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Close Brothers Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1878
Company - Public (CBGPF)
Finance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Aldermore Bank, Lombard, Investec
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but if you're talking about Close Brothers, you can add financial services to that list. The company has three divisions including its asset management arm, which manages investment funds and wealth for retail ... Read more

Close Brothers Reviews

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    Former Employee - Branch Administrator in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Branch Administrator in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Close Brothers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management team
    Training and development opportunities
    Good reward systems in place

    Cons

    unfeasible targets set in certain months against other branches, needs to be more tailored towards individual branches to produce a more accurate account of performance
    high turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    increase the use of advanced technology to support dealer network in line with competitors
    Make more realistic benchmarks to work towards

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Close Brothers Interviews

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    Client Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wimbledon, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Close Brothers (Wimbledon, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Very easy interviews (too easy actually), but very, very drawn out and a long process - mainly because the recruiting managers, by their own admission, didn't get their act together and book in interview dates. Had to complete a number of psychometric tests as well.
    The fact the interviews were so easy did alarm me and I wish I'd listened to those gut-instinct warnings - basically I was going to work for people who had no idea about the area of work they were managing.

    Interview Questions

    • CV / competency based questions - just about career history.   Answer Question
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