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Public Bank Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (22)

    "A safe bet if you are not overly ambitious"

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    Remuneration package among the best in the industry. Average 5 months bonus. Annual increment is very decent. Attractive staff rates for housing and car loan.
    Work life balance is acceptable depending on which department you work at and the boss you work for.
    Staff dismissal is rare and unheard of except in extreme cases. Great place to work to raise a family and retire.
    Company prefers to hire fresh graduates than outsiders. Career progression is steady, even predictable up to a certain level.

    Cons

    Conservative culture. Company is run like a school.
    Management rarely listens to staff feedback. Take-it-or-leave it.
    Obedience, flattery and hard work is the key to success in this company. Staff not encouraged to speak up.
    If you want exposure and stimulation, this is the last place to consider.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture should keep up with the times. Old methods of administration is a thing of the past.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Depending which branch or head office division you are attached to, your life can be either hell or heaven."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Officer
    Current Employee - Senior Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1.Quite good remuneration IF you are either performing or can click with your superior.
    2.staff loans are cheap.

    Cons

    1. Superior work with emotions rather than work with brain.
    2. Super stressful and demanding environment.
    3. If you want work-life balance, forget about joining this company.
    4. Unreasonale deadlines.
    5. Favoritism is obvious, as long as one can click with the superior or have a good 'shoe polishing' skills, you are considered as 'good staff'. Those who only work and did not learn up shoe polishing skills, you will never shine no matter how good you are.
    6. No two-way communications, only directive one way communication.
    7. Conservative management style.

    Advice to Management

    To open up to be more competitive. Be prepared to listen to employees, even lower ranking employees, don't just listen to the higher rank managers. They may not give you the true picture of what is happening in the branch or department.

  3. "Bad Working Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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    Cons

    No training before commencing work
    Not helpful seniors as they are not willing to teach and have no time to teach
    Worklife balance is a joke
    Work overtime without claiming OT is a norm
    Super conservative bank and using a century old IT system


  4. "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Public Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly seniors staff, they are willing to teach you.

    Cons

    Jobs are repetitive, no challenging tasks, no involvement in projects.

    Advice to Management

    Allow interns to participate more in the office operations.


  5. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus and benefits with salary

    Cons

    Very stringent old fashioned. Manual


  6. "Senior executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchant Acquirer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Merchant Acquirer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High salary annual increment yearly bonus traditional system helpful colleagues

    Cons

    High target micromanagement no commission workload no personal computer
    Don't feel like having own work station

    Advice to Management

    Grace period should be given for inexperience staff to prepare them to achieve target


  7. "Chinese Bank"

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses are good, they generally send you for training, and staff housing loan interest is low.

    Cons

    Hierarchical to an extreme, incredibly stingy, medical benefits are administered through HR instead of through a neutral insurance company, each employee gets a single roll of toilet paper a month, we are expected to revere the founder like Kim Jong Un. Micromanaging is aplenty and the culture is rigid. Most people in the company are very reluctant to change the way things have always worked, so innovation is scarce. A lot of things are not automated. Has a strong culture of "if you stay back, you're a good employee".

  8. "Old school bank"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Housing loan, ok salary, at least 2 months bonus

    Cons

    Long working hours, too many papers, no system at all, no helpful management, redtape

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in system, provide training to staff and most important hire more staff if you want to grow the business.


  9. "credit analyst"

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and 2 months contractual bonus

    Cons

    long working hour
    no claims for overtime and working in weekends

    Advice to Management

    work life balancecr


  10. "Working in the Telemarketing Unit"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, e.g. medical, loans, bonus
    The longer you work, the greater benefits you get to enjoy

    Cons

    Administrative routine work - but OT is somehow expected
    Lack of career opportunities - just follow orders
    Politics
    Inflexible in work arrangements (taking leave / lunch hour) but you are expected to do all (even though some tasks are not under your responsibility)

    Advice to Management

    Courses to be improved. Motivations are important, but staff need to be constantly learning something new and practical
    Flexibility to be improved - staff movement (staff have to like what they do in the first place to keep them in the company)


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