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Public Bank Reviews

Updated April 2, 2019
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  • "good benefits with good friends around" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Attractive annual leave, loan benefits" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (36)

    "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 (10)

    "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. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good in medical benefit and annual leave

    Cons

    Other departments lot of politics.


  4. "So good. I learnt alot specifically Trade."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Finance Officer in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Current Employee - Trade Finance Officer in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Less Stress, Great people, Banking Education

    Cons

    Exposure is less due to average number of business

    Advice to Management

    Proper Marketing in order to grab business


  5. "Assistant Manager, Credit Operations Division"

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

    I worked at Public Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Comfortable job.
    Steady advancement.
    Good benefits.
    Good work equipment provided.
    Adequate training.

    Cons

    Lack of individual input. Every step is defined and controlled. No room for creativity or improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Explore different work process.


  6. "Senior Executive"

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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

    I worked at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good Employee Benefit for Staff

    Cons

    Long Working Hours in Branches


  7. "No hard feeling"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, Medical benefit and Good bonus

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Paperwork all the time
    Repeat doing the same things over and over again

    Advice to Management

    Adjustment should be more often

  8. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit is good and much

    Cons

    Not work life and balance


  9. "Good Benefit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Ayer Itam (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Ayer Itam (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    medical benefit, dental, annual leave

    Cons

    No work life balance and the company are having overtime culture without overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    overtime culture need to improvise


  10. "Good Remuneration Package, Poor Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    1. Good Remuneration Package (Unlimited Medical Claim, Low interest rate for staff housing loan and car loan, 2 months year end bonus and attractive performance bonus)

    2. Generous in sponsoring staff for professional course and ample of in house staff training

    Cons

    1. Squeeze you ability to the max (no OT Claim for officer level and above)
    2. Unrealistic job target (One man show for 2 branches full time reviews with trainee)
    3. Wide job scope which managment expect you to handle everything and perform well. (If you are not performing, is all about you are not capable enough instead they really concern on your job burned out)
    4. Conservative Management with one way communication (no mutual respect between staff and management, weak communication in terms of job arrangment, feedback is not encourage and it deem as disobedient instead of improvement of workflow)
    5. Poor in bringing up talents and real good staff (No appreciate is showed and take staff efforts and obedient as granted)

    Advice to Management

    Management style need to adapt along with the generation. Treat your staff as gems with minimium level of respect, they are the one who makes who you are today. Mutual growth between staff and management through two ways communication.