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Standard Bank Group Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • Closing late, Distance, No work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management and lack of focus on offices outside of Africa (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "International Culture go wrong"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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


  4. "director"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Relationship Manager - Corporate Banking"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Snr Portfolio Manager IT"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "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

  8. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work environment . Pays well

    Cons

    Company needs to have more mentorship programs for employees


  9. "GOOD"

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

    I have been working at Standard Bank Group full-time

    Pros

    Very Excellent medical cover - one of the best
    Good pension scheme

    Cons

    maybe possibly work life balance


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Change Management Specialist in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Change Management Specialist in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Bank Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive and innovative thinking
    Strong brand and culture is welcoming
    Very good work ethics

    Cons

    Some people let the organization down with poor work principles

    Advice to Management

    Continue being strong leaders and developing your people


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