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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    Not as much learning as i expected

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOffice was nice, salary for intern was standard in China.
    I stayed for only four months so didnt get as much experience, but there are some nice colleagues.
    Time-off was flexible

    ConsInternal competition and interpersonal relationship was a bit complicated, considering it's an international company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay a little bit more attention to interns. They are more than just low cost labour. Sometimes they can bring value if you use them wisely you know?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good.

    Intern (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsProfessional workplace. Good and friendly people.

    ConsWeak Training. No mentors offered.

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    Good exposure across the footprint of the network within the IG program

    Associate Director (Former Employee) London, England

    Pros- Good training for international graduates (IG)
    - Emerging market based

    Cons- Mixed culture due to large turnover
    - Moderate brand recognition
    - Compensation on par or below par

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good office, many opportunities, but poor management

    FI OCC (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosgood working hours..average to decent compensation

    Consmanagement is very poor and sometimes not competent even in basic banking knowhow

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn more...atleast make an effort

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding Firm performance, but lack of career prospects in uk

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture and work life balance. Out their value and corporate value in very night priority

    ConsOnly focused in Asia, particularly Singapore, hk, India and china. Good career prospective only if you are planning to be an expat

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very mixed experience; loved some parts, hated others.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat work/life balance and philanthropic culture. SCB have a great work life balance, actively encouraging working from home, using all your holiday plus days out of the office volunteering.

    ConsConsensus driven environment, difficult to get any major decisions made. Also takes an incredibly long time to make any changes at all. Seems to encourage forward thinking by hiring bright people, only to hinder them at every turn.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing bank, but not growing fast enough

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) City of London, England

    Pros- Not a cut throat place like other places ive worked
    - Truly cross-border, with plenty of international opportunities
    - Good investment in systems

    Cons- Bonus payments are average at best
    - A lot of politics: many people doing very little that do not deserve a seat are still around
    - Not aggressive enough

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a bit more aggressive in risk taking at the bank. Please do not recruit people from other banks just because theyre from other banks. Would like to see more management on the ground.

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    Real center of gravity is in Singapore

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosgreat brand
    nice people
    strong culture
    support flexible working
    Peter Sands
    open, light working space
    get real exposure to developing markets

    Consvery isolated in London - real action in Singapore
    long, ponderous decision making
    political - only good news can be given
    some blockers have been there far too long
    lacks a performance edge

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet faster and more courageous in decision making
    Move HQ to where your markets are
    Improve quality of some of the senior management team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    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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    Its OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInternal transfer is flexible, company values are good

    ConsOld systems, salary is low compared to market

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more on talents

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