Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
592 Reviews
3.6
592 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance does exist, but there are some individuals who slog like slaves (in 47 reviews)

  • Nice working environment inside the company (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance based upon projects (in 19 reviews)

  • long working hours, low pay, no recognition at work unless youre an indian (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    work life banace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time

    Pros

    Career growth is based on performance which is amazing for hard working individual

    Cons

    Salary is not very satisfactory

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDD Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - CDD Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Boss encourages work-life balance. will not ask you to OT unless urgent. Bosses are very straight forward on what is their target, willing to listen and offer assistance. Given chance to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Communication with colleague who are not IT proficient can be very frustrating when rushing for deadlines and juggling among deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring that takes too long to finalize had embedded unnecessary stress among team.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    emerging markets, good management, inter-company mobility

    Cons

    small scale, less strategic way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some bottoms up feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary; flexible working hours; allow working from home;result oriented

    Cons

    relocation of IT staff to offshore;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent to staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good but the Bank should introduce more Growth opportunities for deserving employees

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

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall good Experience....Work life balance and good enviornment

    Cons

    Growth opportunities not really lucrative...

    Recommends
  7.  

    Up and Down

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Benefits are terrific and work life balance is neutral.

    Cons

    Too many policy and rigid. Some of top managements are didn't have development program for new joiners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in people and assist them creating career path. Development on people not just for your own company revenue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    software engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Tianjin, Tianjin (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tianjin, Tianjin (China)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    working balance is good .

    Cons

    technical skills are not highlighted .

  9.  

    From good to bad to worse in technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work life balance is about as good as you're going to get working for a bank and they also pay handsome salaries when compared to similar roles in other banks.

    Cons

    Those who shout the loudest tend to rise to the top but unfortunately in many cases empty barrels make the most noise. The bank has grown very quickly and what used to be a small and close knit IT shop is now a huge sprawling mess with tens of thousands working in the IT function. Getting things done is challenging as it's a hugely bureaucratic environment and the processes involved are incredibly poor, instead of fixing the inefficiencies the approach taken by management is to build more bad processes on top of the existing ones. The quality of many of the technical staff is way below average so it's not hard to shine if you're competent and can deliver. The IT function is run by the smart 20% of staff the other 80% are either people who talk a good game but don't actually contribute anything or just passengers.
    There's a lack of accountability and the management structure is too complicated, many managers are covering the same thing so it's unclear exactly who is responsible for what and when things go wrong there's always a lot of finger pointing but no-one is actually held accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead wood, stop off shoring to cheap locations, you get what you pay for and it's better to hire 1 smart person who can deliver rather than 4 amateurs in a cheap locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Banking at SC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Relationship Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director, Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fairly decent hours, focus is always on Asia so yours had better be as well. Generally friendlier place than most banks, lots of lifers but that is changing.

    Cons

    Hired lots of ex-US bankers who have then brought in their friends thus altering the culture. Share price has collapsed of later. Perks are essentially non-existent and office politics is vital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes required at the top are limitless, the share price has collapsed and yet the institutional investors are only now starting to talk to the FT. Reward loyalty like the bank used to or the poison will float up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very long hours rewarded by a fantastic view of Marina Bay

    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I once asked my analyst the best part of wroking fro Standard Chartered.

    24 Days annual leave :D

    The best part about working here is not working here.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. Horrendous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us more.

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