Public Bank Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Teh Hong Piow
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  1. A safe bet if you are not overly ambitious

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Remuneration package among the best in the industry. Average 5 months bonus. Annual increment is very decent. Attractive staff rates for housing and car loan. Work life balance is acceptable depending on which department you work at and the boss you work for. Staff dismissal is rare and unheard of except in extreme cases. Great place to work to raise a family and retire. Company prefers to hire fresh graduates than outsiders. Career progression is steady, even predictable up to a certain level.

    Cons

    Conservative culture. Company is run like a school. Management rarely listens to staff feedback. Take-it-or-leave it. Obedience, flattery and hard work is the key to success in this company. Staff not encouraged to speak up. If you want exposure and stimulation, this is the last place to consider.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture should keep up with the times. Old methods of administration is a thing of the past.


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

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Intense, fast paced and conducive working environment

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

    I have been working at Public Bank (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning platform for fresh graduates

    Cons

    Compensation is below average and working facilities are not complete

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the voices of the employees


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  5. Think Twice or 3 Times or 4!

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

    I worked at Public Bank full-time

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

    Pros

    Good remuneration package for staff. Singing and dancing is priority.

    Cons

    Adapt and adopt to the culture if you wanna survive. Never voice out your opinion or you will be blacklisted. Make sure you are your boss's pet so your work is recognised. Dealing with HR is a crap, so, unless you decided to die or retire with the Bank, resignation is a crappy process because HR don't listen to you and they are always right (even better than the regulators). Prepare to deal with the hypocrites because what they said is not what they mean. Hierarchy and office politics plays a very strong part in the culture. Some senior management actually thinks office politics are healthy. Hence, to survive, you got no choice but to be part of it. So, play well.

    Advice to Management

    Don't need to, because nothing's gonna change.


  6. Good for those plan for retirement

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good employe benefit and remuneration.

    Cons

    Typical china man company with great cost control


  7. Risk Management Intern

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

    I worked at Public Bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned many things as an intern.

    Cons

    A little unorganized at times.


  8. At times challenging with many things to learn, at times very slow and mundane.

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people, Able to meet many types of people, wonderful bonuses and activities, good learning environment and a wonderful leader.

    Cons

    High expectations, expected to work overtime, high pressure environment, high risk environment, a lot of paper work, not fully computerized, a number of redundant tasks to complete

    Advice to Management

    To eliminate the overtime culture and to reduce paper usage


  9. IT Specialist

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

    I worked at Public Bank (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best place to work in Malaysia. Served for 25 solid years

    Cons

    To my understanding there is none

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for everything


  10. working

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Officer in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Officer in Canberra (Australia)

    I worked at Public Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good Working environment, but it is depending on which branch been located. Good start up place for fresh graduate if keen to learn new thing.

    Cons

    Most of the time have to work until very late, it can be until 9-10pm or midnight.


  11. Working environment

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

    I have been working at Public Bank

    Pros

    Challenging working environment, many new things to learn for a fresh graduate which is good

    Cons

    Might need to work overtime everyday until 7pm++

    Advice to Management

    Gender bias during interview stage needs to be solved



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