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Close Brothers Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1878
Company - Public (CBGPF)
Lending
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Aldermore Bank, Lombard, Investec
Close Brothers is a leading UK FTSE 250 merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, financial advice, investment management and securities trading. We employ 3,000 people, principally in the UK.

We support our clients as they grow by providing ... Read more

Mission: Our Purpose is to help the people and businesses of Britain thrive over the long term

Close Brothers Reviews

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership team, lots of consultation with employees at all levels. (Employee engagement survey taken v. seriously)
    Nice size, easy to add value and a flat management structure
    Good work life balance and flexible working options
    Well supported to develop professionally and personally

    Cons

    Internal communications could be better

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Close Brothers Interviews

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Close Brothers (London, England) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted on LinkedIn by their HR. Had a phone conversation about reasons for leaving, current salary etc. Sent them my CV and a phone interview was arranged with the software team lead. In their email it was mentioned that the interview's aim is to find out more about yourself, your skills set, the value you can add to the team, and why you want to work for Close Brothers. The interview however was more about the skills I had listed on my CV. Make sure you have textbook knowledge of all of them!
    The interviewer was extremely nice and gave me some valuable feedback in the end.

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