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ISBAN Reviews

Updated Nov 6, 2019

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ISBAN CEO Juan C. Martín Guirado
Juan C. Martín Guirado
15 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ISBAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    after two years working at Isban...I don't know what are the pros..May be to learn some Spanish words?

    Cons

    - poor management, no leadership - everyone complaining about everything. All the time. - managers don't trust employees - computers sucks; you end bringing your own computer if you want to do some real work

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    ISBAN2017-03-29

    ISBAN Response

    April 12, 2017Senior HR Business Partner

    This is a review from Boston MA and not the UK so we cannot respond.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place ever"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ISBAN full-time

    Pros

    During 2010-12 use to be a good place to move to new countries: UK, Spain, Poland...Not anymore.

    Cons

    -- Worst management ever; don't care about people, just task focused. -- US workforce is formed is formed by cheap Spanish and Mexicans that depends on their visa. Underpaid --> ISBAN takes advantage of this to pay less than other companies -- they have "partners" that really do pure body selling of even cheaper resources. -- No clear strategy, keep changing senior managers all time, people move to the bank (customer) or other country as soon as they can. -- overtime (of course, not paid) -- lack of training -- tools and computers are from past century. If your laptop breaks, you're by yourself,no one is going to fix it. we ended bringing our personal laptops.

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    ISBAN2017-01-07

    ISBAN Response

    April 12, 2017Senior HR Business Partner

    This is a review about Boston MA so we cannot respond in the UK

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Awful, dead end place"

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    I have been working at ISBAN

    Pros

    Co-workers are the only reason to show up every day.

    Cons

    Terrible management at all levels, zero project planning or management skills, Spanish male dominated, zero advancement opportunities, no clue what employees do every day. I could go own but hopefully you get the picture. You cannot make a difference so don't waste time trying.

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    ISBAN2016-12-08

    ISBAN Response

    April 12, 2017Senior HR Business Partner

    This is a review from the USA so we cannot respond in the UK

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Isban US"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ISBAN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits; international flavor - get to work from peope all around the globe; good opportunity to learn Spanish

    Cons

    Complete lack of strategy (three CEO's in a year); extremely disfunctional; very hierarchical; not uncommon for somebody in higher position not even say hello to lower level colleagues; all senior management positions at Isban US are taken by Spanish males, some barely speaking any English; no accountability with simplest things taking forever to complete. Long hours are expected, depending on the job people also work weekends and holidays if required. Outdated technology, extremely dissatisfied busienss customers - beyond repair; the org climate filled with a lot of frustration and negitivity. No advancement opportunities; the company is downsizing.

    ISBAN2016-11-01

    ISBAN Response

    April 12, 2017Senior HR Business Partner

    This is a review from the USA so we cannot respond in the UK.

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place to work. Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Consultant in Dorchester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ISBAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you like to speak Spanish, this is a good place to practice; managers only speak Spanish most of the time.

    Cons

    - they lie about your green card, you'll never get one. Don't trust them. - no training - no people oriented, just focused on tasks - very difficult to get a promotion - low salary, they are unable to hire in the local market, most of consultants and engineers are there because don't have experience in US and depend on visa. - they are the cheap software factory of Santander Bank.. and Santander Bank is trying to get rid of this company. - mediocre management

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    ISBAN2015-10-06

    ISBAN Response

    April 12, 2017Senior HR Business Partner

    This is a review from the USA so we cannot respond in the UK.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst career move ever."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dorchester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ISBAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros? Seriously? May be location....if you live in Boston hub or south shore. Some Spanish expats are really nice. They claim to be part of Santander Bank. Partially true, most employees are trying to move as internal employee of the bank, This is just a software factory ran by the Spanish bosses from Spain.

    Cons

    - No training. - No people oriented. - No professional career (except if you are a pretty girl, has no ethics, speak Spanish and go out for drinks with the CEO) - Low salary. Company built with Mexican and Spanish employees with very low salaries that can't leave due to the visa status. - Worst company ever. Stay away.

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    ISBAN2015-05-19
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ISBAN full-time

    Pros

    There are still some great people working there - mainly those remaining from the purchasing of other banks.

    Cons

    The parent company, Santander, does everything possible to prevent work from getting done. Simple tasks take an exorbitant amount of effort. Software is developed using archaic "technology" called "BankSphere", a bizarre and terribly designed development framework built by the company that takes every step of the software development process and makes it more difficult than you can possibly imagine. Management has no clue how to manage a company, doesn't listen to employees, and constantly make decisions that hurt everyone. Following extremely complicated and ever-changing processes takes precedence over productivity, security, customer experience and the law. The company doesn't value you or your time; you will be expected to work 60+ hour weeks, expected to be available 24/7 and have to fight tooth and nail for your personal time, and they will ignore all of your knowledge and expertise while doing so. You will not advance unless you are a Spanish Male. Women are relegated to project management / secretary work and looking pretty.

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    ISBAN2014-07-03
  9. "Awful and disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Dorchester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ISBAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I don't recall any pros for this company. I can say that you can find nice people working there too, probably new people, but they usually don't last because the work environment. And you will find nice people in every work place anyway.

    Cons

    Inefficient policies, processes and work methodology. They force to use methodologies and follow processes that not add any value. No work/life balance. People, particularly managers, are very rude and disrespectful with each others and with their team members.

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    ISBAN2014-03-17
  10. "Stay Far Away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ISBAN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only positive comment that can made is that the compensation level has been good given the limited amount of challenging work that has been required.

    Cons

    There are so many issues that exist at this organization (as well as the other 'partner' organizations within the "Group"). The combination of arrogance and dysfunction results in an operating model that produces extremely poor results that leave business partners with substandard solutions. There is a total lack of meaningful planning and all activities are executed in 'fire drill' mode.

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    ISBAN2013-03-14
  11. "International"

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    Former Employee - IT-Projektleiter in Mönchengladbach
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ISBAN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International projects, bilingual and multicultural company.

    Cons

    Some process can be optimized

    ISBAN2019-11-06
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