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First Bank of Nigeria Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • good work life balance, good location for work in London (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to learn due to the number of projects being carried out yearly (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance is not at its premium, you work all the days of the week (in 8 reviews)

  • Stressful, little or no respect for employees, intimidation from bosses, no work-life-balance to mention a few (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fund Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. The organisation provides opportunities for personal development and career growth. Excellent training program.

    Cons

    Compensation not competitive. Decision making timeline can be improved.


  2. "customer service officer/ Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Officer in Delta, CO
    Former Employee - Front Desk Officer in Delta, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Bank of Nigeria full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    having worked in the bank precisely first Bank Nigeria Limited, and with many ank experience, i deem it fit to work here effectively and efficiently well.

    Cons

    interface with customer gives you the opportunity of afvising clients on what the company is all about.

    Advice to Management

    to my best of knowledge i advise that management should take proactive measure to employ the right candidate suitable for the job published.

  3. "Data Scientist"

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

    Pros

    They offer training opportunities and learning development to employees.

    Cons

    Promotion is delayed and completely tied to line manager.

    Advice to Management

    Management should value their employees and endeavor to place employees in areas of best fit


  4. "First bank rating"

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

    I have been working at First Bank of Nigeria full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's one of the reliable banks around so they have a huge customer base which means a bit of job security.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, too deep hierarchical structure that makes it difficult to rise to the top.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cultural cloak that prevents line managers from receiving constructive criticism or even adopting an obviously better opinion.


  5. "Educational"

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

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits, some good people

    Cons

    Monotonous work, poor work environment, some offices are under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Constant Saturday meeting should be stopped, over time pay should be increased.


  6. "relationship mgr"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at First Bank of Nigeria full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    wide branch network coverage nationwide

    Cons

    promotion, upward mobility, culture, transparency,

    Advice to Management

    trim down top management, build transparent culture


  7. "Letshego MFB"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Officer (Loan) in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Relationship Officer (Loan) in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It a good company to work with because all necessary training needed will be provivede

    Cons

    Support to frontliners should be proritized

  8. "Head, non-financial transaction unit"

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    Current Employee - Head, Non-financial Transaction Unit in Ozoro (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Head, Non-financial Transaction Unit in Ozoro (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Bank of Nigeria full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allows to grow career, cares for staff welfare. EPIC is their way.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring for your staff


  9. "Branch staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at First Bank of Nigeria full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Guaranteed salary on or before 19th of the month

    Cons

    Stressful, little or no respect for employees, intimidation from bosses, no work-life-balance to mention a few

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like an asset not a slave


  10. "First bank salaries"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at First Bank of Nigeria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Seen as a reliable player in the market

    Cons

    Very anti staff improvement and not stable with policy

    Advice to Management

    To look towards developing its staff otherwise lose the business to competition.


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