Zenith Bank

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Zenith Bank Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
26 Reviews

3.4
26 Reviews
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Zenith Bank CEO Godwin I. Emefiele
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  1.  

    Top company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Zenith Bank is the 2nd biggest bank in the country with branches all over the federation.

    Cons

    They encourage more of self performance rather than team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage team work.

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    Senior executive assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to meet people, and may be make a few connections if you are lucky!

    Cons

    You get lost in the midst of things, you lose ur career path, you lose your social life! There is no time for anything else but the job. Operators are overused, contract staff are underpaid, marketers have massive unattainable targets. Your best bet is to work in the special departments like FX, HR, Ebiz, IT; that way you can at least have some real banking experience on your CV.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - staff welfare especially junior staff, some of them have had same salary for 10 years
    - there should an operations manager in every branch that operators report to; and not be answerable to a branch manager that is only interested in generating profits
    - ICandA are basically a bunch of heartless people driven by the desire to get pats on the back at the expense of any operator.

  3.  

    Great place to work and excel

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

    Pros

    Good brand reputation for career erbt

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Internal control and Audit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Auditor  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Resident Auditor in Lagos (Nigeria)

    Pros

    Gathering of professionals discussing and shearing issues.

    Cons

    It is a company that gives an opportunity to learn and develop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not so pleasant an experience..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketer  in  Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Marketer in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

    Pros

    The upfront salary payments are about the only good reason I'd say..

    Cons

    Professionalism, especially as regards marketing style leaves a lot to be desired..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to restrategise on how deposits should be mobilised..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    unsatisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller

    Pros

    good place to start, big name, good place to meet people, helps make you more patient and adaptive

    Cons

    no attention to staff welfare, no motivation, especially for the contract staff because you are expected to do everything a full staff does

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are losing your image. IT is no longer at the top, pay attention to your junior staff and your contract staff. they are your family. everyone is important. with proper motivation you will remain on top. also try to understand that staff have personal lives as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Relationship Banker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banker  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Banker in Lagos (Nigeria)

    Pros

    Nice place to work than most places in the country

    Cons

    Promotion is slow at work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefit issues

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn Machiavellian principles

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn marketing
    A great place to become focused
    Very visible brand
    Great exposure to high net worth individuals

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow knowledge of banking transactions
    Limited professional banking exposure
    Top heavy
    Salaries and bonuses can be changed suddenly
    Limited career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice for if performance bonuses are paid as stated in employment letters. Any weighing or calculations should be made clear at the same time with targets to motivate staff and to prove that the bank indeed has integrity.
    Branches should have greater autonomy in issuing and managing credit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just OK!

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

    Pros

    decent pay
    quick promotion
    networking opportunities to meet some of the country's top shots

    Cons

    Work life balance
    stressful
    unrealistic targets
    long and late hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Zenith bank is an industry leader and a good Brand that will continue to stay at the top.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Treasury Officer  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Treasury Officer in Lagos (Nigeria)

    Pros

    Job security and good working environment.

    Cons

    It takes too long to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your lower level staff. They are strategic and represent the image of your Brand. Compensate them well to prevent them from moving to other organizations.ze

    Neutral Outlook

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