EBRD Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 25 Feb 2020

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  1. "Great work experience !!!"

    5.0
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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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  2. Helpful (1)

    "for job security"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Banking Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work life balance in EBRD

    Cons

    low efficiency and limited career progression

  3. "Interesting projects but little career progression"

    3.0
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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

  4. "No justice, biased"

    3.0
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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

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Mediocrity galore"

    3.0
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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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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Outsourcing of IT"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - ITSM Sector in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at EBRD for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly place to work, great benefits for permanent employees. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The EBRD IT department is having its very own Brexit scenario. The outsource (leave) campaign was overplayed with a promise of unrealistic financial benefit. The previous high service level from a small team of long-standing members with a wide range of technical experience and all performing 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support, was an unusual model for a service desk. It was cost-effective and efficient, but its value was overlooked. The IT dept was a shadow of its former self when I left earlier this year, moral was low amongst the remaining staff as more and more top level management were recruited and skilled workers were replaced with inexperienced tech from the new Indian service provider.

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  7. "Principal Legal Counsel"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Interesting and Intelligent Colleagues, Work Life Balance, being part of an International Financial Institution investing in Sustainable Change and Development in its Countries of Operation with a private sector mandate

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, not comfortable with change in some of its depts. and lacking innovation and technology

  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you are a high achiever and want to constantly learn, then EBRD is not the right place for you."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good pay and easy work.

    Cons

    lack ambition and doesn't encourage entrepreneurial minds. Gets boring very fast.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "principal"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    moderate with acceptable work/life balance

    Cons

    bureaucratic and overregulated and slow

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  10. "Executive Assistant"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and benefits, own canteen.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, too much politics

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