Public Bank Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
29 Reviews
2.7
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good place to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, generous bonuses and company stability.

    Cons

    Be prepared to put in extra hours daily without fail.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Depending which branch or head office division you are attached to, your life can be either hell or heaven.

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

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

    Pros

    1.Quite good remuneration IF you are either performing or can click with your superior.
    2.staff loans are cheap.

    Cons

    1. Superior work with emotions rather than work with brain.
    2. Super stressful and demanding environment.
    3. If you want work-life balance, forget about joining this company.
    4. Unreasonale deadlines.
    5. Favoritism is obvious, as long as one can click with the superior or have a good 'shoe polishing' skills, you are considered as 'good staff'. Those who only work and did not learn up shoe polishing skills, you will never shine no matter how good you are.
    6. No two-way communications, only directive one way communication.
    7. Conservative management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To open up to be more competitive. Be prepared to listen to employees, even lower ranking employees, don't just listen to the higher rank managers. They may not give you the true picture of what is happening in the branch or department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was OK

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good experience and learning ground for a fresh grad

    Cons

    Working hours are long, a lot of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    High working volume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good working environment, willing to teach colleague, decent basic salary for fresh graduate.

    Cons

    lack of work-life balance due to high working volume therefore OT almost everyday, require to work during weekend sometimes.
    no commission for sales executive but decent annual performance bonus will be pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    lack of career advancement

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    good benefit in term of bonus, loan

    Cons

    high turnover rate - long working hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ensure work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Executive

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

    I have been working at Public Bank

    Pros

    Should give OT claim to all the staff that come back to work during weekend /public holiday

    Cons

    Been here for almost 18 years and find the working environment is very bad load with lot of work can't go back in time need work till 11 pm daily no OT claim for management staff no life balance at all need come back during weekend and public holiday not extra payment during public holiday or weekend. A lot of bias management staff especially the branch manager level staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better monitor your branch manager especially your BSM who is very bias on distribution of work and doesn't have time management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a bad experience i ever had.

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

    I have been working at Public Bank

    Pros

    It provide an overview of how a banking operation is working.

    Cons

    poor working environment,lack of strong leadership,etc

  9.  

    Heavy pay with heavy workload for capable and durable ones.

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

    I worked at Public Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Basic pay and bonus are relatively high among retail banks.

    Cons

    - Workload is rather "insane" most of the time. As such, staying back late to work is a norm. Those seeking for work life balance should think twice before joining this organisation.
    - The management may introduce somewhat impractical additional work to branches on top of already assigned heavy workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's ok. Depending on placement of department

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

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

    Pros

    Good staff benefits in terms of staff loans and medical benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management. Very conservative working culture.

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

    Internship

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

    I worked at Public Bank as an intern

    Pros

    a good learning platform for fresh graduate
    nice working environment

    Cons

    long working hour
    performance needed for new-entry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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