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Bank of the Philippine Islands Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good benefits and great colleagues (in 6 reviews)

  • Good training ground for starters - new college grads (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much politics, No OT Pay, Low Salary (in 6 reviews)

  • Bell curve system applied for annual ratings (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I want to get out of here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    16th months pay, talented bosses. Job security. So sorry, cannot think of more pros to reach the 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    Key Result Areas, where your performance rating is based, does not accurately measure your performance. Tenure has no value. Prefers millenials. BPI does not appreciate long-tenured employees, after equipping them with skills and knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Change your rating system. I will look for another employer that can appreciate my skills, skills that you had provided me at much cost.


  2. "Best company for me."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Associate IT Specialist
    Former Employee - Associate IT Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Career Growth, Working Environment

    Cons

    Salary (bit lower than usual but still okay because of benefits)

  3. "Easy to get in, hard to get out."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayala (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayala (Costa Rica)

    Pros

    1. Very nice and decent colleagues
    2. Very nice workplace
    3. Good benefits

    Cons

    1. Low basic salary
    2. Unprofessional personnel in quitclaim division, phone always busy, or ringing only. Don't expect a hassle-free resignation.
    3.

    Advice to Management

    Re-hire new competent personnel who has a Six Sigma training to cut-off back logs and improve customer and resigned personnel experience.


  4. "Working long hours is quite okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Perks bonuses, incentives, salary, good environment

    Cons

    Long hours, late lunch and all


  5. "BPI"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Nice culture. Everything about BPI is stability and trust. That's what I like about them.

    Cons

    Very conservative to a fault sometimes. Sometimes they miss big opportunities, but they also do not get in to much trouble.

    Advice to Management

    None as of the moment. They are what they are. BPI is doing really good so kudos to management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Most reputable bank in the country"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Point of view from tenured middle management"

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

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

    Pros

    Integrity of the people who work here is top-notch.

    Cons

    Home grown talents are not compensated for their stay.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people who are loyal and stay in the company. BPI should learn how to benchmark with other leading banks.

  8. "Great job advancement"

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    • 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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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