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ABN AMRO Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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ABN AMRO Chairman, Managing Board Gerrit Zalm
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Pros
  • Work life balance well thought out and this results in good productivity (in 24 reviews)

  • Good working environment, friendly co-workers (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Wellicht te veel accent op het werven van talent en te weinig op concrete voorbereiding en behoud (in 9 reviews)

  • senior management (level below board) is very political (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Private Banking Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time

    Pros

    Open office concept that brings a collaborative space for everyone. Information is fluid and transparent, yet securely confidential.

    Cons

    As an intern, sometimes everyone is too busy with their own work to bother with your tasks. They do appreciate your time and effort, just remember you are there to fend for yourself as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Do not compromise on your current values and work culture. Embed yourself into every level of the hierarchy.


  2. "Managing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time

    Pros

    growing US presence, entrepreneurial culture

    Cons

    still limited size limits exposure


  3. "Senior Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABN AMRO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal, powerful company. Excellent, professional work ethic. Excellent-rated global powerhouse and a wonderful company to have had the privilege to work for.

    Cons

    Some employees can be a bit too big for their britches and ought to apply themselves to more teamwork instead . One thing numerous employees always hated was cliques and favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering the very professional work environment and fair, team play. I would suggest ABN AMRO do more of a background check to combat some of the strange people that were hired that were later cited for child crimes.


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  5. "Work at Infosys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work Culture and Environment
    2. Knowledge bank
    3. Supportive management

    Cons

    Great place to work, hard to get noticed


  6. Helpful (2)

    "ABN AMRO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABN AMRO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance
    Great Boss
    Growing Company
    Professional Colleagues
    Interesting Deals

    Cons

    Dutch National Bias
    Lower Pay than US Banks

    Advice to Management

    Open opportunities to workers who are not Dutch. Make pay more competitive


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ABN is a nice companny to work for. Salary is not great but was decent

    Cons

    Leadership, everything continuously changes. Sometimes the strategy was missing


  8. "Rewards those who work hard"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABN AMRO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    More so than any company I have worked at, ABN AMRO rewards those who work hard and do good work. A strong emphasis is placed on results, and there is ample opportunity for those to take on new roles and responsibilities. Most high level positions come via internal promotion, so there is always opportunity. The financial industry as a whole is very fast paced which makes your days fly by and gives you opportunity to work with many technologies and always work on new things.

    Cons

    There is significant task switching required and the pace/stress of the industry is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Overall senior management is very strong. No particular advice.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Internship Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, ok perks. Focus on learning was present from fellow employees from Day 1. They cared (or seemed to) about your progression, learning curve, and personal interests.

    Cons

    A bank stuck between state-owned vs. private owned. Stuck with many ECB-mandated compliance issues. Also, even though the bank is trying to become international, it still has a preference for speaking Dutch in the office, warding away international students.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Long way to go in order to compete internationally for talent, but they have the right attitude and vision.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Derivative sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABN AMRO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very independent work environment with decent brand recognition

    Cons

    Seemed to lack a cohesive growth plan

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be and how to achieve it


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Chicago office petty politics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABN AMRO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, medical coverage and time off are very good.

    Cons

    Office moral is bad especially in the IT department. Poor responses from IT for business issues most likely due to poor treatment by CIO and his immediate managers. CIO has largest office in the place yet has his employees in cubes that get smaller and smaller. The CIO was seen yelling at a former CEO from the Netherlands when that CEO was on his way out. Very petty. The CIO bought millions of dollars of equipment and let it sit for years only to deploy it when he could get more cronies from his old firm to join his group. We needed that equipment sooner for better response times for our trading. Who knows how much money was wasted and still is due to lack of foresight, movement and leadership by this CIO.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it is time for the Netherland office to come in and do a very detailed examination of capital expendatures and management from the IT department to the CEO. Our office may not be as big as the UK and Netherland offices in importance, however it can be a power house for US operations if very needful changes are made. Perhaps it would be better if a CEO and CIO from the Netherlands was brought into the Chicago office. This would stop the cronyism of the present regime and also better bridge our relationship with the home office.



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