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Updated Jul 14, 2021

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3.3
86%
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Pros
  • "Best sustainable employer in Africa(in 12 reviews)

  • "poor mentorship and working environment(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bureaucracy and slow decision making rampant(in 5 reviews)

  • "Excessively bureaucratic and slow with many (perhaps too many) rules and regulations(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      good

      Mar 15, 2021 - Student in London, KY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      A very international atmosphere to work in

      Cons

      Things can be very slow

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      It helps to be a former employee

      Jan 29, 2021 - Consultant in Columbia, SC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Familiarity, congeniality, based in Africa

      Cons

      Bureaucratic, can be cumbersome, and slow processing

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent place for developing different skills

      Jan 10, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Overture for exposure to different areas and expand personal knowledge base. Exposure to all cutting hedge global and regional initiatives for Africa. Amiable working culture

      Cons

      It's bureaucratic, sometimes disorganized. African management culture is rigid. Currently understaffed placing heavy work burden.

      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      marketing agent

      Sep 8, 2015 - Marketing and Business Management Specialist in Africa, MO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      My country is developing and there is plenty project that need to be finance. The agricultural sector is very buoyant. Subsidize agriculture and approach farmers in Ivory Coast will be an asset and profitable for the bank and for farmers. Real estate is a sensitive and interesting sector for bank in Ivory Coast. Help market women who shopping vegetables will get them closer to the bank and save their revenues a save. I think that if I have this opportunity to work as marketing agent I will promote the bank for these sectors to subscribe to my country's development program. I am from French country and I most speak French because my background language is French. Sincerely yours

      Cons

      developpe the country,help farmers and local business mens.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Intern

      Nov 16, 2015 -  in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great working environment, busy schedule, substantive work.

      Cons

      Disorganized intern program, early days are not the most exciting work wise.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Wasted potential

      Jun 10, 2014 - Economist in Tunis, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Used to be positioned to make the difference on the African continent. Had potential to do it through innovative thinking and meritocratic appointment particularly at senior management level

      Cons

      Dysfunctional organization, Appointment not based on merit but connection,

      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Not to much to write about

      Jul 11, 2015 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great guys, and nice opportunity to meet people from different countries

      Cons

      poor management and they really need to understand the ethic of banking

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not so premier internally

      Oct 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some passionate & dedicated staff, presence in Africa

      Cons

      Inefficient slow organization, bureaucracy, uneven standards, climate of mistrust

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good org but needs further improvement

      Jul 14, 2021 - Payroll Officer in Abidjan
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great education benefits for kids. Family allowance and health insurance.

      Cons

      Management need to be better but efforts are being made though.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Jun 19, 2021 - Learning Officer in Abidjan
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Process is competitive and they are migrating to a new software that would make the experience better

      Cons

      The former technology makes it very manual and cumbersome

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