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Banco de Sabadell Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Banco de Sabadell CEO José Oliu Creus
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  1. "Great place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banco de Sabadell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Growth opportunities
    - Good people
    - The bank has a good future ahead of itself
    - Work-life balance is very good

    Cons

    - Salaries are not great for what you are expected to do
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  2. "It's an o.k. place to work at for a year or a year and a half, but don't waste any more of your time there."

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    Former Employee - Teller in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Teller in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only good reasons I can think of for working at Sabadell are the schedule (branches are closed
    on Saturdays & Sundays). You can accumulate a good amount of vacation days in a short amount of time. And that you don't have to worry about cross selling bank products, and opening new accounts.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible compared to other banks. I've worked at other banks were tellers can make extra money from a monthly teller bonus. At Sabadell you'd be lucky if you get one bonus during the year, and they don't give it during the holidays. No sick days at all. If you're sick and you need to make money you better go to work because if you don't, you won't get payed. Very few opportunities for advancement. I also noticed a high turnover rate. The tellers wouldn't stick around very long.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your hard working employees a decent wage. Part of the reason why I left the bank was because I hadn't gotten a raise in two years. And the bonus that we received in March had been cut. So it was less than the bonus that I had gotten the year before. If the bank is having such a hard time making money, I suggest that upper management do what a lot of other banks do, and start charging non-customers a fee to cash their checks. I think that would make non-customers either open up accounts to avoid the fees, or would make them go to their own banks to deposit their checks.


  3. "Good methodologies in a strict environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IOS Developer in Sabadell (Spain)
    Current Employee - IOS Developer in Sabadell (Spain)

    I have been working at Banco de Sabadell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good companions with capacity to help you in whatever you need.
    - Good working methodology.
    - Meetings to share experiences and learning.
    - Use of good ways to develop a complete project.

    Cons

    - Serious and strict environment.
    - Hours of work not flexible.


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  5. "A company with a good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banco de Sabadell part-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Colleagues, Location, various tasks

    Cons

    The food at the restaurants could be better

    Advice to Management

    Provide higher quality food would certainly improve employees' productivity


  6. "Intern-Corporate Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great leadership as well as several tools to help you adapt into the work-force. They also offer free lunch!

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about the company. My internship served as a great learning experience before moving along to my first full-time job.


  7. "Architecture Solutions Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sabadell (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sabadell (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Banco de Sabadell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good external image, high salary if you get it

    Cons

    No career development, no matter the quality/quantity of your work, Golden retirement for dinasours


  8. "Hectic work environment, no opportunities"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Sabadell (Spain)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Sabadell (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banco de Sabadell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to find any pros... Flexibe hours, but you would have to ask for permission first.

    Cons

    - Very hectic work environment
    - No methodologies/strategies
    - No career development/growth opportunities
    - No training/mentoring
    - No benefits
    - Some employees are closed-minded, typical Catalan mentality.
    - Very little diversity
    - Long working days
    - Too long of a commute if you live in Barcelona and work in Sabadell
    - If you don't speak or at least understand Catalan, my advice is not to consider working here

    Advice to Management

    Get involved in your team members' career plans, make time to talk to your employees.


  9. "Marketing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Polanco, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Polanco, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a new and young company, with a very hectic, but fun environment. Most of the people are young and well conectted and have great experience. It is a team and supporting spirit.

    Cons

    It is a very stressful environment and work never stops. Sometimes it gets a bit buroecratic since many decisions have to go through the headquarters in Spain.

    Advice to Management

    It is a wonderful place to work, great for learning, however, sometimes work exceeds the limits and even when they are hiring new people, and objectives are being filled, I believe more motivation and integrational activities would be in order.


  10. "Bad salary conditions and pressure for results"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Benidorm (Spain)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Benidorm (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banco de Sabadell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    5th Bank of Spain. Stable. Constant training in skills, products, new applications.

    Cons

    Big differences in salaries. No increasements. More responsabilities but no more salary. Expect to assume more for the same money. No extra for extra-hours. Every day to inform about results. Lots of pressure. Lowest salaries in the sector except you come from a swallowed bank (rescued bank)

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your people not only expecting from them that they work harder for nothing in return. Pay people according to their duties and responsabilities. In comparison to the other 4 banks,we gain 700-1000 euros less in the same job.


  11. "Probably the worst bank in Spain to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work - life balance

    Cons

    Very low salaries (around 30-50% lower than average market), no professional opportunities. Very low salaries, no benefits and therefor bad employees as good ones leave the bank after 1-2-3 years. They pay around 20k for full time employees, it's ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Get fired!



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