Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
594 Reviews
3.5
594 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance does exist, but there are some individuals who slog like slaves (in 47 reviews)

  • Nice working environment inside the company (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance based upon projects (in 19 reviews)

  • long working hours, low pay, no recognition at work unless youre an indian (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    fabulous place to work among the Indian MNC banks

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager-Preferred  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager-Preferred in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    office culture is the best....one gets to meet like-minded people.

    Cons

    compensation is relation to work one puts in can at times be an issue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Being Here for Good

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Absolute Knowledge Portal, good exposure to learn new and challenging things

    Cons

    long term benefit driven management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ the staff by on rolls of bank and not through third party recruitment agency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly,reward a lot from here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    the atmosphere here is good.Everyone is active and passionate,also will to teach you if you ask!

    Cons

    A project in SCB is always very big and stress.Time management and cooperate with many branches are the challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Structured finance anaylist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    lack of career opportunities in Brazil

  6.  

    Great bank

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    people oriented and a lot of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    nothing major- it is a great place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    review for standard chartered

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    nice culture, nice people, nice workplace

    Cons

    too localized, a little bit not consistent

  8.  

    Great place to work at. The bank values employees and encourage development

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    Current Employee - Middle Office Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Office Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    SCB is focused on emerging markets while maintaining a slight aversion for risk. That configuration led the bank to do extremely well during recent financial crisis.

    Cons

    Too many processes in place. takes a long time to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really look after you as an employee. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Bonus scheme
    Pension scheme
    Leadership
    Job opportunities
    Gym membership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    a lot of career and network progression

    Cons

    none but must work hard

  11.  

    Fast-paced, Enjoyable and Challenging Experience for International Graduates in Coverage & Corporate Finance

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    - Good rotations across different teams within the bank, from industry coverage teams, investment banking coverage (SCB terms it as Strategic Client Coverage Group, or SCCG), or corporate finance
    - Leaders and seniors who take the time to nurture and develop you as a finance professional
    - Networks across the bank in various geographies. Opportunity to work alongside an international team
    - Good amount of deal flow for the debt-driven products given SCB's advantage as a balance sheet bank
    - Interaction with external stakeholders early on in your career. Given the opportunity to meet clients and partners in other banks, present the financial model, and learn not just about the financial aspects of a transaction, but also the legal side of things
    - Flat, non-hierarchical structure within certain teams
    - No hire and fire culture/ sink or swim culture
    - Nice view from the office at MBFC Tower 1

    Cons

    - Compensation is not pegged to market, especially if you end up in SCB Corporate Finance, where the hours you put in are substantial and comparable to other investment banks.
    - Employee Review for International Graduates is pegged to an average and determined by your graduate sponsor (mentor), who may not be your direct superior in your rotations and is less likely to grade you favourably
    - You might not end up in the team of your choice within the bank, and might be allocated to a role within the corporate banking teams instead of a corporate finance team. Competition is extremely fierce for certain teams within the bank

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the values of the bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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