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National Bank of Abu Dhabi Reviews

Updated December 7, 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 7 reviews)

  • 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 (in 6 reviews)

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

  • No Growth - I see people working in this bank for a number of years and yet they remain in their position with no growth at all (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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "Amazing finance team with great leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An excellent learning experience, with seasoned finance professionals forming a part of the group finance team.

    Cons

    Lack of professional development and opportunities for talent movement internally


  9. "VP - Head of Business Support - Middle East"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Head of Business Support - Middle East in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Head of Business Support - Middle East in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good culture, good people

    Cons

    Post merger still settling down.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  10. "Growing Bank with Growing Pains"

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

    I worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the absolute kindest people who try there best.

    Cons

    1/3 of all employees have been there more than 15 years. Many little fiefdoms without much cross division cooperation


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