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Svenska Handelsbanken Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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Svenska Handelsbanken CEO Carina Akerstrom
Carina Akerstrom
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  • "Slow carrier development, low salary(in 6 reviews)

  • "Career progression may be slower by waiting for seniors to vacate their roles(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company and Culture"

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    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.

    Svenska Handelsbanken2016-07-17
  2. "job"

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    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

    Svenska Handelsbanken2017-05-04
  3. "Credit processor"

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    Current Employee - Credit Processor 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Svenska Handelsbanken

    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.

    Svenska Handelsbanken2015-06-18
  4. "Conservative and inflexible, but the company has proper work-life balance."

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

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken

    Pros

    Flat structure and work/life balance

    Cons

    Conservative and inflexible and not that much further education

    Svenska Handelsbanken2015-03-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Scandinavian equities in NY"

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

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken

    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...

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    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.

    Svenska Handelsbanken2008-10-18
  6. "Good atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and pace for work

    Cons

    Not competitive in the slightest

    Svenska Handelsbanken2019-08-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great career opportunities, but... - Handelsbanken UK"

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    Former Employee - Professional in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Warm and welcoming colleagues Fantastic career opportunities and sponsored development for those who show willing Strong corporate culture

    Cons

    Low diversity and gender equality in workforce, in particular in management positions in the Branch network Old school systems brings a lot of inefficiency Low pay compare to market Low flexibility in benefits package (one size suits all)

    Advice to Management

    More honesty and transparency.

    Svenska Handelsbanken2019-07-31
  8. "All talk"

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    Former Employee - Individual Banking Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice customers and some colleagues

    Cons

    Poor line managers, a blame culture, not supportive of women

    Advice to Management

    Act with integrity and listen to employees. Pay market rate salaries.

    Svenska Handelsbanken2019-08-14
  9. "Great colleagues but workplace needs a lot of improvements"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are really nice and have the appetite to do the right things. Very good team working.

    Cons

    Outdated systems, business is reluctant to change old processes. Technology needs updating. Not enough dialogue with management. Very hierarchical even though they say its not. Being decentralised is good in some instance but it also causes a lot of problems due to the amount of workload on some parts of the business. Work feels more of tick box exercise rather being proactive.

    Svenska Handelsbanken2019-06-18
  10. "Dont understand."

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    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Svenska Handelsbanken full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture, competent people

    Cons

    High requirements with low pay

    Svenska Handelsbanken2019-05-28
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