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European Investment Bank Reviews

Updated 8 Jan 2020

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3.3
64%
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56%
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European Investment Bank President Dr. Werner Hoyer (no image)
Dr. Werner Hoyer
28 Ratings
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  • "The pay is not quite sufficient to live in Luxembourg(in 13 reviews)

  • "High risk of loosing employability as all roles are too EIB focused(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best employer in Europe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    International environment - many social advantages

    Cons

    small country but very active

    European Investment Bank2018-01-24
  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    good working hours, great colleagues

    Cons

    not many downsides i can think of

    European Investment Bank2019-06-12
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Low stress / superb benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    Low stress job, collaborative colleagues, low variation of pay by grade whichever part of the bank you work Excellent benefits (incl. canteen), defined benefit pension (from year 5), exceptional health insurance, access to European school for education etc.

    Cons

    Slow decision-making, bureaucratic, lack of accountability of bank / low competition, slow career progression. Also, living in Luxembourg might not be appealing.

    European Investment Bank2019-05-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, people, location, and weather

    Cons

    slave level wages and no ability to access any of benefits such as gym or training.

    Advice to Management

    Cleaning people made more than interns. Shame on you.

    European Investment Bank2019-03-11
  5. "EIB - great place to work"

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     in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at European Investment Bank

    Pros

    excellent benefits, people very nice and helpful, great opportunities for jobs inside the bank

    Cons

    starting salary slightly lower than for similar jobs

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    European Investment Bank2010-05-04
  6. "The potential of the organisation is unexploited"

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    Current Employee - Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is an European institution so you can have good work/life balance and high salaries and allowances compared to the work you do. Easy to make connections, and there are a lot of social activities. The mission of the bank is very good.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to progress, and networking is way more important than merit. Extremely bureaucratic and political. People like to talk too much of themselves and their results but they do not work to get things done.

    European Investment Bank2020-01-08
  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good employer, interesting work projects

    Cons

    Work life balance getting bad

    European Investment Bank2019-10-25
  8. "Make sure to apply to the "adequate" functional level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    job stability, tax exempt salary, holidays

    Cons

    quota based career management, weak internal communication , not exactly a meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Professional independent directors should become part of the organisation's management, in-house director level positions (and above) should be limited to one 5 years fixed term contract with no possibility of renewal.

    European Investment Bank2019-10-25
  9. "a very positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at European Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    allowance sufficient to enjoy your time in Luxembourg, great environment, many opportunities to learn more

    Cons

    sometimes it's not the most dynamic place in the world

    European Investment Bank2019-09-23
  10. "TRAINEESHIP"

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    Current Employee - Trainee in Luxembourg
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at European Investment Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice place to be and to start a career

    Cons

    trainees do not get much training the approach is learning by doing . The allowance is low for Luxembourg life costs

    European Investment Bank2019-07-19
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