starting but not forever.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

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

ProsJob Security
Good Healthcare package
Good Work-Life balance

ConsEasy going culture
Little accountability of management

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

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9-to-life

Structured Fund Manager (Current Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

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

ProsGood work life balance, intresting job opportunities. Lots of responsabilities are given, even to starters.

ConsToo much risk adverse. Too little reward (compensation for work).

Advice to Senior ManagementPay for work related goals, not only relate pay to age.

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

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A bit too much of an administration feel

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

I worked at KBC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSteady employer. OK wages for starters. Good if you want to be in a similar job for quite some time without being disturbed.

ConsQuite a lot of B and C players (in contrast with so called A and A+ players in the metaphore used by e.g. Steve Jobs).
No real opportunities for people with vision or ambition.
Slow moving. Bureaucratic. Political. "Dull".

Advice to Senior ManagementMove from bureaucracy to meritocracy and trample the legacy on the way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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ICT Offshore Worker

SSE (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

Pros-Well Structured and leisurely place to work
-Well established technologies and practices
-Reminds you of stable, laid back, "utterly predictable" 50s style work life.

Cons-Politics when it comes to outsourcing.
-Employees of Offshore not counted as one with the mainstream.
-Too slow for agile competition.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet faster, integrate the offshored ICT better, dont let it grow too big to get the onshore employees shaken up and take to politics

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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