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Ocbc Bank Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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Ocbc Bank Group CEO Samuel N. Tsien
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  • OT is plentiful thus no work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Long working hours which unable you to have your own personal time (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Great Opportunity to Learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Operations Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Loan Operations Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn about wholesale lending

    Small office allows for interaction with upper management as well as colleagues

    Standard 9-5 working hours

    Cons

    Due to OCBC's small presence in the U.S, Career advancement is limited

    Sometimes there isn't much to do as an intern.

    Would definitely need to stay longer to get a better grasp in the whole lending cycle

    Advice to Management

    Monthly luncheons are great, but try to make them more interactive.

    Definitely need own HR and IT department in the U.S. As an intern, had many IT issues.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "corporate finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in China, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in China, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    training, job interviews and trainers are very helpful and nice. They really care.
    Creative and innovative, fast moving, transparent
    igorous process of screening and interviewing candidates but do this in a warm and friendly manner that helps you feel at ease. They really focus on your talents and personality when assessing if you are culturally fitting to the ethos of the company and the interview questions feel more like a conversation than an interrogation which I'm sure many of us have had to face in the past.

    Cons

    salary, lack of flexible time. Long work day while in training.Long hours, stressful in time
    the business should be expanded to different sector in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear standards for your team. Your staff members need to know not only what you expect them to do, but how you expect them to approach their work. If you consider it unacceptable to take more than two days to return a client’s call, make sure your staff knows that. If you want your assistant to view her role partly as making it easier for you to do your job, tell her that explicitly. Too often, managers don’t set clear standards and then end up frustrated when their employees don’t live up to a set of expectations that were never communicated.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Passionate and friendly coworkers. I was an intern for 2 months and both my coworkers and manager were extremely helpful.

    Cons

    The team organization could be improved a little bit. When I was there our team had 2 interns, but the analysts still did most of the work. Few would ask us to do something if we hadn't take the initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really. I liked the work environment and the overall culture of the company. Work life balance is good. You do your work while at the company. Not too much overtime.


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  5. "Strict security measures"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They apply very strict bank facility security measure. The culture is friendly and professional. The human management was strict and departmental.

    Cons

    I have not learnt enough to comment on many negative sides of working at OCBC bank. It is also inappropriate for me to comment in much detail of how the bank works.


  6. "Business Credit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, nice building, leading financial institution in Singapore with a lot of investments

    Cons

    Conservative, typically there will a lot of old guys with low education

    Advice to Management

    Hire more university students


  7. "Good culture. I guess?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance. Quite slack compared to other banks.

    Cons

    Not organised. Inadequate training or mentorships


  8. "Good mangement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits, friendly work culture, workflow organized

    Cons

    long working hours, work life not balanced


  9. "Good learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lot of learning opportunities and growth potential

    Cons

    No importance to work life balance


  10. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great family culture, supervisor was helpful

    Cons

    deal flow was low, bad economic outlook, employee morale was affected


  11. "Rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ocbc Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned many things and had an enjoyable time there

    Cons

    A lot work to do and have expectations to meet



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