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EBRD Reviews

Updated August 8, 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. "Professional environment"

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

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For full time employees there are full packages of benefits, allowances, pension funds.

    Cons

    Not easy transition for job promotions.


  2. "Financial Institution with a mission!"

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    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

  3. "Fast, fun paced and rewarding"

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    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


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment with solid hard working staff.

    Cons

    Some Departments have an unethical work standard.


  5. "A multinational work place"

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    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EBRD as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My time at EBRD was enjoyable. My line manager was very supportive and approachable with an open door policy. He was voted best boss and It was so true! My team in London is small, but very friendly. my co-workers in Europe were also supportive. Staff restaurant is subsidised, great food (I think one of the best in London). Pay package was ok.

    Cons

    Like an government agency, doesn't encourage innovation, old fashioned. People hardly left, hard to get in as a permanent employee. I could see a lot of employees have that 9-5 attitude, whereas some work extremely hard.


  6. "Economic Analyst"

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

    I worked at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - multi-cultural environment
    - engaging projects

    Cons

    - process-oriented culture
    - rigid employment contract system


  7. "Mission-driven financial institutions with diverse staff"

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    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EBRD as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - international staff
    - projects with real impact on countries of operations
    - subsidized cafeteria
    - good work-life balance

    Cons

    - bureaucratic at times
    - difficult upward mobility

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Taking Development Bank out of the EBRD"

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    Current Employee - Senior Banker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Banker in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good name recognition, easy access to clients

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, long on policy short on strategy,

    Advice to Management

    Need to commnicate openly with staff


  9. Helpful (1)

    "EBRD - resident office analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Many private sector projects are genuinely interesting and result in real change both on micro and macro levels. While not everyone on the staff is really into the Bank's mission, most employees, at least from the office I'm stationed at, are motivated, willing to help and fun to be around. The paycheck is so-so, but the overall compensation package is decent, including a good medical insurance. The workload tends to be fairly light, especially in comparison with slave-driving industries like IB.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, the salary is not that impressive and will probably stay this way given the growing focus on cost-cutting. Promotions are rare and top performers don't get enough recognition/extra rewards for their efforts. The decision-making process is somewhat bureaucratic and at times frustrating, but it depends a lot on the manager/banking team involved.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intercultural working environment, interesting projects, committed and friendly colleagues, many internal development opportunities (i.e. trainings), flexible working possible

    Cons

    depends a lot on the line manager and the team, very slow in decision


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