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United Bank for Africa Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Phillips Oduoza
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Pros
  • Being a global bank with presence in 19 African countries, UBA is the right place to work, (in 3 reviews)

  • Constant training,and good experience grounds (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • struggle with work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance, bullying of junior staff by senior colleagues (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Media and Communications Officer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Media and Communications Officer in Houston, TX

    I worked at United Bank for Africa (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great brand to work for in Africa

    Cons

    the working hours are crazy


  2. "Bank job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You would gain all the experience you need as a banker and customer service personnel

    Cons

    It's always filled with customers so you would always have a huge workload.

    Advice to Management

    Promote staffs internally that have stayed long so younger staffs would be motivated to stay.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they pay well and employees welfare are very well taken care of.

    Cons

    the task you will be made to perform is huge but its something everyone willing to work can do

    Advice to Management

    salaries should be reviewed as often as additional qualifications. this adds more joy the job performance


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  5. "UBA - not recommended"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Bank for Africa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is no Pros working for this Bank.

    Cons

    They want to work you till you drop and never once appreciate what was put into the work. Haven't given a raise or bonus for going on fifth year.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take some classes to deal with employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not too bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company and average pay

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other banks


  7. "A good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Bank for Africa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Constant virtual training for their staff

    Cons

    Like most Nigerian banks, it has it own peculiar challenges


  8. "customer service representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Bank for Africa (More than a year)

    Pros

    career growth and development. Lots of on the job training

    Cons

    Unfriendly and unhelpful supervisors. Frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors should maintain good relationship with subordinates


  9. "ACCESS TO LOAN"

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    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at United Bank for Africa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to trainings and estacode when visiting subsidiaries

    Cons

    people issues, poor entry level remuneration

    Advice to Management

    Focus on junior staff


  10. "Value Check"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Bank for Africa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a Pan-African Bank with presence in 19 countries in Africa

    Cons

    Low salary compare to global scale


  11. "Profit Center Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Bank for Africa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture and passionate leaders

    Cons

    struggle with work life balance


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