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Close Brothers Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1878
Company - Public (CBGPF)
Finance
$100 to $500 million (USD) 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.

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Close Brothers Reviews

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Preben Prebensen
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    Former Employee - Branch Administrator in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Former Employee - Branch Administrator in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Close Brothers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management team
    Training and development opportunities
    Good reward systems in place

    Cons

    unfeasible targets set in certain months against other branches, needs to be more tailored towards individual branches to produce a more accurate account of performance
    high turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    increase the use of advanced technology to support dealer network in line with competitors
    Make more realistic benchmarks to work towards

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Close Brothers Interviews

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    Client Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wimbledon, England
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Close Brothers (Wimbledon, England).

    Interview

    Very easy interviews (too easy actually), but very, very drawn out and a long process - mainly because the recruiting managers, by their own admission, didn't get their act together and book in interview dates. Had to complete a number of psychometric tests as well.
    The fact the interviews were so easy did alarm me and I wish I'd listened to those gut-instinct warnings - basically I was going to work for people who had no idea about the area of work they were managing.

    Interview Questions

    • CV / competency based questions - just about career history.   Answer Question
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