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State Bank of Travancore India Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  1. "BRANCH MANAGER"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Bank of Travancore (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of Indias leading Public Sector bank . its almost 6 years working in this organisation.

    Cons

    State oriented Bank . No much words to say as Cons


  2. "SBT"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly People
    Officer Friendly Manager
    Less Work Pressure Compared to Private Banks due to understanding management

    Cons

    High volume of Work due to more number of foot falls than private banks
    Not a tech savy company

    Advice to Management

    Increase use of technology, Centralization of back office works with specialized teams for specific tasks


  3. "nil"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Bank of Travancore (More than a year)

    Pros

    good very nice work culture

    Cons

    bad management no onsite openings

    Advice to Management

    nil


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  5. "A great start to my life experiences..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State Bank of Travancore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security
    Growth opportunity
    Well educated and tech savvy colleagues
    Smaller employee strength
    Easier to climb to executive positions and get noticed
    Good remuneration and benefits

    Cons

    Less exposure
    Not adaptable to changing circumstances
    Lots of paperwork
    Rigid Management
    High rush at branches due to lot of government public welfare schemes

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible. Take risks. Be competitive. Provide more remuneration to lower grade staff. Train lower staff more to be tech savvy. Apply technology wherever possible open up branches with support of government to deal with Government welfare schemes rather than mixing all up


  6. "Asst Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ernakulam (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ernakulam (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State Bank of Travancore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good mentors and good support environment. Perks are really good

    Cons

    Too much work time. The hours of operation is wasteful and tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the need to work 12 hours. This will improve productivity well


  7. "SBT"

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    Current Employee - SBT in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - SBT in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Bank of Travancore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance
    Good Salary
    Good Opportunity

    Cons

    Transferable job
    no other cons i can see


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Job security - Yes ; Job satisfaction - No."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager - Accounts in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager - Accounts in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State Bank of Travancore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation - Meager (considering officers have no defined working hours). No annual bonus for officers. Financial perks such as fuel allowance, late sitting allowance (which one gets even if they hardly sit late), allowance for filling ATMs etc are the factors which make the salary from pea nuts to Meager. (Around INR 32000/month).

    Housing: The bank provides leased accommodation at place of posting but if you are posted at your home town with a house of your own or your parents this does not factor in and HRA is negligible.

    Work: Great place to learn everything about retail banking. In 3 years I learned pretty much to handle a branch with business of INR 200-250 crores. No fixed job description when it comes to type of job. All jobs need to be done, irrespective of whether it is in your profile or not (which is ok to learn but not in the long term).

    Co-workers: I have come across some of the most smartest people who love their job and love helping others. Though this cannot be generalized.

    Job security: If you are looking at a job where you never want to feel threatened about getting fired even if you come sit and have tea and leave. This is it. You may get sidelined but never fired.

    Cons

    Compensation - Meager, considering one has to clear a national level exam to get recruited. It has be to borne in mind that any compensation aspect has to be negotiated between the IBA and the association. Thus, negotiation forms the basis of compensation and not any formal structure based on scientific study.

    Work: Variety in work is good to learn but if it continues in the long term it will clearly lead to errors and mistakes on the part of the employee and the loss is to be borne by the employee (financially). It is common for officers to handle daily business transaction, maintain ATMs, conduct gold pledging and release transactions, setup internet banking and related issues and handle customer relations. There is no organised separation of work and customer service usually depends upon the efficacy of the officer concerned.

    Promotion: Growth is time bound to an extent and irrespective of how good you are. You may be excellent and yet you will be considered as per the regulations laid down. The organisation does not identify individuals and groom them to be part of senior management (though it is usually considered, if one joins as a Probationary Officer, he would climb up to the level of at least AGM or DGM). Training of staff is not regular and mandatory once career kick starts.
    Work-Life Balance: Work life balance is good as long as you choose not to work. Not many can be like that. I have heard accounts of officers sacrificing family priorities to finish up work. On an average an officer works for 10-12 hours ( this may be willingly or unwillingly).

    Co-workers: To work with a clerical cadre in SBT, one needs flexibility like a jelly. Hierarchy and disciplinary action hardly matter to them. Majority of the work force are due to retire soon and have formed their own impressions of customer service which is not in sync with current generation. Management does not allow taking action against clerical members. This leads to over working of those clerical members who choose to work and this eventually leads to them becoming obstinate and unrelenting when work is delegated to them.

    HR management: Regular bankers are appointed in the HR department leading to unprofessional management of HR policies. Though i believe this is the case of most Public sector banks.

    Advice to Management

    Link between Management and Branch : I have hardly come across any member of the senior management visit branches, even when it is near to their place of residence. This is important as this not only motivates staff members but also creates a sense of responsibility among the staff members.

    HR management: Hire professional HR managers from the market or recruit as specialized cadres like IT or economists.

    Attrition rate: People with caliber will leave. This has to be checked. You can always replace him but at the cost of your company.

    Fast Channel promotions: Identify individual exemplary officers and chart out a career plan with them. This will make them stick to the organisation even if they will have to sacrifice on salary.

    Open branches : Open branches considering your staff position. Keeping small but providing excellent customer service will keep organisation alive. Stretching out far and making customer service worst will not fare well.


  9. "Too much work at Kerala branches i recommend this job if der is no alternative for u..."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alappuzha (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alappuzha (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State Bank of Travancore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Since it is a state bank group bank culture is good. Salary and other allowances will b same as other SB group banks.

    Cons

    Posting in Kerala really sucks. Particularly for non keralites it is quite difficult to deal with food and Malayali speaking customers. For non keralite it will b difficult as one has to work majority of his service in kerala.

    Advice to Management

    Try to realise that out side kerala there more potential areas. I dont think its scope should be confined to Kerala.


  10. "Best bank for those who wish to work less and earn more"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Nagercoil (India)
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Nagercoil (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State Bank of Travancore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best bank giving most employee benefits. Even if you work less you are sure to get promotions on seniority basis just like a government department

    Cons

    Militancy due to kerala base

    Advice to Management

    make promotions on productivity based which is currently done almost on seniority basis like a government department. Take quick decisions


  11. "What I have now viz. money, family status, house, health, children's education etc. everything is SBT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pathanamthitta (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Pathanamthitta (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Bank of Travancore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My Bank gives me very good salary, status, promotion, job security, job satisfaction, welfare and everything and I am proud of a member of this great Institution.

    Cons

    No downsides, no harassment, no firing if work sincerely and honestly.

    Advice to Management

    I am boasting that my Bank is the best employer in the country



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