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Grameen Bank Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "It was good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grameen Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was good, very friendly staff

    Cons

    No cons, everyting went well for me

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed, i was great


  2. "Better bank to work"

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

    Pros

    Pension system is good enough

    Cons

    Promotion is not so fast


  3. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good learning experience to learn about micro-finance
    field trips were well-organised
    good people

    Cons

    Unorganised - classes were provided but some days there were no activities planned, so you dont get to contribute to the organisation

    Advice to Management

    have the days planned out rather than just organising it upon arrival.
    can hand us some work to do


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  5. "Summer Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse intern coming from different countries. Great Site Visit to different villages. Great Site visit to different grameen social business

    Cons

    Interns job description is unclear. Our daily task was not clearly defined. Sometimes the mentor is not really helpful in providing answers

    Advice to Management

    Should provide a more comprehensive structured program for the intern. Provide a more relevant daily task. Make an official post about the internship program.


  6. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    I worked at Grameen Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Visited local banks and went through the whole process of how the bank works, how the loans are given to customers and how they are used

    Cons

    Was not provided with solid intern work
    The program did not have a structured plan and often had not much to do during the day


  7. "Grameen Internship"

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to embark on projects that interest you. For example, I requested to visit a city slum (after the village trip) and they put me with a team who was going there as well.
    The International Department really takes care of their interns and goes out of their way to ensure our safety and improve our learning experience.
    Everyone there were driven to uplift Bangladesh's poor and despite the low renumeration for most employees there, they seemed passionate and purpose-driven
    Village Trip was really insightful, had a great guide who not only helped translate but helped us learn the way of life of the rural poor

    Cons

    Don't actually contribute to the organisation, more of a learning experience/ attachment
    Unpaid and no stipend but they do sponsor accommodations if you live at the Grand Prince Hotel
    Big organisation so you do see the bureaucracy, less flexibility to move around/ work with different parts of Grameen Bank

    Advice to Management

    For the structured programme, include more activities
    Have mini projects/ actual things to do/ skill-building activities for interns who don't have specific things in mind to do


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    "International Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company's culture and values based on costumer care, innovative help to the poor people through micro-financing system.

    Cons

    Personal growth limitated, loose of trasparency when trying to get more in depth about repayment methodologies.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good but Low Paid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its a great place and provides the facility to meet people from different part of the world. Also, you can really see your work making difference in other people's life.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are very low. Very Low Income and thus doesn't attract major talents. Office culture is good.


  10. "Social Business Responsibiltiy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grameen Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Grameen Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Grameen Bank part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You need to learn about the social business and the implementation of grameen bank ideology practically that gives this company a top-level 97% recovery rate.

    Cons

    They are very bad in english (only bengali)
    the programme is very slow. and they always work on ideologies,not on true statisctics.

    Advice to Management

    You should spend more time on the International GB Programme to make it a huge success.Proff. yunus should be able to meet every intern.


  11. "It was decent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern At the International Department in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Intern At the International Department in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends

    Pros

    You intern with a Nobel Laureate organization.
    You get to see all of the Grameen programs in Dhaka and the rural areas.
    There is a 1 week village stay at a Grameen Bank branch.
    Coordinators are flexible with taking time off.
    You get to meet Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus and get books signed by him.

    Cons

    The internship coordinators are severely disorganized! They run on Bengali time: often late without apologies.
    The level of English is terrible.
    The internship is unpaid.
    The internship is very disorganized.
    The internship is not competitive. There are almost 700 + interns each year. They accept anyone and it is disappointing because there are 16 year olds doing the internship with you! In addition it reduces the attractiveness of the experience for future graduate schools or jobs since its so noncompetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Show up on time. Be more organized. Learn to speak English.


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