Standard Chartered Bank

  www.standardchartered.com
  www.standardchartered.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
590 Reviews
3.6
590 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands
Peter Sands
239 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Friendly bosses but not a very enriching experience

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    some of the people i've met

    Cons

    working till 2am as an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more opportunities to interns to learn instead of overloading them with work

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You need to be a politician to grow in organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Officer  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    More stable job security, learning materials, Good work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Politics, low salary, cost control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No growth opportunity for existing employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    -rewarding
    -opportunity to move around teams
    -opportunity to grow
    -opportunity to move and try out different loactions
    -decent pay
    -usually recieve target bonus

    Cons

    -salary doesn't grow which once you are in the organisation
    -mundane profile after a point in time
    -appraisal process at some times not very transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -less marketing more product
    -not everything needs to look good , needs to be a bit more functional
    -value employees within rather than going out to pool in talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    -Good geographical mobility. Asked to be posted abroad and did so because of internal referral.
    -Generally nice working colleagues.
    -Local bosses tend to be very opinionated and will go all out to either promote you or make you suffer.

    Cons

    -Overseas work contracts can be more transparent. Gave me a 1 year contract term as a contract worker. Only realized most other expats were on permanent or open-ended contracts when I transferred over.
    -Management focuses on grooming local talents at the expense of expats. Voices (in all areas you can possibly think of) of expats often go unheard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more care and concern for your expats, otherwise, send them back altogether

  6.  

    Very mediocre

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

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Can't really think of many apart from its strong presence in Asia Pacific

    Cons

    Mid-tier bank where people have the attitude of 'A' gamers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Free culture, very process oriented company to work with.

    Cons

    less job security, extensive work pressure

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Political, unrealistic expectations

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

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

    Pros

    - Caring culture, active in community service
    - Opportunity to work with colleagues around the world

    Cons

    - Unrealistic expectations for the amount of resources provided, which means long hours, tough to meet targets and in-fighting between teams to secure more resources
    - Low levels of job security for junior staff. Management constantly cultivates a perception that you need to do more and that you are easily replacable
    - Reward and promotion is pretty much hit and miss, really depends if you have a line-manager that recognize your contributions (frequently not). In which case one needs to be aggressive enough to make their contributions known to management a level above which may upset your line-manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to retire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Expectations are low as the general work culture is about passing the buck, and not getting much done.

    Cons

    If you are an over-achiever and like completing tasks, and being generally efficient, you will get frustrated in this environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just okay

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

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

    Pros

    people there are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    works are tedious and overloaded, pay below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the compensation and benefit, and average working hour

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    nothing worthy

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

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    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

Worked for Standard Chartered Bank? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.