Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
572 Reviews

3.5
572 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.  

    Political - lack of transparency

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Global, good benefits, generally collaborative

    Cons

    Disorganized, political, lack of transparency, unfocused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and transparent to candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Specialist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great culture, collaborative, everyone takes a team approach and is respectful of one another in Talent Acquisition, America. The Head of the TA team is very supportive, patient, and realistic regarding deadlines and goals to be met. He is very hands-on and open with his lines of communication and direction. the TA group thinks like "true" business partners to the business lines we supported not HR drones kept in the dark. I give a thumbs up to working with this team.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities outside of Newark, NJ - which is a very undesirable working environment and unsafe location. The open work space concept can be very distracting which causes a disconnect due to people then searching for a quite place to work or from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great experience at an International Bank.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ

    Pros

    Good technical infrastructure, fine employees.

    Cons

    Located in Newark New Jersey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time examining the man and less the past.

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

    Good bank with some issues

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Newark, NJ

    Pros

    Global Bank
    Potential Career development across locations
    Market Rate salaries
    Well-known/Exposure

    Cons

    Seems unprofessional in some locations
    Level of experience among employees varies greatly between Front office and Back office
    Almost impossible to get a raise or a good bonus unless employee decides to move to another department/position
    Majority of systems are outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest money into new technology, human capital, and to keep current staff from leaving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    nothing worthy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    decent training and culture here

    Cons

    top heavy; sluggish growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rock the boat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great bank. I love the international value

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High growth. tons of opportunities. very open for internal transfers. great International exposure and relocations

    Cons

    could be a bit chaotic and the system is not the best. BTW, I was there 4 years ago, so it could have changed.

  8.  

    Good environment, smart people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work in a very dynamic environment and can always experience new things. Very exciting in the financial industry. Very organized and friendly people.

    Cons

    Sometimes you need to push more to get the job done. This is a common thing in a large company I guess. Too many people below you and above you.

    Recommends
  9.  

    In the boondocks in Manhattan - NY outpost of Asian focused London based bank

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    Decent pay; nice office space

    Cons

    Anachronistic culture; too bureaucratic and Asian focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Welcome to the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    challenging, fun, independent

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    Current Employee - Institutional Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Institutional Sales in New York, NY

    Pros

    Friendly and forgiving environment for the most part. Willing to take chances and provide juniors opportunity for career growth. Giving you space to have your own work style.

    Cons

    Less team work and guidance from senior or supervisor. Often there is transition hiccup. Have to be self motivated and fully independent. Management more interested in effort and relationship building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more structured and clear line of reporting matrix. Should pursue meritocracy rather than relationship based culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not the worst not the best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    Pros

    The people are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    The salary is below average.

    Approves of CEO

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