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Svenska Handelsbanken Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  1. "Great Company and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and Culture. Friendly.

    Cons

    Average Salary. Too much rotation.


  2. "job"

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

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time

    Pros

    job security is the main benefit

    Cons

    old ways. do not change with time. same old business

  3. "Credit processor"

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    Current Employee - Credit Processor
    Current Employee - Credit Processor
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good part-time job for a student and a pretty good salary

    Cons

    Work is very monotonous and the career opportunities aren't good.


  4. "Conservative and inflexible, but the company has proper work-life balance."

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

    Pros

    Flat structure and work/life balance

    Cons

    Conservative and inflexible and not that much further education


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Scandinavian equities in NY"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are Swedish and want to work in NYC, it is highly recommended. They pay relatively well, you get great benefits (more European than typically American), and the atmosphere is no more or less intense than other firms. Given that Wall Street firms are contracting, smaller firms like Svenska Handelsbanken will have a better chance to compete, so going forward that should be a good thing for current and prospective employees of the firm.

    Cons

    Non-Swedes are not treated equally. Swedish is the language of choice in the office and it's rude to those who do not speak the language. Management does not discourage this, and in fact most of the bosses do it regularly when they are in town. Management is also disorganized, and the turnover at the top and amongst the employees is worrisome.

    Advice to Management

    Either fully support the NY office or close it. Right now it seems to be an afterthought.


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Savo (Finland)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Savo (Finland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong company culture with values that are easily relatable. Average monthly salary higher than at similar roles in other banks operating in Finland.

    Cons

    Old management in certain areas can be a bit restrictive in terms of team atmosphere.


  7. "Bank Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken part-time

    Pros

    The workplace is very nice! They value a good workplace environment.

    Cons

    Some unreasonable customers that do not appreciate the free services that are given to them.

  8. "Amazing bank and more importantly amazing customers"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - strong culture and ethics
    - customer focussed
    - financially strength (allows us to be different)
    - large amounts of autonomy
    - amazing customers
    - fair pay and very good benefits (health care / pension etc)

    Cons

    - large amount of change (banking sector related, not specific to just Handelsbanken)
    - UK division is behind Swedish operations in terms of technology (may be perception)

    Advice to Management

    Keep being Handelsbanken. Invest in online banking / banking apps to make it market leading


  9. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Uppsala, Uppsala (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Uppsala, Uppsala (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Life time cash benefits, through the Oktogon.

    Cons

    Really wierd Culture wihtin the company


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, great benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are much lower than competitors in the market.


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