EBRD Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 6 May 2020

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EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Energy Efficiency and Climate Change"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EBRD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly team. Great working culture with flexible working hours (9-5pm) and opportunity to work from home if needed. Interesting and fast paced working environment. Around 70 team members with broad range of expertise.

    Cons

    Poor knowledge sharing with team members unaware of each other's work. Not a good place for juniors with little management guidance.

  2. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Technical Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with a good benefits package and decent working environment

    Cons

    Office is due to move in the next year which for some will make the commute longer and untenable

  3. "not for junior"

    3.0
    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

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Good, for a short period of time"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EBRD full-time

    Pros

    - Interesting job as it involves a wide array of diverse tasks. - Strong international exposure - Generous training offered - Enjoyable working environment - Good working hours. - Good office restaurant (Mozart) - Generous pension and health care, as well as a 10% "flex allowance".

    Cons

    - A work experience at EBRD may reduce employability outside EBRD; - Base tax-free salary is lower than at other banks, as EBRD's salaries do take into account the fact that employees don't pay taxes. So, at the end of the day, employees should essentially receive the same take-home pay as elsewhere, if not less (!); - Modest bonuses: 0-15% of base salary; - When looking for a mortgage, most UK mortgage providers will be able to offer only a small mortgage amount, as a result of the lower tax-free base salary (EBRD does not offer mortgages to its employees); - Currently, most job offers are for short term contract. However, it's quite frequent to see contracts being either extended or converted into permanent position; - Promotion discussions and decisions do not always favor the most hard-working staff. - Every now and then, expect some "political" decisions, which equate to poor business decision-making, , as a result of political representation on the Board, and in the shareholding of EBRD.

  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intercultural working environment, interesting projects, committed and friendly colleagues, many internal development opportunities (i.e. trainings), flexible working possible

    Cons

    depends a lot on the line manager and the team, very slow in decision

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Golden cage"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Principal Banker in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EBRD

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good canteen and work life balance. The bank gives juniors great exposure to project work and clients. The benefits are excellent, hence difficult to leave after few years at the bank.

    Cons

    Promotions becoming very difficult post Associate level.. Unequal salaries, beaurocratic with too many bosses

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "intern at OGC"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EBRD

    Pros

    They pay the best within international organizations. The work environment was good

    Cons

    they can give more tasks to interns

  8. "EBRD Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at EBRD for less than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly working environment. All the team members made an effort to get me up to speed with projects - Great opportunities to travel and gain experience abroad (not as an intern though) - Amazing office in the City

    Cons

    - Takes time to get used to internal procedures

  9. "Manager, Treasury Accounting"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at EBRD

    Pros

    Good working environment. Made good friends.

    Cons

    Expectations within different teams in the accounting department were very different. Treasury accounting was the more challenging and competitive one, but was remunerated and evaluated the same way as other accounting teams.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of good things going for the organisation, but looks better on paper than it is in practice"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    - Smart colleagues from all over the world - Friendly work environment - Good compensation and benefits packages

    Cons

    - Highly bureaucratic, office politics at the senior level - Silos and some rivalry between different departments - Large differential between perks for those on permanent contracts and others

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