Close Brothers Reviews

Updated 7 May 2020

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3.5
65%
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83%
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Close Brothers CEO Preben Prebensen (no image)
Preben Prebensen
72 Ratings
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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surveyor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Close Brothers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, flexible hours and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Cannot fault anything with this company good company to work for

    Close Brothers2020-02-20
  2. "Move elsewhere if you want your mental health"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Basic benefits and good bonus, office minutes away from Liverpool Street

    Cons

    Job specs irrelevant to the role you'll be doing, high expectations with basic salaries well below the market, huge pay discrepancies between managers and analysts. Members of different teams, who are doing the same thing for a lifetime and in fact have minimum responsibilities have also created a typical English blame culture. Very high employee turnover in this team - management simply let employees leave one after another.

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    Close Brothers2020-05-07
  3. "n/a"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Business Support Advisor in Wimbledon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Close Brothers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with - lovely people in the company.

    Cons

    Poor wages and you don't get any support form Senior management. Cannot rely on Senior management.

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    Close Brothers2020-03-25
  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Paraplanner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance Good colleagues Team socials

    Cons

    Blame culture Pay below market rate Limited progression opportunities

    Close Brothers2020-03-03
  5. "Brilliant Place to work - Smart and well placed people"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time

    Pros

    The people, the atmosphere, interesting work

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to all equivalent institutions

    Close Brothers2020-02-24
  6. "Low salary for Ops management"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great engagement, pension and shares

    Cons

    Very low salary to hard working employees

    Close Brothers2020-02-18
  7. "Good company with great work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Majority of colleagues are nice people

    Cons

    Slow change Low ambitions No clear paths for career progression

    Close Brothers2020-02-11
  8. "Good experience although heard has gone down hill a bit"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Business Operations Administrator in Wimbledon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Close Brothers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff wellbeing and extras were great

    Cons

    Heard it has become more head down work

    Close Brothers2020-02-08
  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator 
    Recommends

    I worked at Close Brothers part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, great team, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Can’t think of any

    Close Brothers2020-01-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely people, huge management and productivity issues in ops, low salary"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Close Brothers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are lovely, some corporate benefits , lovely office working space

    Cons

    Poor salary in comparison to similar roles, micromanaging in ops, quick turnover , quantity over quality attitude

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    Close Brothers2020-01-23
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