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NBK Capital Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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NBK Capital CEO Salah Al-Fulaij
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  1. "AVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBK Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Brand name Management, Profile, Quality of work

    Cons

    Work Life balance could be improved for employees working across timezones


  2. "A stable company with lots of avenues to grow especially in the digital and FinTech aspect of the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Officer in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBK Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is stable enough such as our bonus and benefits were still given despite the oil crisis. The pay is also high and very competitive, I would say a bit high to other companies in the say sector.

    Cons

    Corporate politics is every where in the company. If you are an expat, expect a very slow promotion. The management tends to maximize the number of years that you have to be in your current position before they move you up.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your PMP evaluation process and do not put a mark which is not achievable like the "5". Also, extend an extra mile to congratulate via email regular staffs who put their heart in the work and do an excellent job, instead of telling it to the managers who fails to pass on the congratulations.


  3. "Hard work but great learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Investment Banking in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Investment Banking in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NBK Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and vacation, generous bonus. There are plenty of good people to work with and senior staff are very helpful.

    Cons

    No work life balance, very kuwait centric and heavy on government related work. NBKC keeps getting crushed by international competition.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks


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  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Senior
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NBK Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Group to work with

    Cons

    need more strategic planing to achieve top one


  6. "Great workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people
    steep learning curve
    helpful managers

    Cons

    working hours
    office condition wasnt great

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "Great Brand Name, however lacking core fundamentals"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBK Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent brand name and organization. Relative to Kuwait's market of Banks and investment companies, one of the top.

    Cons

    Management is very judgmental based on your nationality rather than your work and ethics. Lack of ethics promotion.


  8. "Brokerage"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NBK Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong brand name on your CV. People always affiliate you to the bank. Multicultural environment. Very suitable if you are not looking to grow.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Very weak management and salaries. No investments in their staff. Zero transparency. Top management has no idea what is going on in lower levels

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking that you are the best in your field.


  9. "Dubai"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best entry point in the region

    Cons

    Too much nepotism, should avoid.


  10. "Only if you have to work in Kuwait!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Management in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Asset Management in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NBK Capital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition in the region. Diverse range of products. Slightly above average remuneration. If you work within the Financial Services industry in Kuwait, NBK Cap is probably your best choice.

    Cons

    Discriminatory pay scales and promotions. Nepotism. Lacks quality in Top Management. Not dynamic at all. No transparency whatsoever.


  11. "Bright and shiny on the outside, lacking substance on the inside"

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

    Pros

    The name is definitely good on the CV, in the region. Access to some world class partners that work with the firm. There are a few places within the firm that are truly impressive.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are a sham. Financial services offered sub-par. Discriminatory promotions and performance reviews. Too closely tied to the retail bank.


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