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CIMB Group Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Dato' Sri Nazir Razak
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  • Lower-than-average work life balance and lack of transparency for goals and needs (in 11 reviews)

  • Long working hours and no work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Relationship Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CIMB Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good number of annual leaves, great support from the group overall for work operations (especially from HQ), conducive training site with pleasant environment, great training modules, good coaching and guidance in work operations*

    Good experience gained as you are exposed to business owners, successful individuals, and deal with different kinds of people. Great 1st job for any fresh graduate.

    *depends on who your manager is though.

    Cons

    1. Phone parking toll petrol benefits are on reimbursement basis (parking petrol toll must be justified with sales otherwise can't claim, phone no issue can claim every month)

    2. Slow process to get namecards, stationery, Staff ID Tag, user IDs for work operations.

    3. Strong hiearchy presence

    4. Performance of trainers can vary...some trainers are not good...some are okay...few are excellent.

    5. Career opportunities / advancement can be hard to come by if you don't make effort to get noticed by key people


  2. "Management trainee, Sales and trading div"

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

    I worked at CIMB Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place if you like fast-paced and stimulating in malaysia. Bonus can be generous esp in treasury, CF and CCS dept

    Cons

    Highly political, back-biting culture. Most IB departments demand long hours. Employee motivation too dependent on pay rather than training, and personal value of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employees other than pay.


  3. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Nice place to work
    - Good salary

    Cons

    - Not very good culture
    - Not a good place if you like to be challenged


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  5. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CIMB Group full-time

    Pros

    Pro and friendly colleagues, reasonable working hours

    Cons

    The management team is not so efficient


  6. "Stable working life with little pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CIMB Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and helpful colleagues
    Stable working life

    Cons

    doing repetitive work with less chance of progression
    "pushing work" culture can be seen from other departments and lack of cooperation
    low pay and low increment
    HR keep cutting cost by reducing benefits for staffs

    Advice to Management

    should try to retain staffs by at least giving reasonable increment which can cope inflation


  7. "Corporate Banking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIMB Group full-time

    Pros

    One of the big banks in Malaysia

    Cons

    Political culture slows down work efficiency

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture of the workplace


  8. "Relationship Manager Development Program"

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    Current Employee - Associate Relationship Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Associate Relationship Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trial and error makes you understand how the business run in your way

    Cons

    On the job training without proper basic is a big no.

    Advice to Management

    Should provide a proper Learning & Development program to trainees


  9. "Good experience in local bank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIMB Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment in HQ at KL Sentral, good benefits

    Cons

    More process improvement needed. Should provide more opportunities for internal transfer.


  10. "OK money, experience so so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CIMB Group full-time

    Pros

    Bonus is good if you are in profit centre dept

    Cons

    Culture of individuality instead of team


  11. "Treasury & Markets"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIMB Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bosses recognise your efforts and renumeration is based on individual performance

    Cons

    Lower-than-average work life balance and lack of transparency for goals and needs

    Advice to Management

    Give staff benchmarks/identify areas of improvement



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