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Maybank Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
79 Reviews
3.2
79 Reviews
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Abdul Wahid bin Omar
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Active in-house unions can negotiate good benefits extended to family members (in 10 reviews)

  • Company encourages work life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Existing staff could be resistant to change, work programs are disorganised and subject to change rapidly (in 3 reviews)

  • long working hours in certain departments (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    the best employer since ever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Maybank full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    humanising, the best career advancement, thumbs up for benefits & perks.

    Cons

    not applicable and not available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Awful place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at Maybank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice small company to work for.

    Cons

    Awful place to work. No teamwork. Everyone is out to get out. You're alone in your own corner. Most people are very rude. Management is out for their own personal gains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training. Listen to your employees. Look at how unhappy everyone is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Maybank

    Pros

    Very supportive higher management. Many tasks were team based - enhance teamwork and communication skills. Was given the opportunity to get involved in actual assignments such report writing, reviews, campaign design etc (no photocopying jobs). Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Lack of professional etiquette. Corporate dresscode not enforced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for retiring. lousy career prospect if you are young. not the place to stay if you want to do proper work and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Maybank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and bonus is ok. You can get 3 months plus. The bad thing is that everyone gets the same and no one gets fired so there is no incentive to work harder

    Cons

    There is very little career advancement prospect. I have been working more than 10 years and never been promoted. They just released a memo where everyone is demoted because there are complaints of poor career advancement potential, supposedly after consulting some consultant. I am not sure what kind of logic is that. There are few trainings provided. The so-called HR lunch talks are a bunch of nonsense talks like How to Talk to Your Kids.

    If you are in upper middle management, you can laze as no one gets fired. If you are a contract staff you get squeezed to death. nobody gets fired, so once they are confirmed, they can shake leg

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is no way for the staff to advance their career, then there is no incentive to work harder. By hiring cheap contract staff, the quality of work will always be poor, and yet the senior management squeeze down on the exec level expecting things to be perfect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great to work in their retail sales team. I noticed office politics at play in other departments though.

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

    I worked at Maybank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are warm and approachable. And if you're a performer, you will reap the benefits.

    Cons

    Processes are either outdated or in the process of being updated. A lot of office politics in the middle and back offices. The international office has also started meddling in the Philippine office management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    If you're a lackluster midcareer manager looking for a place to bunker down until retirement...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    + Serious attempts at upskilling people who are chosen based on recommendations by high level managers
    + Great health and related benefits that can't be matched in the industry
    + Maybank products can be innovative and exciting in the industry
    + Opportunities to transfer if you are one of the few recognised by a senior manager

    Cons

    + All the upskilling in the world means nothing when you're constantly facing resistance to change from all levels
    + Salary is low compared to industry
    + Managers who refuse to take responsibility or initiate meetings with the intention of delaying projects/decisions
    + Problems taken up with IR and HR are not always resolved due to internal "politics"
    + Gap between Head Office and branch's needs and requirements
    + There are many managers who are senior and close to retiring, but are out of touch and reluctantly do more than what is in their scope
    + Educating people on new products and policies is a huge challenge logistically
    + Internal transfer is difficult and requesting one is enough to garner harassment from the supervisor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because people say nothing at townhalls, doesn't mean they are happy with the high workloads, low pay, and extremely high expectations from the mid level management. IT, training, deadwood managers, and processes are all issues everyone faces and not resolving this quickly means people lose their motivation to work.

    There should also be private channels that allow people to voice their experience of verbal or work-related harassment by supervisor (like giving extra workload as punishment) as past experience has shown no one is willing to help resolve these issue unless the affected staff leaves.

    The top management may be forward thinking, but that rarely trickles down the mid management level who act as if they can do no wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maybank
    Former Employee - Maybank

    I worked at Maybank

    Pros

    Colleague is nice there.

    Cons

    Sometimes process not in place, difficult to get things done quickly.

  9.  

    Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Intern - Intern in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Maybank as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere
    Gym & Library if you have free time
    Colleagues will willingly hand you work, assuming that you request for it
    Gain experience in Excel, Bloomberg terminals

    Cons

    Too much time left without work. No structured internship program so don't look forward to having much work to do. Colleagues are of a much older age group that makes the work environment feel too stagnant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unimpressive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Maybank

    Pros

    Flexible lunch hours and early release by an hour on every Friday.

    Cons

    Messy, disorganized and bordering on unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in providing better salary for more capable and driven individuals.
    Provide training to update business processes as well as to upgrade professional working etiquette.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    relaxing working environment, easy-going colleagues, normal pay

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

    I have been working at Maybank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, friendly managers, relaxing

    Cons

    less promotion, less aggressive on the market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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