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Updated November 26, 2017
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  1. "good internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    free to use Bloomberg & Wind terminal

    Cons

    everything is good, no bad points


  2. "senior analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good coworkers. They are all from top universities in China.

    Cons

    lack proper incentive system. The salary package cannot compare with the market price.

  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BOCI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice colleagues. They can never fire you unless you have done crimes.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic management who will debate on the bonus pool allocation among management, resulting in bonus distribution being late for 4 months. There is no internal mobility at all. The long time serving staff is unwilling to teach junior staff because if they can get rid of the junior staff they can absorb their share of bonus pool in team budget. They used to have good bonus but it is gone too after IT become CEO. The holiday and medical package is below par compare to the industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the senior staff who worked over 10 years and does nothing productive to the company


  4. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BOCI full-time

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to manage your own time and work

    Cons

    People are not ambitious and many don't work hard

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture to motivate people to work harder


  5. "Work-life Balance, but the post is not about quantitative analysis"

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    Former Employee - Junior Quantitative Analyst in Central District (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Junior Quantitative Analyst in Central District (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BOCI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work-life balance. relaxing working environment. people are nice.

    Cons

    the post is not about quantitative analysis but daily operation. poor file management of the seniors. the daily operations are very manual. staff from IT dept are not helpful in driving the business forward. research is not systematic.

    Advice to Management

    1. should turn their research into products
    2. should review objectively the research outcome and not rely on personal feelings
    3. more data-driven and evidence-based decision
    4. should be more open to ideas from colleagues


  6. "Intern in Legal and Compliance division"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Sheung Wan (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Intern in Sheung Wan (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BOCI (More than a year)

    Pros

    Off work on time
    Reasonable workload
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    No return offer system


  7. "SOSO Company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BOCI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance and colleague

    Cons

    poor salary and poor system

    Advice to Management

    go to hell

  8. "Poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BOCI full-time

    Pros

    Short hours. 1 OT per week. Normal can get off on time which means 6pm in the afternoon. Bonus is relative high on the street

    Cons

    Underpay. Way underpay compare to peers. Although bonus is higher, bonus comes very late. You cannot get your bonus until august in the next year.

    Advice to Management

    Raise analyst's salary. Reduce the turnover rate (nearly half left after I joined) pay bonus earlier.


  9. "Research Dept in chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BOCI full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance better than international IB

    Cons

    Severely underpaid; little promotion prospect


  10. "Fixed Income Trader"

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    Former Employee - Asset Management in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Asset Management in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BOCI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good trading manager, very knowledgeable and willing to teach;
    Most of the staff are very nice and polite, easy to deal with;
    Good view;

    Cons

    Very rigid management hierarchy;
    Sometimes tough clients to deal with;
    Many tiny management-related issues disturbs your focus on trading;
    Huge pressure when the debt market faces liquidity crisis

    Advice to Management

    Many could be changed, but so hard for such a big firm, especially owned by government. Maybe be more open to graduate and simplify recruiting process.


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