EBRD Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2021

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3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
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EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti
Suma Chakrabarti
123 Ratings
Pros
  • "It’s a very professional place to work and also provides a good work life balance(in 62 reviews)

  • "Great working environment and to meet people in the business(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Con: Limited career progression opportunities(in 21 reviews)

  • "Senior Management should regularly refresh - they stay for too long(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Jun 25, 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The missions, great projects, great level of colleagues

      Cons

      Bureaucracy is really heavy and tiring

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Very bad culture

      Jul 7, 2021 - Principal in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and benefits (pension and medical insurance) Good canteen and cafeteria

      Cons

      The company culture at the EBRD is very bad. Too many people at all levels consider absolutely everything «important» or «urgent», and create a lot of unnecessary stress and pressure, generally just because that makes them feel important. That goes along far too many occurrences of behaviors which are disrespectful, agressive, or plain bullying and harassment. The Bank tolerates bullying and harassment far too much, particularly from managers, to the point that it has become part of the company culture. Whatever happens, HR always supports management. The various policies, trainings or campaigns against bullying and harassment are pure PR. Over the years, I have seen several colleagues crying, both juniors and seniors. Treated very poorly, and submitted to a lot of stress and pressure, they ended up bursting into tears. If you care for your well-being and mental health, the EBRD is definitely not an employer of choice.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      overall good

      Jul 22, 2021 - Counsel in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice atmosphere, relatively interesting work, good boss, nice colleagues

      Cons

      bureaucratic, difficulty for career growth

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place with nice people

      Jun 28, 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unlike other DFI's they are open to new ideas and exploring opportunities that make business sense. People are generally quite nice and let you work in peace, there is no facetime requirement or other typical IB unspoken rules. The work is often quite interesting given the regions the EBRD operate in and the impact your work can have.

      Cons

      Can be frustrating at times when you have to go through bureaucratic hoops to get simple things done and generally things can take longer than expected to happen.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A development bank on the rise?

      Jul 22, 2021 - Principal Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great mission and devoted staff

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, unclear strategy and shareholders' conflicts

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No clear outline to get promoted

      Jul 18, 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great flexibility and team - perks are fairly good

      Cons

      No outline on how to get promoted

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A nice experience

      May 15, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Managers are usually nice and enable you to work in peaceful conditions with flexibility. Allowance to work from home was very helpful.

      Cons

      It depends on the department/team but there are managers who don’t treat everyone the same way and give more career growth opportunities to some employees. Many employees have been in the bank for ages, they do complain a lot and feel threatened when new joiners arrive, which is a shame.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Insane asylum

      Jun 22, 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      There are no pros at all.

      Cons

      Working at the EBRD feels like being in an insane asylum. There are conflicts every day, for everything and nothing. And people easily get aggressive. One quickly understands that there are two categories of people at the Bank. Some can be disrespectful, aggressive, bully and harass, and nothing will ever happen to them. Others will be bullied and harassed. How you end up in one category or another depends on your relationships and networks at the Bank. And bullies support each other and progress together to senior management positions. Of course, officially the Bank does not tolerate bullying or harassment. In practice, anyone who dares say anything will learn a tough lesson. Not only will he/she find no help or support, but on the contrary the whole organisation will treat him/her as an enemy. No one in their right mind would want to work in that environment for too long. The only thing to do is to find another job and exit asap.

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Very good place for a development banker

      Jun 21, 2021 - Principal Banker in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Multinational work environment with lots of perks.

      Cons

      At some departments there are toxic people who have been working at the bank for at least two decades, slowing down the whole organization and feeling threatened by the newcommers.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A good place for doers and innovators

      Jun 4, 2021 - Transportation Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work and travel is exciting

      Cons

      Workload is often too high

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