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EBRD Reviews

Updated 18 Feb 2020

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3.4
71%
Recommend to a Friend
38%
Approve of CEO
EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti
Suma Chakrabarti
88 Ratings
Pros
  • "It’s a very professional place to work and also provides a good work life balance(in 46 reviews)

  • "Healthy work environment, good work/life balance, interesting projects, good social benefits(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great work experience !!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EBRD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked at the bank for a few years. It was a wonderful experience. The other employees were great and friendly. It’s a very professional place to work and also provides a good work life balance.

    Cons

    None I loved it there.

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    EBRD2020-02-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Institution in existential crisis with unclear future and goals"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission, multicultural environment and tax exempt status

    Cons

    Ongoing risk of outsourcing for staff in certain departments negatively affects people's mental and physical health. Crumbling IT after being outsourced to India. Senior management does not care about the staff. Middle management is of extremely poor quality, only caring about retirement and pleasing senior management. People are overworked, underappreciated and demotivated.

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    EBRD2020-02-11
  3. "Well worth a closer look"

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    Former Employee - Senior Trade Finance Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EBRD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent working practices, inspiring people, pace-setting

    Cons

    Can be a little bureaucratic at times

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    EBRD2019-12-12
  4. "Development banking"

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    Current Employee - Principal Banker in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent experience banking the "unbankable" in commercial banking terms, cross-disciplinary sales and experience, very insightful with regard to soft currencies' operations, unique experience overall

    Cons

    Limited career development path, bureaucratic, very few professional bankers working for the bank especially in the junior and mid management positions...

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    EBRD2019-12-08
  5. "Interesting projects but little career progression"

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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good project and canteen and work life balance

    Cons

    No career progression and poor salary

    EBRD2019-12-11
  6. "not for junior"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

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

    Pros

    flexible working environment. not intense no long working hours

    Cons

    no guidance at all, expected to navigate stuff alone

    EBRD2019-12-06
  7. "No justice, biased"

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

    I worked at EBRD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, salary is good for regional offices, not for London

    Cons

    Process-oriented, not result-oriented. Hiring is very subjective, promotion is slow, promote only loyal people, not merit-based . a lot of different political games

    EBRD2019-11-14
  8. "Good quality of life, low innovation and opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Principal 

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

    Pros

    Life balance, good working hours and work-salary ratio

    Cons

    Slow, middle management, lack of room for growth or innovation

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    EBRD2019-11-12
  9. "Good perks, terrible president (ceo)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall people are nice. Canteen is good. Job is easy.

    Cons

    Management is poor. The institution is slow and inefficient.

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    EBRD2019-11-05
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocrity galore"

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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission of the institution. Work life balance. Job safety. Diversity. Great support for women.

    Cons

    Not merit based. Consensus driven bureaucracy. Most important factor for progress are the number of years spent in a role, regardless of performance. Senior management is low quality.

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    EBRD2019-10-30

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