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Garanti Bank Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Garanti Bank President and CEO Ergun Özen
Ergun Özen
23 Ratings

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Pros
  • One of the biggest Banks in Turkey (in 8 reviews)

  • Salary of the company is above other companies in Turkey sector for a fresh university graduate (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • overambitious people, unqualified executives, unfair career path (in 2 reviews)

  • Corporate culture of the company is a scandal, all employees are trying to humiliate each other and make things harder for others all the time (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "“Great place to work”"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay & benefits are good. Plenty of PTO and holidays. Able to work without a lot of supervision. Pretty liberal about working from home.

    Cons

    The company needs to do more to culitvate younger talent. In a short time 5 to 10 year time frame there will be a lack of knowledgeable advisors. Compensation is a struggle because they are always trying to get a little more from the advisors.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    Best human resources of the company

    Cons

    Bureaucracy becoming more severe after BBVA integration

    Advice to Management

    Invent more on analytics


  3. "Trading floor is a heart-break"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Trader in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garanti Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leading bank in Turkey, biggest trading flow
    A very good reputation

    Cons

    No structure for people development

    Advice to Management

    HR and career development should be held distinctively for different departments and functions since needs, career routes & motivations are very different


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  5. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Controller in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Internal Controller in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garanti Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well known company, location, internal education

    Cons

    Salary, you have to work at least 2 years in order to pay your certification fees by company


  6. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garanti Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has good brand value, good location for a HQ

    Cons

    Too little incentives, too many incompetent HR people.


  7. "Great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivating culture to be innovative

    Cons

    Competition between different units may create inconsistency sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the value they give to employees


  8. "Disappointing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Evaluation Associate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Loan Evaluation Associate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garanti Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good compensation for language skills
    - Adaptation to technology on corporate level increases efficiency compared to rivals

    Cons

    - No career opportunities for young people (specially MT's)
    - Low wages and bonuses decrease employee satisfaction
    - Old workforce, specially in manager level isn't compatible with up and coming trainees
    - High working hours


  9. "You need links"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the biggest banks in Turkey

    Cons

    Turkish culture and all its link based business life

    Advice to Management

    None, its a downward spiral.
    Better change country, not only the institution


  10. "The best bank of Turkey"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business and Process Development Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Business and Process Development Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best private bank of Turkey and known as its power on digital and appetite for innovation.

    Cons

    I guess non when it is compared with others.


  11. "Project Finance Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Finance Analyst in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Project Finance Analyst in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company has good Compensation Benefits. Also, it has relatively good salary (with respect to other commercial banks).

    Cons

    There are very few oppurtunies to increase your value. Management class does not give importance to lower title workers. Works are being done in re-active way, not pro-active.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your workers


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