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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  • work life balance can be a challenge for some business functions (in 61 reviews)

  • Long working hours, the bank has hired lots of inefficient staff both on the senior and working levels (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The bank has a large exposure in Asia and offers career opportunity to a diversified number of regions and countries

    Cons

    For being so concentrated in Asia most part of the senior management sits there and the teams in Americas and Europa are a bit out of the decision process


  2. "Nonexistent Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FCC Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - FCC Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - new, state of the art office in Midtown Manhattan

    Cons

    - zero work-life balance, even in non-client facing FCC roles (management has actually instituted a "work-life INTEGRATION" program rather than a balance
    - politics and internal strife
    - senior management out of touch with day to day operations and employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Work-life integration is not something any potential or current employee desires. Treat employees fairly and they will want to succeed.


  3. "Standard Chartered Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Graduate Program in New York, NY
    Current Employee - International Graduate Program in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An extremely diverse workplace that pushes you to learn in an all encompassing way and can give tremendous insight to the world of international finance

    Cons

    Workplace can be difficult to manage work over mulitple time zones and language barriers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work for

    Cons

    senior management is too political


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Both good and bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience and exposure. Good opportunity to work with the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The NY office culture is very competitive, so much so that you don't have a nice feeling working there. Everyone is very territorial and would gladly step on you to get on top.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the reference culture and assess candidates based on their experience and caliber.


  7. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good community of employees, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of transparency of compensation and promotion process


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent emerging markets business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International purpose and expertise in the worlds growth engines. Excellent and seasoned banker brought in to reposition the group in 2015, and a lot of positive changes implemented. The results from Q4 2016 and into 2017 will start to show the hard work.

    Cons

    Too internally focused, but a lot of focus is being placed on improving the client experience.

    Advice to Management

    a lot of layoffs have staff quite distracted and worried, targeted retention through clear career paths and visibility would be key.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and friendly environment

    Cons

    Too many reporting lines and small US presence


  10. "Technology Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Diversified International Bank with Foot Prints outside of US.

    Cons

    Process Oriented. Too many layers of Managers


  11. "Excellent culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture and flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Work / life progressively harder to balance


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