BNY Mellon Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
1,230 Reviews

2.8
1,230 Reviews
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BNY Mellon Chairman, President and CEO Gerald Hassell
Gerald Hassell
344 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I also get to work from home when needed, making the work life balance easier to handle (in 116 reviews)

  • Many good benefits, however, management was not proactive in developing talent (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no room for GROWTH and the PAY SUCKS OVERALL (in 25 reviews)

  • All the hard works we done are not appreciated by the senior management of the company (in 49 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It is Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company, it cares for the employes, the overall perks of the company apart for the salary structure are good.

    Cons

    since it has grown leaps and bounds in the last 3-4 years and the company going into full Cost cutting mode, the chances of getting promotions are tough.

  2.  

    Not enough opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  Poole, England
    Former Employee - Technician in Poole, England

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get together events at Christmas. Nice and some helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    No progression, low salaries, poor bonuses and really sad pay rise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Manchester, England

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are generally friendly and open. The company puts a lot of resources and effort on diversity and employee engagement. It is a good place to practice fixing things.

    Cons

    Salaries in many departments in non financial centres are not in line with local competitors. Progression can be slow and investment in serious training and development is lacking. It is also not easy to move around without guardian angels at senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the plight of your middle managers rather than statistics. If you offer low salary you will not attract or retain quality and clients will notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good short term, bad long term

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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 BNY Mellon

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Company is fairly secure with little shake ups in comparison to most Banks/Investment Banks
    Number of social events planned throughout the year

    Cons

    Low salary and next to no bonus & pay rise year-on-year
    Inept HR preventing sideways movement within the company
    Increasing love of creating layers of hierarchy reducing job prospects
    No incentives provided to improve performance given the recession spiel provided in the 3rd/4th Quarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real world career development program for all levels of employees... not only "management" level benefit from knowing the various business areas.
    360 reviews would highlight a number of deadwood management, of which there are many.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    amazed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Treasury Assistant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Treasury Assistant in London, England

    I worked at BNY Mellon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    opportunity for career progression and access to new information

    Cons

    admin/general management not university educated, made of agency staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement review of non-contractual employees potential and growth within business

  7.  

    Not the best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team. Decent social events held every once in a while.

    Cons

    Poor ground level management
    Overworked staff due to poor planning, company says yes to added work before checking there is the capacity to pick it up.
    Pay is shocking considering the high profile of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    BNYM Europe - Asset management - Treated fairly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    BNYM treated me well and offered me good opportunities to move between roles. The work life balance was good, basic pay is fair

    Cons

    Bonuses are generally lower than average and the organisation suffers from the usual bureaucracy issues of a large institution and can be slow to move

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    BNY is a great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at BNY Mellon as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Management, easy and friendly to work with

    Cons

    Fewer growth and career opportunities due to recent restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to enhance personal growth of employees and retain hard-working people, whether contractors.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Low Pay, No Bonuses

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Officer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Client Service Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It has a relaxed environment and there are some benefits such as free medical insurance. BNY Mellon also has an approachable Human Resources team.

    Cons

    Told every year that there are no budget for bonuses. Taking advantage of the recession even though the company was the least effected bank by the economic downturn.
    Pay is lower than average
    No reward incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on staff retention instead of constant recruitment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate actions senior specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNY Mellon

    Pros

    Friendly down to earth group of employees.

    Cons

    Salary is low and there's no negotiating on whether it should be revalued for individuals, regardless of skill set. Systems are poor.

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