Standard Chartered Bank
3.5 of 5 498 reviews
www.standardchartered.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Standard Chartered Bank Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.5 496 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO Peter Sands

Peter Sands

(199 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very good.

Intern (Current Employee)
London, England

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

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

I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than 3 years

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

I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

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)

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

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

I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time for more than a year

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

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

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

I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

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

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

ProsFriendly and forgiving environment

ConsLess team work and guidance from supervisor. Everything is to be understood by yourself.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Supportive mentorship but limited range of exposure for interns

Risk Management Intern (Former Employee)
Taipei (Taiwan)

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

ProsSupportive mentors, decent compensation for an internship, interesting project.

ConsHard to see impact of project; no opportunity for rotation or broader exposure to functional departments; boring/unimaginative colleagues

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate greater opportunities for interns to gain exposure to bank operations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

ProsIt is very close knit company

ConsSlightly convoluted structure. Difficult to navigate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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