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National Bank of Abu Dhabi Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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National Bank of Abu Dhabi Acting Group CEO Abhijit Choudhury
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good because very slow bank global market and GT get good salary and bonus (in 6 reviews)

  • Good salary and there is room to grow (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • low salaries, low advancement opportunities , very long work hours (in 3 reviews)

  • New management is bad, no responsibility, high workload, no room to grow up, bad system (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great office"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Opportunities for growth
    -Independent work
    -Casual environment makes it easy to ask questions and learn more
    -Knowledgeable supervisor

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a structured intern program.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong brand name in the UAE and possibly in the Gulf.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for growth, low morale since Thursby became CEO.


  3. "Typical bank - no different!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and there is room to grow.

    Cons

    A typical large bank where you can get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer.


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  5. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exposed to a wide variety of industries

    Cons

    A lot of administrative work


  6. "Good for initial career stage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, work hours, learning & development opportunities

    Cons

    Too many middle managers

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of middle managers


  7. "Risk Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work place, experienced colleagues

    Cons

    the bank is still growing so expect some ups and downs but it shouldn't worry you much.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tax free.
    Some decent managers.
    Bank offers generous discounts to staff.

    Cons

    Too many managers completely focused on politics and empire building.
    The bank does not follow its own HR policies, and managers can get away with ridiculous self-serving decisions, and often do.
    HR is constantly looking for ways to pay you less also by stripping benefits from staff.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management need to be on the lookout for teams with high turnover, and investigate the causes rather than blindly believing managers who have form for bad behaviour.


  9. "Strong learning environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time

    Pros

    NBAD has people from banks and FIs all over the world and this certainly helped to bring best practices and knowledge to the organization and staff

    Cons

    None that is quite significant

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  10. "senior accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time

    Pros

    number one bank in united arab emarits

    Cons

    the company culture and internal policy


  11. "Sales and Service manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Cairo (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - feels like a family
    - ability to communicate with senior management
    - Appreciate hard workers

    Cons

    - Not creative environment
    - Hard to get approvals for new proposals
    - Low salaries
    - Low benefits

    Advice to Management

    There are employees who just go to work to do what they have to do, and there are others employees who do more effort to customers , and management should understand the difference


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