Public Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2020

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3.2
65%
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96%
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Public Bank Chairman Teh Hong Piow (no image)
Teh Hong Piow
147 Ratings
Pros
  • "good benefits with good friends around(in 39 reviews)

  • "low staff loan, good bonus, friendly environment(in 19 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (50)

    "A safe bet if you are not overly ambitious"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  2. Helpful (16)

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

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time for 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.

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  3. "If you want to join, be strong"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Executive in Klang
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bank benefits wise is good

    Cons

    Manager power abuse and double standard

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  4. "One of the best place for entry level executive"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Higher than the average salary for entry-level. Work-life balance and Public Bank does support career growth.

    Cons

    Most decisions even on the ground level would certainly depend on the management. Take a longer time to process any request - old school style.

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  5. "Traditional Bank"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    Fair workload Nice & helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Low basic salary Conservative management

  6. "Bank based in asian financial hub (Hong Kong)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, a lot of interesting projects

    Cons

    Not specified training. Have to learn as it goes

  7. "Keep focus"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Executive in Kota Kinabalu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great cash incentive and employee benefits

    Cons

    May need to work long hours and comes with a lot of internal and external stress

  8. "Good benefit"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Public Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, those who work hard will survive

    Cons

    No extra money will be given if you OT

  9. "Great bank with one of the best staff benefit in the market. Great support by senior management."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork, no politics, performance driven, great support by senior management, clear objective and direction

    Cons

    Lack of technology and system.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good for build up network"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales & Marketing Executive in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Public Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Expand network such as real estate agent, valuer, and lawyer. High time flexibility. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    No direction if youre not a self discipline person

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