United Overseas Bank

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United Overseas Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 101 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

United Overseas Bank Deputy Chairman and CEO Wee Ee Cheong

Wee Ee Cheong

(46 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment and work life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • Nice working environment and helpful colleagues(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long working hours in the operations(in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management at certain functions clearly not motivated to work(in 5 reviews)

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    Good working experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood working culture, colleagues are nice and will help each other. Frequently have division or department gatherings. Track record of job stability. bonus is good so that overall remuneration is competitive

    Conscan be busy during peak periods but this is where you show you are capable. turnover might be a bit high, but this means you'll meet alot of people and progress fast if you stick it out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Routine and mundane work doing admin work but there is a balance between work, studies and life.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsPersonal growth- my colleagues are very helpful and approachable. Because I am still studying, they are willing to guide me during my contract at UOB.
    Company recognition- Having work experience at UOB will look nice in your resume, there is a possibility that I will try for a permanent full-time job there after I graduate.

    ConsOffice politics- even as as a contract temp staff, I could feel myself getting involved in the politics which I think is common and unavoidable.

    Bureaucratic system- hard and sometimes, very slow. to get things done across other departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate Officer (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prospretty mundane but was told that will be promoted to class II customer service officer after 1 year.

    ConsNo cons for me to share as i just started working

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    good place to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosasian giant in the banking sector

    Conswork life balance is non existent

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    Running numbers

    Branch Operation Officer (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood Staff benefits and Colleague

    ConsNeed to do "CCA" in order to get promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotion based on performance and not on "CCA"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Routine work

    Temporary Staff (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsStable job. Company has decent benefits structure in place. There will be Christmas lunches and company celebrations etc. Colleagues are civil. Name of the company is good for next job. Pays well

    ConsOffice culture was stagnation mostly. While colleagues are civil, there was no camaraderie. Everyone kept to themselves. Could be demoralizing in the long run.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Temp staff in the remittance department processing telegraphic transfers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork was simple and do not require much thinking. Has a simple pantry for free drinks. Pay was slightly above average for temp staff. Nice office culture

    ConsWork is really boring as it is mostly data entry. Feels like being a robot churning out numbers. Might need to work overtime sometimes, especially nearing the end of the month when there is high volume.

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    Gd environment for sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSales driven, if you are focus on sales and monetary driven, gd place to work with.

    ConsToo stressful environment as sales all about number game. If you dont like pressure and stress, this job is not suitable for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFair dealing

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    Work life is OK,Management is not friendly.

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWill have time to think and work.

    ConsMuch politics and management is not friendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire managers first.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good - nice working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood working environment and work life balance

    Conslimited retail banking products to market

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