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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated February 22, 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 54 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "International Graduate"

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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

    it is a work-life balance position

    Cons

    Tiring sometime when there are customers


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    "Here for Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bank Values its employees. Open culture and can approach seniors easily. A Client Relationship centrist Bank.

    Cons

    Technology not upto the mark, decision making is slow and bureaucratic.,


  8. "May God save this bank"

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

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

    Pros

    It was a humane organization.
    One of the good banks available.

    Cons

    Some managers are getting into race for bands and promotions.Making life hell for there team.
    Lost its values.
    Just as Mistry done to Tata group......Zarin is doing the same thing with this organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Be humane.


  9. "Good and fantastic"

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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

    Good career progression and work life balance

    Cons

    Dun have any cons but far away from town.


  10. "Far away from Ethics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working environment varies a lot from dept to dept so if u land up in good environment you will love to work as place and location is great

    Cons

    Too much dependence on Bank to get business.
    Bank guys equation with people matters most than securities guys.
    Sales guys lack ethics and customers are mostly uninformed about product sold

    Advice to Management

    Take side of your employees and fight against things which leads to customer dissatisfaction.


  11. "Could have been so much better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Freedom to take bold decisions

    Cons

    office politics saps all the energy

    Advice to Management

    Review the past ratings, and your will see how it was gamed



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