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Emirates NBD Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance for most roles, good leave benefits and insurance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Good work environment and work culture" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work Life Balance at some time may not be that great" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Inefficiencies Lead to no work life balance" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Employer Rating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emirates NBD full-time

    Pros

    At Emirates NBD, the organizational culture fosters good values and business ethics.

    Cons

    Downsides are few. Perhaps salary scale may not be as rewarding as with other financial institutions in Dubai's market.


  2. "Good working life balance ... depending on your department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back, flexible management, Good working life balance ... depending on your department

    Cons

    Will rip you off if you state your salary requirement too low, promotion opportunities varies greatly by department/business

  3. "Associate Vice President"

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

    I worked at Emirates NBD full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is paid heavily and work life balance is tilted much more towards life than work

    Cons

    Super mediocre, Short-term benefit mindset and lots of free riders, who can only talk. Everyone is a head of something in the bamk


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Emirates NBD Intern"

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

    Pros

    Very light work schedule and flexibility of hours.
    People are generally friendly
    shorter hours during ramadan
    Get to see a lot of how the company runs

    Cons

    -Very poorly managed
    - Interns are not considered to be of much important
    - difficulty getting recommendation letter due to company policy
    - Interns are not valued
    - Average food

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal communication and beauracracy. Have a more defined recruiting process that applies to those who are just graduating. Improve communication between the different departments.


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Emirates NBD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best local company to work with. Market reach is high and talent is appreciated

    Cons

    Low pay masters and heirarchical


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emirates NBD full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of out of work activities

    Cons

    It is a good bank to work for, but it does not have the largest global presence, in that sense it's name may get unnoticed in an international environment


  7. "Transaction assistant at hdfc for two years"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emirates NBD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The growth of the bank

    Cons

    New job and new rules

    Advice to Management

    Please try to provide feedback on my application

  8. Helpful (4)

    "IT in Emirates NBD"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of big bank in UAE

    Cons

    No work life balance
    No proper planning for projects.
    Managers and local people with stringen mindset.
    No value for HR
    Join if you consider money ,no life n all

    Advice to Management

    Ask your managers ,vp n leads to go work in USA,uk or at least in India to learn work culture and wat it mean by agile.


  9. "Credit analyst"

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

    I have been working at Emirates NBD full-time

    Pros

    Working environment
    Acceptable benefits
    Balance between work and personal life

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to peers
    Salaries of new joiners are much higher than old staff.
    Salaries of seniors are extremely high as compared to direct reporters
    No growth
    Yearly performance appraisal is not based on performance but other reasons

    Advice to Management

    Take care of talents
    Give staff the right appraisal
    Provide them with salaries equal to peers


  10. "Employer Review"

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

    I worked at Emirates NBD full-time

    Pros

    Great Organizational Culture for Learning

    Cons

    Work Life Balance at some time may not be that great.