Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.5 560 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands

Peter Sands

(225 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Decent entry-level internship position

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood starting position to learn
    Comprehensive
    Nice people to work with

    ConsMay deal with very stuck up people
    You need to be proactive, otherwise you'll just be another useless guy at the office

    Advice to Senior Managementneed a more structured internship program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    review for standard chartered

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice culture, nice people, nice workplace

    Constoo localized, a little bit not consistent

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    Great place for career development and international exposure

    Director (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWorked in five different roles/offices in 8 years with the bank. Worked with international colleagues across Asia, Africa and Middle East. Fantastic opportunities to move into different roles and gained experiences in project management, facilitation of discussions, managing business relationship, development of influencing and communications skills. Opportunities to interact with senior business leaders and participate in decision making process once you have proven with your skills and attitudes

    ConsRetrenchment is unavoidable in banking industry and more so now for the past 2 years. You have to watch your back tightly and check if your job is secured from time to time. You do not want to be catch unprepared.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCost management s important to the P and L of the company. However, it may be difficult to spot the real talent who really contribute positively, worth their salary and stay in the bank. management need to be more discern on who to let go rather than letting go blindly and basing the reason solely on manpower cost.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work at. The bank values employees and encourage development

    Middle Office Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsSCB is focused on emerging markets while maintaining a slight aversion for risk. That configuration led the bank to do extremely well during recent financial crisis.

    ConsToo many processes in place. takes a long time to make decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood perks, work flexibility, depening upon department, you can learn a lot at work

    Constoo top heavy to look after career interest of even 60% of staff

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    Good bank to work for

    Junior Manager (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsOpen culture and very good staff benefit. Encourages growth.

    ConsNice gesture to keep those who worked for a long time around however it give the impression to the junior staff that they may not be given the opportunity due to some long timers holding on to their same position for a long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on the open culture and policies. Get it touch with the junior people on the ground to get a deep understanding on the morale or challenges they are facing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosa lot of career and network progression

    Consnone but must work hard

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    A very rewarding experience to have the opportunity to work in a international bank like Standard Chartered Bank.

    Director (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood work-life balance and provides the opportunity to gain experience in the whole range of banking products and services available out there.

    ConsMatrix organization can be confusing to new joiners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep the communication with the troops going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary, strong values, nice environment and people

    Constoo much burocracy, bank is not focused in brazil and current external outlook for the bank is not good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very long hours rewarded by a fantastic view of Marina Bay

    Summer Analyst (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThe pay is terrible. Horrendous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay us more.

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