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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Bill Winters
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  • work life balance can be a challenge for some business functions (in 55 reviews)

  • Very long working hours (on email from 6am to 10pm, in office from 7 (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good working culture with open communication.

    Cons

    High frequency of restructuring caused instability


  2. "Relationship Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization to build up a career. A very fast paced working environment with a fair appraisal system.

    Cons

    Overlapping job functions and very cumbersome processes to meet stipulated deadline.

    Advice to Management

    Great brand but may have to do more regarding approval process to effectively compete and remain a relevant in the industry.


  3. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, high commission, fast-paced, slightly better benefits

    Cons

    slow systems, messy processes and too high turnover


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  5. "Relationship manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    Pros

    Brand name and teaches a individual how to perform in various situations thrown at you

    Cons

    Hierarchy structure, very rigid, not at all flexible

    Advice to Management

    Work on hierarchy


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    Pros

    Investing in change, looking to change old culture to be more dynamic

    Cons

    Constant people changes, a lot of uncertainties

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear 12 months road map


  7. "Great bank to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    Pros

    High caliber of staff that has been with bank for a long time.

    Cons

    New staff coming in tend to stay only for a few years.


  8. "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and truly global setting.

    Cons

    too volatile to work for. Constant management changes makes it hard to get things done.


  9. "Great team, poor investment ban. Can't speak for retail."

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    Former Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in a great team on industry leading developments in Financial Markets, with some fantastic people. Outside of our team, well it was just scary. That team is on its last legs now.

    Cons

    Terrible management, who are unwilling to invest in building core infrastructure and expertise. They are blind as to what has been accomplished over the past ten years and what is needed to drive it forward. The people who came in with a mandate for change, and other people who "got it" all left. Bill got rid of a lot of useless people, but there's still no direction. Absolutely worst IT in any place I've worked. Really, jaw-droppingly bad.

    Advice to Management

    They're too stupid to know good advice. They need to understand the absolutely fundamental importance of good technology, and quants, and they need to understand that they need to pay for highly skilled people here, not just throw more money at useless IT projects. It was a small team of experts that got them off MUREX, not the IT horde.


  10. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Multi cultured Global platform Good work environment

    Cons

    Work life balance Volatile Can get stagnant


  11. "Great EM Debt house"

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    Current Employee - International Graduate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - International Graduate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International mobility, some smart ppl here... good investment banking capabilities

    Cons

    Little responsibility given to juniors

    Advice to Management

    Give junior bankers a chance to shine



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