BNY Mellon

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BNY Mellon Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
1,324 Reviews
2.8
1,324 Reviews
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BNY Mellon Chairman, President and CEO Gerald Hassell
Gerald Hassell
405 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance in my department, but not in all areas of the company (in 136 reviews)

  • Many good benefits, however, management was not proactive in developing talent (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth, salaries at lower end in the industry and merit increases are close to zero (in 32 reviews)

  • Plenty of talk but no regard for work life balance (in the technology sector) (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not my cup of tea

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Nice offices and decent vending machines

    Cons

    Full of people who have no clue what they are doing
    If you don't know ''somebody'' or a manager then you are likely to be ignored
    Poor decision making
    Absolutely rubbish pay
    Top level managers have no clue what is going on in the day to day running

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving opportunities to the same old people and look at what each individual can bring. A lot of people feel left out as those who have been with the company for ages are deemed important or valuable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paid well but learnt almost nothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at BNY Mellon as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays Good, 40 hours per week

    Cons

    Poorly trained managers frustrated of being left in the same job for years, open to innovation on paper only, doesn't add value to employees, HR doesn't monitor treatment of employees, totally REACTIVE culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get another job, move along, it will broaden your views and give opportunities to the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer analyst at BNY Mellon

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England

    I worked at BNY Mellon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great on-the-job learning opportunity and a way to enter the financial industry

    Cons

    Internship programme was rather disorganised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Specialist in Manchester, England

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lovely workmates , room for growth

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate to the positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Large Volume - Good work life balance

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

    I have been working at BNY Mellon full-time

    Pros

    Good working culture and youthful approach - Great Benefits

    Cons

    Terrible base salary compared to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in their employees more

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    NYC Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNY Mellon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gain understanding of many different areas of finance

    Cons

    Never really involved in any major deals, strictly third party transaction bank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senios Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senios Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    The people. Great place where people who do want to get things done, collaborate and push things through.

    Cons

    Dead wood - Many mergers have resulted in some in-effective management members and in some PM teams, it’s possible to hide and do nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hold of your good staff and let the others go....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Changing of the guard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Poole, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Poole, England

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

    Pros

    Driven and knowledgeable senior management
    Salary
    Benefits

    Cons

    Can be too political
    Sometimes too driven on bottom line at the expense of a quality service to its clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had my doubts when BNYM bought the EMEA Corp Trust business from JPMorgan Chase Bank back in Oct 2006. My advice would be to keep believing in the folks in Poole and drawing on their longstanding knowledge/expertise in the Corp Trust business. Remember to praise the staff when they have performed well. Don't take it for granted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok place to start out but it quickly grew tired.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    There is an international mix of co-workers who are also social outside of work.
    It's a good place to learn the ropes, and they sponsor professional qualifications such as the CFA and IMC.

    Cons

    Career progress is slow and there is no obvious talent management strategy aside from fairly vacant presentations etc.

    I found that promises made by senior management of my division were not stuck to, and similarly more immediate managers are not empowered to take decisions - the asset management division is a very top-down micro managed organisation.

    I wouldn't have stayed for as long without the GFC making moves risky and tricky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that employee turnover at certain divisions speaks for itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fund Administrator in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Fund Administrator in Manchester, England

    I worked at BNY Mellon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - It looks good on your CV
    - people are impressed by it i.e. those who do not work there
    - you can spin your experience and make the most menial tasks look like you had real responsibility
    - you can learn corporate know how and get inside information about the company

    Cons

    - The pay is low, very, very poor
    - The senior management are very young and inexperienced
    - There is a culture of anti-intellectualism where having a degree makes you the subject of negative envy and the culture of "do you think you are better than us?"
    - anti-social, cliquey culture
    - homogeneous with mainly local staff members who have a lack of experience of the outside world
    - senior management are distant, unapproachable and there is a blame culture
    - difficult to form personal relationships at work or enjoy work
    - a lad culture and "not in my job description" culture
    - dealing with IT queries is tedious e.g. there is a problem with a computer almost every day
    - working at BNY Mellon is not as attractive as working at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America or Ernst & Young
    - Constantly watched and under surveillance with supervisors logging your mistakes to use against you when possible
    - Long term career prospects are dire
    - Men are immature
    - Senior managers and HR block internal career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being angry and arrogant creates disgruntled employees. You are not as good as you think you are. Improve your qualifications and personal skills. Stop using buzzwords like "innovation", "professional" and "diverse" - when innovation, professionalism and diversity is present - it really speaks for itself.
    Employ older staff members with more experience than you. You are big fish in a small pond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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