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Standard Bank Group Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • maybe possibly work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Tip off Anonymous system being used to settle personal grudges by senior management against Junior employees (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Sales and Trading"

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

    I worked at Standard Bank Group full-time

    Pros

    Small enough to be nimble but large enough to have an impact on clients

    Cons

    Very top-heavy in senior management

    Advice to Management

    To re-vitalize their London operation which trails the South African operation in terms of mission and wherewithal


  2. "Okay organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Bank Group full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot on the job.

    Cons

    Workload is overwhelming compared with remuneration. No adequate training.

  3. "International Culture go wrong"

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    Former Employee - Business Banking Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Banking Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to under KRA's with regular contract discussions.
    Business casual dressing allowed all week long with a culture of first name basics all around the bank
    Early closing hours and this is far better than all other banks in the local market.
    Reasonable targets and budgets

    Cons

    Erosion of best international culture laid down by South Africans by the colored locals in charge who brought in the wrong abusive and master servant behaviors from the local banks.
    HR business partners and the medical team are no good in resolving conflicts or other issues, the boss is the master and always right is the best you get from them

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture as it is and let your word be your bond. Do talk and the walk too and stop the inflow of the local and primitive approach to issues and conflicts on the job


  4. "Relationship Manager - Corporate Banking"

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

    Pros

    - Sufficient training
    - Good compensation
    - Great benefits
    - Managers fairly well trained

    Cons

    - Large bank so fairly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Work on reducing the bureaucracy


  5. "Snr Portfolio Manager IT"

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

    Pros

    Good Work ethic and excellent benefits. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Affirmative Action really prevented people from getting promotions they deserved


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Standard Bank Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relative Work life balance, great family values

    Cons

    Remuneration not competitive with industry peer


  7. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Nw Plaza, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Nw Plaza, MO

    I worked at Standard Bank Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    They take care of employees

    Cons

    So many people in IT

  8. "Ok"

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

    I worked at Standard Bank Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people and work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of mega deal exposure

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your junior people


  9. "director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    quality of work environment

    Cons

    management lack of foresight in business cycle


  10. "SBG Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Employer loyalty, staff satisfaction and great opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Peculiarity of Job description across different countries.


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