Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
598 Reviews
3.5
598 Reviews
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Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands
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245 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance does exist, but there are some individuals who slog like slaves (in 54 reviews)

  • Work life balance as they have flexi hour with good working environment (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is limited, limited career opportunities (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    An OK Bank

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    Personal Growth, facilities, benefits, promotions

    Cons

    People are selfish, very high competitive environment

  2.  

    Good compensation poor career opportunities

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    Former Employee - Banking Associate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Banking Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay, work-life balance
    exposure to many different departments, people during rotation

    Cons

    graduate programs are poorly planned
    too many drama and politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do something to solve the problems not on politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Intern in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment where hard work is recognised. It was simple to approach employees in different departments to know more about what they do on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    Experienced first hand that bureaucracy does affect the work ethics of employees. Lengthy processes that could otherwise be shortened dissuade employees to take on more responsibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Grooms you well to becoming the future leader

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    - Provides opportunities to learn and lead, interaction with cross functional teams, easily accessible management, annual leave and benefits, salary

    Cons

    beaureaucratic, lack of advanced systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Experience at company depends on team

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    Current Employee - Preferred Relationship Manager  in  Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Preferred Relationship Manager in Karāchi (Pakistan)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Self management of approach and results, Rewards and awards for hard work - effort counts.
    Best feature - if you have an amazing idea and a plan behind it, and if you can go to the executives directly (bypassing your boss if he's an idiot), then they will listen to you and support you.

    Cons

    Your experience depends entirely on the Branch manager and Regional head - there were some great and terrible ones in the mix. But no one can take away your rewards or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the siloed thinking within each segment, function and division.
    Allow low level employees (at the grassroots level) to feel comfortable in approaching executives for improvement ideas.
    Create opportunity for employee to voice innovative ideas - through a competition or dropbox.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDD Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - CDD Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Boss encourages work-life balance. will not ask you to OT unless urgent. Bosses are very straight forward on what is their target, willing to listen and offer assistance. Given chance to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Communication with colleague who are not IT proficient can be very frustrating when rushing for deadlines and juggling among deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring that takes too long to finalize had embedded unnecessary stress among team.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    supportive work culture and good learning environment

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flat management and flexibility, you can always shoulder more responsibility if you would like to grow.

    Cons

    Salaries are ok. And sometimes there are too much work...no time for personal training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok

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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 3 years

    Pros

    emerging markets, good management, inter-company mobility

    Cons

    small scale, less strategic way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some bottoms up feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to works

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Officer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance as they have flexi hour with good working environment

    Cons

    Face pace company with high expectation and work overloaded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Business Analyst

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

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary; flexible working hours; allow working from home;result oriented

    Cons

    relocation of IT staff to offshore;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent to staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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