Bank of the Philippine Islands

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Bank of the Philippine Islands Reviews

Updated 4 October, 2014
Updated 4 October, 2014
27 Reviews
3.6
27 Reviews
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Aurelio Montinola III
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  1.  

    Good for getting experience but not for establishing a long-term career.

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

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid management training program and specialist programs for employees.

    Cons

    Bloated organization with lots of mid-tier officers. Salary is on the low side and promotion can be extremely slow. High employee turnover can also be demoralizing with most cited reason for leaving is the absence of succession planning and career mentoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of non-performing top level officers quickly and promote internally rather than getting expensive replacements that turnout as duds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good training ground for those looking for a career in finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Asset Management and Trust Group in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Asset Management and Trust Group in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time

    Pros

    Young, fun, friendly crowd, good work-life balance is achievable
    Very humble, experienced and inspiring supervisors/VPs and up
    Competition among co-workers is not that intense
    Socializing is encouraged by the higher-ups
    Excellent training sessions
    Supervisors are always open to new ideas, they are not judgmental

    In short, you're going to stay because you're going to love the people, not the work.

    Cons

    Work in wealth management division is unpredictable (sometimes lax, sometimes hectic)
    Lack of support from higher ups in terms of marketing materials
    Too many approvals needed for implementation of an activity
    With bond if coming from an OTP program
    Slow promotion cycle
    Physical work environment is not good, old office, old computers, old everything but currently renovating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great training ground for aspiring COBOL programmers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate IT Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Associate IT Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is very conducive, teamwork is very much visible.
    You will learn new skills.
    Ideal for fresh graduates

    Cons

    The salary is indirectly proportional to the work-load given
    No clear career path on this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss to your people their progress at work so that they will have a clear career path with your company. Also to avoid waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong foundation for banking career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training, leadership, benefits, learning experience and good exposure

    Cons

    Inefficiency of some processes, slow promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Manager in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Employee friendly.
    Opportunity for growth.
    Generous in providing training to employees.

    Cons

    Traditionally managed and tend to be bureaucratic.
    Head office is still located in an old building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt best practices in management style of big international banks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good foundation for a banking career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Officer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Account Officer in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to honing your skill set since lots of customer transactions. Bosses are highly experienced. Systems are becoming more computerized than manual. No shortage of manpower. Good trainings offered to everyone.

    Cons

    Low base pay. Computers and work tools takes long to materialize. Conservative culture. Seniority of bosses is highly regarded over performance. Promotion is granted to very few people (due to the bell curve).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New president is shaking things up with the lackluster senior management. Interesting to see how the bank will evolve in a few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good springboard to jumpstart one's career in banking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Abundance of internal and external trainings available, performance-based bonus

    Cons

    Very few promotions, too safe and strict, too hierarchical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best place to learn about the corporate world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Good pay with outstanding allowance and benefits.
    2. friendly officemates
    3. Not biased to what school you graduated from

    Cons

    1. working environment
    2. promotion is hierarchy based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As much as possible create a breathable and balance working environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A satisfying job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader Human Resources Assistant/Marketing Associate in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Team Leader Human Resources Assistant/Marketing Associate in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is Good ground for training

    Cons

    The salary is not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience with BPI made me a highly ethical employee which contributed to my success.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Examiner in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Examiner in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Bank of the Philippine Islands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone in our team is like family.

    Cons

    Probability of being promoted is very low, might take 4 to 6 years with minimal salary increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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