Dexia Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2020

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3.0
53%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Dexia CEO Wouter Devriendt
Wouter Devriendt
4 Ratings
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  • "Unless you have a French diploma from a Grand Ecole - don't even bother to apply(in 5 reviews)

  • "Also, please disregard the completely biased and factually incorrect review posted in February 2014 by senior management (yes, we know who you are)(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Vast Improvements in IT and Ops"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Personnel in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health Benefits are great People are great Projects get completed

    Cons

    Company trying to recover from economic crisis

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  2. "Happy place, mixed experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dexia full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, ability to learn many many things

    Cons

    No working from home, no growth whatsoever, too much dependence on Head Office,

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  3. "Overall good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice compensation packed and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities

  4. "Zombie bank"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dexia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beginners can learn a few things. International exposure and sometimes mobility can happen. Good place for work life balance... And sometimes too much so.

    Cons

    Objectives are unclear and fuzzy politics often dominates rational thinking. Obsolete and crazy IT structure creates silos, misunderstanding and confusion. In process to be closed.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "This place is a freakin joke"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pee-On in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can get away with doing just about nothing here, on a daily basis. Employees often sleep at their desk. If they are not sleeping, they are surfing the web.

    Cons

    Below market-rate pay. By far, the most incompetent, inept management I have come across in my career, thanks to the top-heavy organizational design preferred by the French. Bureaucracy and red tape prevent real work and innovation from occuring. Seriously, do not waste your time at this place. Also, please disregard the completely biased and factually incorrect review posted in February 2014 by senior management (yes, we know who you are). Ask any current or former employee, and they will undoubtedly tell you that joining Dexia was the biggest mistake of their career (unless they are French).

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  6. "Wanted to quit this place after joining there a week"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Dexia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health benefits. That is it. Period.

    Cons

    Lack of motivation. Management . This place deserves the recognition as the worst run place.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Should have bailed one month after joining"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Dexia

    Pros

    Benefit package here is quite good. Vacation time is generous, at 4 weeks for AVP, 5 for VP. Other reviews are spot on when they say that the work-life balance is good. Evening or weekend work is almost unheard of.

    Cons

    Lack of motivation and initiative among many of the worker bees. No real innovation here. IT organization is completely inept, using technologies long considered out-of-date at any other "real" bank. Typical French politics. if you speak the language, you might advance a bit faster than a non-French speaker.

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  8. "Good place to hang out, but not work nor learn. Pay is way below market so it only attracts the lower performance people"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dexia

    Pros

    Dexia is a place where you can enjoy a good work life balance and good benefits. If you know the right people, you can live there forever.

    Cons

    Very political Foreign based so French and Belgian people have the "home" advantage Pay is very much below market Poor management Terrible HR

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  9. "Dexia Credit Local NY"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Assistant Vice President - Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexia

    Pros

    Terrific benefits and a very strong work-life-balance ingrained in the culture. In very rare occasions are the weeks where most people work more than 40 hours. Additionally, the health insurance benefits are provided by the company. In the world of banking/finance, job security is something most people have in Dexia.

    Cons

    The compensation is well below the market. Additionally, having an expat Senior Management Team leads to complacency and lack of initiative among native staff. Unfortunately, most of the senior managers are in NY for a five-year assignment and back off to Europe after it's over. This really should change to build a more solid team in all of the branches.

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  10. "Good place to learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dexia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good life balance, nice and skilled coworkers, good place to learn

    Cons

    Lack of perspectives due to the context, old IT tools, less pecuniary incentives, rather slow-paced environment

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