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Svenska Handelsbanken Overview

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Stockholm, Jämtland (Sweden)
1001 to 5000 employees
1871
Company - Public (SHB.A)
Finance
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
SEB AB, Nordea Bank, Danske Bank
Svenska Handelsbanken is Swedish for universal banking. The group provides corporate and individual clients with deposit products, loans, credit cards, and other banking services. Subsidiaries operate in several related areas, including life insurance, mortgages, pensions, fund ... Read more

Svenska Handelsbanken Reviews

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    "Scandinavian equities in NY"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
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    Pros

    If you are Swedish and want to work in NYC, it is highly recommended. They pay relatively well, you get great benefits (more European than typically American), and the atmosphere is no more or less intense than other firms. Given that Wall Street firms are contracting, smaller firms like Svenska Handelsbanken will have a better chance to compete, so going forward that should be a good thing for current and prospective employees of the firm.

    Cons

    Non-Swedes are not treated equally. Swedish is the language of choice in the office and it's rude to those who do not speak the language. Management does not discourage this, and in fact most of the bosses do it regularly when they are in town. Management is also disorganized, and the turnover at the top and amongst the employees is worrisome.

    Advice to Management

    Either fully support the NY office or close it. Right now it seems to be an afterthought.

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Svenska Handelsbanken Interviews

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    Account Manager Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Svenska Handelsbanken (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Applied Online which was a cv, cover letter and questions
    Over the phone interview, question on myself and where I wanted to be
    Then face to face. Really friendly environment

    Make sure you understand the company culture, vales and beliefs. Overall the interviewer liked that I was young and saw myself in the company for the long term benefits

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