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EBRD Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2019

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3.5
70%
Recommend to a Friend
38%
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EBRD CEO Suma Chakrabarti
Suma Chakrabarti
87 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Colleagues, Interesting tasks to do. Benefits Location

    Cons

    Political organisation sometimes friendship comes before competence

    EBRD2019-01-09
  2. "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
  3. "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

    Advice to Management

    Change middle management and increase rotation opportunities

    EBRD2019-11-12
  4. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You have done enough damage.

    EBRD2019-11-05
  5. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Resign

    EBRD2019-10-30
  6. "Great mission, smart people, bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sense of purpose addressing increasingly relevant challenges

    Cons

    Overly administrative to the point it distracts from the mission and hurts productivity

    EBRD2019-10-12
  7. "Interesting bank with lots of potential, stagnant environment"

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    Current Employee - Associate Banker 

    I have been working at EBRD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    multi-cultural, interesting projects in exotic countries, steep learning curve for those who push themselves

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, lots of "internal processes" that are irrelevant to the project/clients

    EBRD2019-10-17
  8. "IT Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in London, England

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

    Pros

    Is a large company and is one of my best experience

    Cons

    Everything working slowly and to improove your skills need long time

    EBRD2019-09-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad but not improving"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mission, nice people, ok salary

    Cons

    Poor Senior management. Highly political. Less and less transparent hiring.

    EBRD2019-10-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, but poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Principal Banker in London, England
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people (especially at junior levels), lots of exposure to clients (on investment-side)

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, very inward-looking, lots of internal politics, slow project approval, lack of meritocracy, poor staff morale

    EBRD2019-09-19
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