NBK Capital Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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NBK Capital CEO Salah Al-Fulaij
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  1. Only if you have to work in Kuwait!

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    Former Employee - Asset Management in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Asset Management in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)

    I worked at NBK Capital (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition in the region. Diverse range of products. Slightly above average remuneration. If you work within the Financial Services industry in Kuwait, NBK Cap is probably your best choice.

    Cons

    Discriminatory pay scales and promotions. Nepotism. Lacks quality in Top Management. Not dynamic at all. No transparency whatsoever.


  2. Bright and shiny on the outside, lacking substance on the inside

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Manager
    Former Employee - Investment Manager

    I worked at NBK Capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The name is definitely good on the CV, in the region. Access to some world class partners that work with the firm. There are a few places within the firm that are truly impressive.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are a sham. Financial services offered sub-par. Discriminatory promotions and performance reviews. Too closely tied to the retail bank.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good entry point into the region, terrible management

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    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at NBK Capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Strong regional brand reputation - Multiple functions available (PE/Mezz/IB/Research) - Above average compensation - Good entry point into MENA region

    Cons

    - Ignorant management (Specifically head of research division) - Little to no transparency - Very poor performance appraisal system

    Advice to Management

    - Don't be insecure in regards to the potential of junior hires - Educate yourself as to international business customs - Be much more flexible in method of delivery



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