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EBRD Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti
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  • Senior management does not have a clear vision about the Bank's future (in 15 reviews)

  • In addition subjective negative perception of some senior managers adds additional obstacles to career progression of otherwise qualified staff (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Institution with a mission!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -interesting work content
    -top professionals from all over the world
    -work-life balance
    -cooperative culture across departments

    Cons

    -day-to-day tasks can get repetitive/mundane


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Think twice before you apply."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EBRD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multiculturalism, if you're into that sort of thing. Fairly decent people, for the most part. The rest are just plain nuts.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, stressful environment, short-term contracts, absolutely NO chance of advancement.


  3. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at EBRD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management. Travel opportunities and training.

    Cons

    No offices in major European Cities


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  5. "Fast, fun paced and rewarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary
    Former Employee - Secretary
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits with 2 weeks vacation available immediately upon hiring. Company parties and retreats.

    Cons

    Resident offices are a little disconnected from London


  6. "Good organisation to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Definitely a good work-life balance

    Cons

    slow career progression at this bank


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Getting worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting projects and smart people. Lots of responsibility and flexibility.

    Cons

    Badly managed bank with no strategy, no structure and in chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Start managing the bank.


  8. "Principal Adviser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Adviser in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Adviser in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A diverse, flexible, innovative and modern organisation.

    Cons

    Stagnant organisational structure, low turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritise mobility


  9. "No transparency, too top heavy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of lovely and interesting people. Good quality of work.

    Cons

    Lovely people are all stuck in the middle. Organisation structure is an inverse pyramid. Some teams think it's ok to appoint a senior position rather than having a competitive selection process.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of top managers


  10. "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible, great colleagues, good pay,

    Cons

    everyday dealing with same tasks becomes boring after a while


  11. "nice experience"

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

    I worked at EBRD (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    bright community of people (very clever), powerful mission, interesting projects

    Cons

    packages tend to be low, senior management is a bit out of reality and out of day to day job, a bit bureaucratic, no carreer progression



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