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Swedbank AB Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
25 Reviews
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    Intern in Swedbank

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swedbank AB

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good brand, nice offices

    Cons

    Cold environment, difficult promotion, no exposure to senior management

  2.  

    Good working place

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    Current Intern - Customer Service in Piteå (Sweden)
    Current Intern - Customer Service in Piteå (Sweden)

    I have been working at Swedbank AB as an intern (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, relaxed atmosphere. Casual but still formal.

    Cons

    Unless you dislike casual working place, then that might be a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    To laidback

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    Former Employee - Private Banking Manager in Borås (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Private Banking Manager in Borås (Sweden)

    I worked at Swedbank AB full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Life/work balance is truly great. Working in a large company is safe and the benefits is great.

    Cons

    No real challenge to work here, everyone is just complaining about the bad salary and the bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the overall salary to attract more talents to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good culture but a little too relaxed to be top tier

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Tallinn (Estonia)

    I worked at Swedbank AB full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment, nice people overall and you can tell that the whole corporate development system has been well thought out

    Cons

    compensation isn't very good, but then again it is balanced by reasonable hours, take your pick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more performance oriented compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Recommended for recent university graduates

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tallinn (Estonia)

    I worked at Swedbank AB full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and team, good work/life balance, free gym and other benefits. Good place to learn the basics of software development.

    Cons

    Conservative and bureaucratic, too many old technologies and code to be maintained, team not motivated to improve technical skills and fix old issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more attention on technical debt, legacy code and systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very laid back atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Economist in Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Former Employee - Economist in Vilnius (Lithuania)

    I worked at Swedbank AB full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked as an economist at Swedbank in Lithuania: the experience was good overall, however, Swedbank at least in Lithuania retains its "Soviet" culture. It was not a very modern company, with lots of bureaucracy.

    Cons

    No training provided to the employees whatsoever. It was a joke that Swedbank (at least markets) is a training ground for people to move to other banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish good training programs - not only salary keeps people motivated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Sales in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Sales in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at Swedbank AB part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked here at the telephone banking department during holidays and weekends which was a great and meriting job as a student. Good place to learn banking basics and pleasant working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Swedbank HR failed to offer me any atractive long term positions after I finished school.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Teller at Swedbank in Estonia

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    Current Employee - Teller in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Current Employee - Teller in Tallinn (Estonia)

    I have been working at Swedbank AB full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience in the banking field

    Cons

    Low salary, low carreer growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise salary

  10.  

    Interesting time was in Swedbank. Organizational changes all the time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tallinn (Estonia)

    I have been working at Swedbank AB full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and smart people working with.

    Cons

    Low motivation and too much work for Baltic people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people! And work with motivation pack for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The bank is a place for people who are willing to work hard, but don't need a proper salary. Former assistant. Lithuania

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Vilnius (Lithuania)

    I worked at Swedbank AB full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great culture, friendly people;
    - Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Very low pay!
    - A lot of bureaucracy;
    - No proper bonuses, no salary raises;
    - High employee turnover;
    - If you want to climb up the career ladder and apply for a job within the company, the supervisor who is looking for an employee first calls your current supervisor to ask "if he could take you". The answer is usually "no".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying money, or else you will lose all talented employees eventually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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