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Bank of the Philippine Islands Reviews

Updated November 22, 2016
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Aurelio Montinola III
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Pros
  • Very good benefits and great colleagues (in 6 reviews)

  • Benefits, Career Growth, Working Environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • very low salary and basic benefit package, no HMO (in 5 reviews)

  • Relatively slow promotion time, because a lot of value is attributed to seniority (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands as an intern

    Pros

    great practical experience in banking

    Cons

    lack of training opportunities in the short time period

    Advice to Management

    enforce a structured training for interns


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Most reputable bank in the country"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The training within can be considered world class despite it being a National bank. The caliber of hires and those home grown are mostly excellent. There is an aura of having to deliver excellence in all that is done - a BPI and Ayala trait (I assume). Very principled and impeccable values instilled in employees.

    Cons

    Slow is some promotions, including pay raises which results to talented people getting pirated. It almost becomes a training ground for young aspirants. Pay scale of seniors are thought to be too high vs. all juniors.
    Is very conservative and deliberate as a manner of working, and not for the entrepreneurial spirit nor high risk takers.

    Advice to Management

    Too many new hires at very senior levels that may not be delivering the needed incremental business. Not a deep enough bench that the middle managers get poached too easily.


  3. "Positive Envinronment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - ICEE in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Intern - ICEE in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Compensation and benefits are reasonable, they have positive environment and fun activities like bible studies and mass during lunch.

    Cons

    i think there is no downside working at BPI.

    Advice to Management

    more activities


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  5. "Great job advancement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career Growth and Advancement
    Easy promotions as long as you work hard.
    No Weekends
    Quarterly bonuses are awesome.
    Every year salary increase

    Cons

    Work under pressure
    Not good management
    Work Overload
    Work long hours


  6. "Conservative and tight culture"

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

    Pros

    The professional culture is good. Changes were made by the current executives, resulted to a more relaxed environment. Good pay and benefits if you are an officer. They also offer stock purchase.

    Cons

    Too traditional and seniority still exists. The process to request supplies are so slow. Top management are open to listen but does not implement.


  7. "BPI review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and great colleagues

    Cons

    Could not think of any cons


  8. "Good Place to Start"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading bank in the Philippines

    Cons

    Low starting salary and very conservative culture


  9. "good training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment, people are professional, and integrity is strongly practiced

    Cons

    lots of politics involved to rise from the ranks


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Banking Career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Managers are the best when it comes to leadership.

    Cons

    Salary is not enough for an equity analyst title.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your salary rate


  11. "Frontliner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Frontline Staff -tellernew Acct, Foreign Exchange
    Former Employee - Frontline Staff -tellernew Acct, Foreign Exchange
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BPI gave us a decent living, a car, house and education for my children.also it gave us a satisfying retirement fund. on top of all BPI gave us prestige and honor as its former employee my hisband as senior officer and me as frontliner.

    Cons

    Did have immediate training to avoid forgery

    Advice to Management

    Keep up d name synanymous to Leadehip in d banking industry


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