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"The time spent here helped me gain experience on a personal and also professional level"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Junior Dealer in Bucuresti (Romania)
Current Employee - Junior Dealer in Bucuresti (Romania)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Bank of Cyprus full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Gaining experience and also the team I work with

Cons

Lack of communication between departments

Other Employee Reviews for Bank of Cyprus

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Unless you are Cypriot, you don't stand a chance for personal growth and advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment (strong relationships among employees)
    Young personnel (low age average)
    Steady and secure business
    Good reputation (customer's opinion)
    Modern and functional facilities

    Cons

    Poor communication between Senior Management and low-end employees
    Few chances for growth and advancement inside the company
    Disappointing practices of using company's human resources
    Low salaries and some benefits for specific employees
    Overtime work without payment

    Advice to Management

    Bank of Cyprus' Senior Management should share the success (good reputation, latest market share rise, year profits etc.) with the rest of the company such as the low-end employees (last but not least). A good recipe needs the best ingredients to become tasteful. Therefore, bonuses are for all employees and not for senior only.

    Human Resources Department lacks of new and fresh ideas of graping the best out of every employee. For instance, Performance Management is out of HR's picture. In some cases, they choose to place some inappropriate Managers in wrong positions or transfer employees, without prior discussion, just to fill in gaps. In majority, the question "Who's the most suitable for the job?" is replaced with "Who has ever troubled his/her manager?" or "Who is thought as a threat according to supervisor report?".


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK for a Greek bank..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Athens (Greece)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have their own training/skills seminars, with a variety to choose.
    Salary is ok for juniors, compared to market.
    Overtime is paid in full.
    Share options from time to time.
    Reduced fees and pricing for your own banking needs.

    Cons

    You can choose up to 2 (1 or 2-day) seminars per year. Other than that, they will not fund your MSc, a second foreign language or anything else.
    Very slow career growth. Only a few promotions each year and the salary raises instructed by the government are better than the ones the senior management gives.
    Big company feel.

    Advice to Management

    Give more funding (maybe via LAEK) to whatever anyone is attending.
    Give better raises.
    Adopt casual Fridays where possible (i.e. HQ buildings etc, not consumer branches).

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