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Rabobank Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Rabobank CEO Wiebe Draijer
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Pros
  • Most functions/roles allow you to work at the place/time you want making work/life balance very good (in 32 reviews)

  • Goede arbeidsvoorwaarden en onderneming die blijft investering in verbetering van de dienstverlening (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Door de regionale gebondenheid is een integrale loopbaan biet de eerste weg (in 6 reviews)

  • Downsizing due to poor senior management decision affected middle to back office drastically (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Developing Company with Excellent Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rabobank full-time

    Pros

    Rabobank hires excellent staff. This is a great environment if you are looking to contribute to business growth and realize efficiency opportunities.

    Cons

    With the Pro mentioned above comes the need to be flexible and resilient. As long as you can manage those characteristics - you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Required ongoing management training would be beneficial


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rabobank full-time

    Pros

    A good place to build your experience with for the short-term. Generally a lot of OT for non-exempt workers available to supplement your paycheck. Good benefits generally, and you'll start off with 3 weeks paid vacation.

    Cons

    Salaries are definitely on the lower-end for a major bank, and pretty much across the board. If you're non-exempt, you may need to work much OT to help make ends meet! Workload can be horrendous, as the company will not staff up to their needs. Rather than staff adequately, they'd rather just load OT on people, and end up burning them out. In my time with Rabobank I've seen high turnover, and the most common reason given is the constant crushing workload. While there are chances to post laterally to another function/department, moving up the ladder is very difficult, especially making the jump to exempt (such as a supervisor). Company seems to prefer going "outside" for supervisorial and higher management positions. Because of these factors turnover tends to be high, with typical results: ever larger workloads on those left, disjointed workflows, lack of continuity, confusion, mis-management, and disgruntled employees.

    Advice to Management

    My advice comes from the late Robert Townsend, the iconoclastic big business manager and writer (the man who "got everyone to 'Try Harder" while he ran and grew the Avis Rent a Car company). To paraphrase: Why go outside for people? You have plenty of skilled professionals right under your nose. If they appear to be underachieving, it results from the management system YOU'VE built, not any lack of drive on THEIR part. Stop bringing in outsiders in over them, and denying them the chance to prove themselves and move up. Just unleash them, and you may find you've got some real "tigers in your tank" already!

  3. "Good Company overall."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is probably one of the last company that still pays for your health benefits. All you pay is your co pay.

    Cons

    Need better overall compensation. No bonus unless you are VP and up.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough top down communications.


  4. "Financial Analyst Intern"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very positive experience working with Rabobank. Great team, great attitude and overall just a pleasant experience. Would be more than happy to work with Rabobank in the future.

    Cons

    None that I experienced during my time working with Rabobank.


  5. "Well rounded organization but issues abound with inconsistency in and amongst management"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Support Officer in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Current Employee - Commercial Support Officer in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Albeit salaries are lower because the company leverages of the higher quality benefits whether you use them or not. People are great and effort exists to improve the org.

    Cons

    Noticeable employees who are favored are less accountable. Rewards are limited to select employees. Poor disclosure on how company is performing. Management prefers employees just keep their head down working and maintaining the process.

    Advice to Management

    None - management should have its own method of feedback.


  6. "Not wat is used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rabobank full-time

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - secondary benefits
    - clear focus on food and agri

    Cons

    - politics
    - limited career growth

    Advice to Management

    be more decisive


  7. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rabobank part-time

    Pros

    Small business atmosphere which develops continuity with co-workers

    Cons

    Not much happens because it is an AG focus bank.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive work environment with great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not very organized in terms of office administratiob


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rabobank (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, from healthcare to continued education

    Cons

    Disorganized, no room for growth, lack of promotion from within, cliquish. Some offices in North America are better than other's. Atlanta office and SF office, care more about your personal business than they do about the business of the bank.

    Advice to Management

    When one individual on average lets go of two assistants per year, spends company funds to personal travel then there is something really wrong.


  10. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rabobank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. People are great.

    Cons

    Not always sure how to do the job right.

    Advice to Management

    Have certain guidelines for loan approvement process.


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